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.