Paris, Day 1: Lost Luggage
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We landed in Paris at the Charles de Gaulle Airport around 10:15am, local time. I waited at the baggage claim until all the bags were off -- and mine definitely did not make it. It had to have been the short time we had in Dallas. My flight from Austin to Dallas was delayed due to weather for over an hour, and there was barely enough time for me to walk to the other gate. I am sure that's what happened to my luggage! The attendant at lost baggage was totally non-helpful. She did not offer any compensation or even a travel kit -- said it was AA's policy not to provide anything unless the bag would not be delivered within 24 hours. Only after a little pleading and cajoling did I get her to give me a travel kit!
Ioannis and I had tried to arrange our arrivals closely.
It was drizzling lightly and the temperature was fairly cool. It was really nice to get out and stretch my legs after the long flight and the train and metro rides. After an hour or so of walking around, we stopped for a capuccino and pastry to warm up. I love French coffee and pastries!
We had dinner that night at a small French restaurant near the Hotel -- Le Reconfort. Ioannes had a rocket salad and a steak. I had foie gras and veau au citron (lemon veal). We had a nice bottle of bourdeaux. For dessert, a piece of chocolate cake and a glass of port. It was a very nice meal. We had a great time catching up and planning the next day. I was excited when Ioannis told me that the one thing he wanted to do the most was to see Disneyland Paris. :)