I have always enjoyed traveling, even if it meant sleeping in a tent when I was younger. I prefer hotels and cruise cabins now, but the motivation is the same...an adventure waiting to happen. Sometimes you will find me traveling with my husband and/or family. Sometimes I will travel alone, and sometimes I will travel with friends. I hope you find it entertaining to keep up to date with me as I explore the world around me. Warning...I like to take pictures of food so don't read if you're hungry. More adventures await...see ya soon...Amy.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Paris, France: Arrival Day

Danny and I left LP super early in the morning to travel down to Baton Rouge. We picked up Caitlin and Laurie and met Debbie, Emily and Baleigh at the airport. We needed to arrive two hours before our international flight. About a half hour before we were scheduled to board there was an announcement that weather (rain) had prevented the incoming plane from landing and it had to go to Gulfport, MS to refuel and come back. We had a 2 hour layover in Atlanta before our international flight and felt pretty confident that we would make it IF we were able to get on the flight to Atlanta when they were predicting. Thankfully the plane arrived as predicted and they got us to Atlanta about 45 min before our plane was scheduled to take off. Our flight to Paris was actually a little delayed at the gate which at least gave us an opportunity to go to the bathroom before boarding. Our flight to Paris went well. We are renting an apartment through Paris Perfect and also hired a car to drive us there. Our driver was Victor. Victor called the apartment rental company for us to tell them we were on our way. Our apartment would not be ready until 2 pm and it was about 12:30 when we arrived at our apartment. Victor thought we could eat in the area and waste some time before then. We found a cafe on the corner of the street and the apartment was about 4 doors down. We had a nice leisurely lunch at Harper’s. Debbie and I ate a crispy chicken sandwich that quite possibly was the best chicken sandwich I have ever eaten! We finished lunch at precisely 2 pm and then met with our greeter to see the apartment. After settling in a bit we walked and explored the neighborhood. We found the ATM and a local grocery along with exploring rue Montorgueil, a local street filled with places to eat and snack. We ate supper at Capitol Grill  near by and fought the jet lag the best we could. By 9 pm everyone had pretty much crashed. Tomorrow we are praying for little to no rain so we can go to Montmartre. Until tomorrow...

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