Destination Unknown

Husband, Father, Amateur Photographer, Traveler, Lego Enthusiast, Disney Fan.
Living in: New York, United States
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    Getting the Bags

    November 6, 2017 in France

    We didn't need to use any of these luggage carts, since we like to travel light and our bags have wheels on them anyway, but the colors and patterns really attracted me. I saw some people using these with suitcases piled up so high, sometimes using multiple carts. That's just crazy! I don't know why some people insist on bringing so much stuff with them when they travel. Lighter is definitely the way to go!Read more

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    Charles de Gaulle Airport

    November 6, 2017 in France

    We've landed, waited on a very long line at the French immigration area to get our passports stamped, and now we're in the baggage area waiting to pick up our luggage. We've done so much walking already and we haven't even left the airport yet! I feel like I've seen more of this airport than any other one that I've been to.

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    Breakfast Now?

    November 6, 2017, Celtic Sea

    We've just been served breakfast at 1:44 in the morning. The local time is really a little past 6:00 AM so I guess that Delta is trying to help us get used to the time difference between Paris and New York but it's just so hard to eat a meal at this hour. I don't have to worry about eating though. The food was awful. Even worse than that herb chicken that we were served before. Delta's breakfast was a cheese biscuit that was very dry, apple butter, a slice of Monterey Jack cheese and unflavored yogurt. I ate everything but the yogurt. Not because I enjoyed it but because I was so hungry. Kathy ate nothing. She didn't like anything that was served. Hopefully we'll get something good to eat when we land in Paris.Read more

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    In the Exit Row

    November 6, 2017, North Atlantic Ocean

    We're sitting right next to the emergency exit door of the aircraft. This is called the exit row. The good part is that we have so much extra leg room and there's none of that claustrophobic feeling from sitting in the tight rows of the airline seats. The bad part is that, being right next to the door, we don't have any windows near us. Also, in the unlikely event of something happening, we're supposed to be assisting in saving other passengers and helping them get out of the plane. I'm not sure how legally binding that rule is because, honestly, if anything ever did happen, my main concern is for Kathy and myself. I'm sorry, but that's how I feel.Read more

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    Dinner is Served

    November 5, 2017 in Canada

    Despite the very unappetizing look to this dinner, I have to admit that it wasn't quite as bad as I thought it would be. In case you can't tell, this is herb chicken with mushroom sauce. I ate all of my chicken but not much else. The best part, for me, was the Colby Jack cheese and the brownie for dessert. I'm not feeling empty anymore but, unfortunately, I'm feeling far from satisfied. I don't think that airline food is ever good.Read more

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    Movie Time

    November 5, 2017 in Canada

    Kathy was very tired at first but after the drinks and nuts were served, she seems to have gotten a second wind. She's turned the seat's entertainment center on and started watching a movie called "Something Borrowed". I've never heard of that one before. I hope that she enjoys it.

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    Snack Time

    November 5, 2017 in the United States

    The food service for our flight has begun. It's just snack time right now and a meal will come later. The snacks being given out are almonds and a drink. Kathy selected a Coke with no ice and I picked ice water, my old stand by. I'm surprised to see almonds being given out on this flight. Has Delta gotten too classy for peanuts?

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    Selfie Time!

    November 5, 2017 in the United States

    We've just recently taken off and we're feeling so happy and excited to be on our way to France after waiting two years for this trip to happen. I really like this picture of Kathy. She looks so young and beautiful! I guess she looks so good because she's so happy. I hope she's always feeling this good.

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    Boarding

    November 5, 2017 in the United States

    The plane has started boarding now and it's obviously a sold out flight. Kathy said she heard that yesterday's flight to Paris was cancelled which was why it's such a hot ticket today. Just after we checked in and started boarding the plane, we heard an announcement that the offer for giving up a seat was now $2000. We were shocked! This was the amount that Kathy said she wanted in order to give up her seat and she looked very tempted to take it, even though we were already on the jetway and ready to board the plane.
    Ultimately, we decided not to take it. The money would have come in handy for funding next year's vacation, hopefully to China, but we decided that since that offer came in after we had already checked in, it wasn't something meant for us. We're going to see Paris today, and have a great time!
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