It's been a busy two days since I last sat down to journal. Yesterday, Wednesday, was spent getting the French cell phones working, stocking the groceries for cooking in the apartment, going over twice to my twin sister's apartment to try to talk to the manager about their arrival time on Thursday. No luck in finding the manger so we headed towards the Metro to check out our route for dinner with friends and the connection to the RER B train for our trip to the airport on Thursday.
We relaxed and enjoyed the afternoon and soon it was time to get dressed up a bit for our date with our young friends who live in Paris. Nicolas had made reservations at Baroche for dinner at eight o'clock. We rode the Metro to the Franklin Roosevelt Station and then walked up the Champs Elysees to Rue La Boetie. We took our umbrellas but it still had not begun to rain. We so enjoyed our evening with Nicolas and Maeliss. Turns out it was also their wedding anniversary. Nicolas leaves Friday for a business trip to San Diego and San Francisco. The world gets smaller every year. I met them years ago when they were first married and we were all on a tour in the outback in Australia. Now they have three children!
Our alarm clock this morning went off at six o'clock, waking us up from a sound sleep. We ate a small breakfast and were out the door to the RER B train to Charles de Gaulle Airport by seven o'clock. Raining lightly but hard enough for umbrellas. On the train we were surrounded by a group of Mormon Missionaries who had just completed their two year mission and were headed home to the USA. Spirits were high and it was so nice to see so many young men in suits and ties looking forward to going home to their families. We arrived at the airport by eight thirty and everything was going great until the crowds came to a dead stop.
Hope you've enjoyed my recap of our two days; it's so nice to be back in Paris again.
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