The departure from North Carolina and the arrival in France came off without a hitch. This morning, my thoughts are with the families and friends of the Spanish and German people, including a lot of young students, who died yesterday in a mysterious plane crash in the French Alps. The plane I was on, flying from Atlanta to Paris yesterday, passed through several zones of turbulence as we approached the European continent, but we landed safely and on time. I took the TGV from Roissy-CDG airport to Tours, and it was on time as well. All in all, it was an easy and speedy trip.
Here's a photo of some of the food products I brought back from N.C. I took the photo with my new camera, a Panasonic Lumix TZ40, which I ordered from amazon.fr. Texas Pete is a North Carolina hot sauce. I also brought back a lot of new clothes.
Callie was glad to see me, I think, and seemed surprised by my sudden reappearance. It's time for me to take her out for the morning walk. Yesterday afternoon we had to go out in a cold rain, but I screwed up my jet-lagged courage and got the job done. It's cold here — much colder than in N.C. — but this morning there's some hazy sunshine and no rain. Where is springtime?