I was pretty much walking on clouds ALL day following Irwin’s proposal. We decided to venture out to Trocadero to get a better view of the Eiffel Tower on our last day in the City of Lights (and love). I woke up to a message from Ai (after I had woken her up much too early to let her know it happened). Then we went across the way to Paul’s for some delicious fresh pastries, and headed on our way to Trocadero. We first went back to the Love Lock Bridge to take pictures of the proposal spot during the day, and to take one last picture of our lock. Then we headed off to Trocadero, walking at a leisurely place since I really wanted to absorb whatever I could on our last day. That and I was just so happy, I was enjoying the moment. We finally arrived at Trocadero, along with a billion other tourists, but we still managed to enjoy ourselves on the steps with some lemonade and people watch. There were tons of people taking pictures with the Eiffel Tower in the background, and the group that caught our eye were these cutely dressed Asian girls who were posing like they were modeling their clothes- I couldn’t actually tell if they were models, I think they were really just having fun which was cute and funny. We also decided it would be the best time to take our Instagram engagement announcement photos, and the picture came out beautifully! We lounged around so more, and then walked through some gardens, and made our way back to the apartment to pack and sleep early for our early morning flight the next day.
… So we waited and managed to stay awake past midnight, and walked the two blocks from our apartment back to the bridge. By then most of the people had left, but there were still more than we thought would be there around that time. So we looked over the bridge, admired the view of the Eiffel Tower shining its light all around the city.. watching the people along the side of the river.. couples having a romantic moment.. friends laughing and drinking (and me wondering if anyone ever fell into the water from being too drunk while sitting at the edge of the canal).. and then I realized- we didn’t have a lock to put on the bridge! I had been telling Irwin earlier that maybe we should buy a lock every time we passed by a vendor, but he kept saying the vendors on the bridge are there all the time.. except after midnight apparently. The vendors were gone so I was worried that we may not have enough time to get a lock tomorrow to bring back to the bridge.