13 February 2017

The 84th crossing

Today will be my 84th crossing... over the Atlantic Ocean by airplane, I mean. This time, my U.S. point of entry will be Raleigh-Durham airport in North Carolina. By around 7 p.m. US Eastern time, I'll be arriving at my mother's place on the Carolina coast after a 3- or 4-hour drive in a rented car.

As I said in comments on yesterday's post, the trip on Sunday from Saint-Aignan to Tours and on to Paris CDG airport by TGV went smoothly, despite iffy weather. I hope the rest does. I'll be in the air for about 9 hours today — non-stop to RDU.

Yesterday I spent most of the afternoon in my hotel room. Late in the day I went out for an hour-long walk through CDG airport terminals 1 and 3, just for the exercise. The Ibis hotel where I spent the night is at the center of the airport, right on the CDGVAL (people-mover) line, with little subway trains that whisk you to whichever terminal you need or want to be in.

I'll try to post something tomorrow too, even if it's just to complain about jet lag.

12 comments:

  1. Safe and comfortable voyage Ken....

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  2. Thanks for the good wishes. Boarding has started.

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  3. bon voyage....been in that Ibis, due to your suggestion.....quite convenient....i recall the especially tiny bathroom...and also doing an airport walk in the afternoon.....safe travels....windy here in western NC...hope u miss this in the air!

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  4. Here I am on wi-fi on the plane, somewhere over the Atlantic. I just chose to pay for one hour of connection time ($8) to see if it works. We just had lunch and I'm watching movies. Still have several hours to go before landing.

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  5. It sounds so City of the Future ala Disney World .. with "people movers" and little trains :) By now, you are there ... say Hey to North Carolina for me :) Enjoy your visit, I am sure your mom is happy.

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  6. Bon voyage!! Et bon sejour aux USA......

    DR

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  7. Safe travels and enjoy your stay in the US/company of your relatives, Ken!

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  8. Beautiful weather today Ken. Hope it stays this way while you are visiting!

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  9. One hour of wifi for $8, sympa! On Monday the 13th Lewis, Cathy, baby Lila and I drove from Arlington to Fredrick MD to my niece's FIL's funeral. It was very windy that day and cold, but sunny...

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