Day 53: Tuesday, October 31
Believe It's Over Already
had to get up at 5:00 am to catch the shuttle to Charles de
Gaulle Airport which is 23 km northeast of Paris. We had
to swing by a hotel in Montmartre to pick up another couple.
It was really foggy and we couldn't see very far in front of us.
We used the last of our euros to buy breakfast at the airport
and then had to wait because none of the ticket agents were at
work yet. By the time our British Airways plane took off
at 7:45 am, most of the fog had cleared.
We landed at Heathrow in London at 8:10 am, picked up our
luggage and went
through Customs. We had a
four-hour wait for our Air Canada flight home . We had £5
left which we spent on pop and junk food - and almost spent it
We took off
at 12:40 pm and, with the time
change, landed in Calgary at 3:00 pm. Our friend Linda
Jesmer picked us up at the airport and she had a care
package of bread, milk, eggs, yogurt and fruit. You can't
find better friends than that.
We arrived to snow covered streets
and very cold temperatures. Ken's brother
Bing had been looking after
our house while we were gone. We came home to garbage bags
stuffed with leaves with our photos as well as pumpkins and
black cats on them for Halloween. Although we were
exhausted with jet lag, we went over to my nephew Jeff and
Corrine's house to see the grandnieces and grandnephew. Papa
Ken even went out in the freezing cold trick-or-treating with
back home to our own beds for a much needed sleep.
North America, Europe, Asia,
Canada, United Kingdom (including England, Wales, Scotland),
France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Greece (including
Rhodes and Corfu), Bulgaria, Ukraine, Romania, Turkey,
Egypt, Croatia, Italy, the Vatican and Monaco
Travelled By: Planes, cars, boats and trains and a camel
And the best holiday ever!