I'll leave my mother's house this morning at 10:30 a.m. After changing planes in Charlotte, I'll arrive in Philadelphia at 4:30 p.m. Then I'll take off toward Paris at 9:30 p.m.
I'll arrive in France at 10:30 a.m. (Paris time). After a long wait, I'll get on the high-speed TGV train and ride down to Tours, arriving at 3:30 p.m.
Then there will be an hour's drive to Saint-Aignan, putting me at home at 4:30 p.m (at the earliest).
That's a 24-hour trip, because 4:30 p.m. in France is 10:30 a.m. in North Carolina.
TWENTY-FOUR HOURS in transit. Ugh!