Tuesday, May 08, 2007

We're here in France. I am never going back to flying coach again. The flight was incredible. The seats were huge - more leg room than I've ever seen. Each seat had a pillow and blanket and a packet of toiletries and goodies to make our flight more comfortable. They brought us drinks, newspapers and then the menu. Our meal started with warm mixed nuts, followed by marinated cheeses and olives. The next course was an appetizer of shrimp and smoked salmon. A beautiful fresh salad accompanied by artisan breads followed. The main course was a choice of lamb, filet of beef, seafood risotto or lasagna. We both chose the lamb, which was wonderful. Ice cream sundaes with our choice of toppings was the dessert.

The flight crew passed out personal entertainment devices to the business class passengers. It had games, music, movies, TV shows, pretty much anything you'd want to do. The best part about the PEDs were the headphones. They passed out Bose Noise Cancelling headphones, and they are fantastic. I need to get a pair for when I fly. You put them on and it's like you're not on a plane. They fit my iPod, and listening to my relaxing music through them put me on a cloud. The seats had reclining backs and footrests that extended, so we were practically laying flat while we were dozing. I didn't really get much sleep on the plane, but I sure was comfortable. So thanks so much Mom, for upgrading us to business class. It was fun and I'm spoiled forever.

The flight itself was good, but it did get bumpy towards the end. I was pretty relaxed throughout because of the luxury I was in. It's hard to worry when you're in business class. We landed at Charles de Gaulle about 7:30 am Paris time; 1:30 am NH time. We found our way to the train station and took the TGV to Angers. It was about a 2 1/2 hour trip. We kept falling asleep on the train and Robert kept snoring. I'd kick him a little to wake him up so he wouldn't make a scene snoring all over the place. Our hotel is right across from the train station and our room is quite nice. We're on the fourth floor and we overlook the Place de la Gare. We checked in and rested a little bit. I'm trying to not take a nap today so I can adjust to the time quicker. Then we washed up, got dressed and took a walk around town. Most everything was closed because it was the break during the mid-day and it started to rain, so we came back to the hotel and stopped at the boulangerie next door for a Mille Feuille and a tarte aux fraises. Yum! So that's it so far. I'll do more updating tomorrow. I love you all and I miss you.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

In the classic film "Sabrina", Sabrina, played by Audrey Hepburn tells Humphrey Bogart's character that when you go to France you must be sure it rains on your first day. France smells beautiful in the rain... Looks like you know how to do France the right way!

Have fun! I'm living vicariously through you!