I’m so turned around on my days I’m not even going to try to describe this in terms of today/tomorrow/yesterday yet.

Katie and I left her house in StL on Monday morning to head to the airport in the rain. Luckily we had absolutely no problems checking in and when the ticket lady realized we were traveling together she even moved our seats so we could sit together! Security was a breeze too so in our 2 hour wait we decided to grab some lunch at Chili’s and that’s where Jaclyn found us. The flight to Boston was a breeze and despite my paranoia that the rain would delay us and make us our connector to Paris we were just fine!

The layover was interesting because that’s where we met our new friend the Sheik. Sheik Basem Abdeea is a Syrian prince who just happened to be sitting next to us in the waiting lounge and was very chatty.

The Sheik loves the US, he thinks the melting pot atmosphere is so great and never likes leaving the country.

The Sheik loves the US, he thinks the melting pot atmosphere is so great and never likes leaving the country.

On the flight to Paris, Katie was sitting net to a very nice man from Boston who was flying to Paris for business. We all chatted quite a bit and it made the long flight seem much shorter. I think the strangest part of the flight was the paper we had to fill out about Swine Flu. Because our flight was leaving from a county with several confirmed cases, we all had to document how and where we could be reached in Paris in case someone on the flight ends up ill.

We had a bit of turbulence and none of us really slept too much but we landed just fine and got our luggage right away. The elevators were tricky but we conquered them and made it to a taxi. We practiced our French with the driver and made it to our home stays just fine.

Katie and Jaclyn in the Boston airport before we connected to Paris

Katie and Jaclyn in the Boston airport before we connected to Paris

All the luggage for the three of us upon arrival, we'll what it looks like when we leave.

All the luggage for the three of us upon arrival, we'll what it looks like when we leave.

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