Monday, June 15, 2009
June 11 The last student day at school. The Paris girls get into the mood by wearing their new Paris shirts. June 12 Last teacher day....and we are off.... Well kinda off....thunderstorm in Atlanta lead to the crew timing out in a holding pattern...we went to Greenville then back to Atlanta on another airplane....missed our connection to Paris. So here we are: Night One 2 AM is not the best time to make decisions. Carole is talking to Delta and rearranging our flight from the next night: instead LeGuardia to JFK then using Air France to Paris. Arriving at our Apt at 9AM.....without our luggage. We got to our apartment and went grocery shopping. This is our first meal in our digs. Pasta from a pasta store, baguettes from the local bakery, salad and wine from the grocery store. The world view changes with good food and friends. Shannon is sitting beside me and Dee is across. Carole is taking the pic. Then it was off to mass at the Notre Dame. With the famous Rose Window. This is a street from the left bank. Reminds me of several Impressionist paintings. Fun and games then occurred as we split up. I got lost in a metro station and the other three did not find the Seine River tour they wanted to take. But I made it back to the apartment as did they. Our first night ended.