Friday, June 4, 2010

On Our Way

My daughter, Charlotte won a fabulous, all expenses paid trip, and decided to take her mother on a wonderful vacation. Round trip to France and then a Mediterranean Cruise on the Legend - a small boutique ship of the Seabourn Yachts line.  She was tickled pink and I was tickled pink too.

I planned to Twitter, Facebook and Blog my thoughts every night - but realized I forgot to order an International Data Plan when I looked at the "free" AT&T message on my phone - each MB of data will cost me a whopping $19.95 - so long "Tweets" it's good old pencil and paper and the computer keyboard from this day forward...

We arrive at the Paris airport sleepy and sore from an eleven hour non stop over the polar cap (and Iceland - boy were we lucky the Eyjafjalla Glacier volcano decided to settle down ).  

After sitting on our bottoms so long our feet are swollen.  I knew better than to take my shoes off - but Char forgot...

The Paris airport, is pretty much like any other airport - there are people sleeping or using their "devices", eating food or reading, anything to take the edge off the boredom -  but in contrast, it is also very different from our good old LAX -  gigantic and dare I say it - beautiful.....  glass and steel and modern seating everywhere you look.  

Can you believe it - all the announcements are in French :)  It made it just a bit difficult for us to find our way to our connecting flight- but we made it, and were soon on our way to the French Riviera and Nice.  

Good bye Paris - we explore your neighborhoods when we return next week...

Looking down I see a harbor filled with yachts and later learn it is St Tropez.

We land in Nice and the Cote d' Azur


  1. Cynthia-- I love this... I'm going to enjoy this trip with you and Charlotte... enjoy every wonderful experience. Charlotte you are a MARVELOUS daughter.

  2. It was a fabulous excursion. Never to be forgotten!!!! We must do it again soon :)