A very eventful journey, and we're not even in Paris yet!
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January 18th, 2009 – by: jenn79
This will be the last time I get to execute this comfortable vacation routine, as I'm off to Central Africa 3 weeks after I return. Not only do I not know when I'm coming back, but I'll be in a different apartment, I won't be working for the same company - lots of uncertainty.
I woke at 5am to catch an 8ish flight from LAX.
Tracy joined me soon after and we were off on our journey! Our 9 and a half hour flight got cut down to less than 8, the pilot telling us we had a 200mph tailwind that would put us at a speed of over 700mph! Whooo!! What an exciting announcement =)
When we landed, things got a little dicier - it was very unclear which type of transit card we would get, where to get said transit card, and how to get to our hotel in Disneyland Paris.
At least it's not quite as cold as I expected. Don't get me wrong, it's cold enough your hands need to go into your pockets after about 10 seconds, but Chicago is much worse in Jan, NYC is worse right now, and New Hampshire-ites would laugh and wear T shirts. =) But we'll see what the rest of the week looks like. Things are a bit of a haze after this as we were so exhausted.
I fell asleep in my big bed after this and was woken up by the front desk calling - Irene had arrived!! YAY!! I haven't seen her in over a year and a half and it was quite a joyful reunion! =) She partook in some of the delicious Indian food, we went to the marketplace to get some quick supplies for the night (for Tracy this means chocolate covered waffles!), and we rented one of my favorite movies of all time - Lilo & Stitch! =D We watched it for a bit and Irene, poor thing passed out in the middle and went to bed.
Happened to catch Obama's speech while blogging. Feeling less guilty about leaving the country during inauguration, as I do highly support Obama and his ideals. Going to have a last Gallouise Blonde and head to bed =) Goodnight all!
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