Saturday, April 23, 2016

Long, Long Day

Red-eye flight from Detroit to Paris last night.
Delta's snacks now have cute sayings on them.
In the bag: still the same old mini pretzels & peanuts.
On international flights, they still serve a hot meal.
It tasted better than it looks here!
Unfortunately, we had a 6 hour wait for the train from Charles deGaulle Airport to our first stop: Avignon. Earlier trains were all full, as was ours. Very tiresome. The TGV train ride was beautiful. We are now checked into a very appealing hotel near the old center, and will soon start actual tourism with dinner in a nearby restaurant.

Meanwhile, the above photos are all I've really had to eat this weekend!

Hotel is on the ground floor...
... seems quite nice.

13 comments:

Beth F said...

Looks like a gorgeous place! Ugh on the food.

Claudia said...

Well, all I can say is "wish I was there", not the traveling bits, but actually being in place. Cute: "Appetites up, tray tables down."

~~louise~~ said...

Hi Mae,
So glad you made it safely albeit the delays. You better get some food in you and hubby, quick!!!

I don't know how far you are from Shakespeare and Company Bookstore in Paris but Johanna from Green Gourmet Giraffe just posted a wonderful review about this charming bookshop. Here's the link to her post.
http://gggiraffe.blogspot.com/2016/04/shakespeare-and-company-bookstore-paris.html

And here's the address just in case you don't make it to her post.

Shakespeare and Company Bookstore
37 rue de la Bûcherie
5th Arrondissement, Paris
https://shakespeareandcompany.com/

Have fun Mae, and thanks for letting us know you're okay:)

Laurie C said...

I was pleasantly surprised by the tasty airplane meals on Turkish Air last fall! I'll bet your gastronomic experiences are going to improve quite a bit now that you're in France! Thanks for taking us with you on your trip!

Joan Lowenstein said...

Hopefully the food will make up for the long wait. I advise purchasing lavender honey in Provence.

Carole said...

Have a great trip! Cheers from Carole's Chatter!

Vicki said...

I've always wanted to visit Paris. I hope you post about your trip!

Deb in Hawaii said...

Poor you--long travel days are not a lot of fun but worth it in the end. Hope you get some good food soon and enjoy the trip. ;-)

Jeanie said...

Only a touch of envy and mostly tons of joy for you to be on the road (or in the air or on the tracks) again -- and to such a wonderful place! Waiting eagerly for more!

(Diane) bookchickdi said...

I agree with you- the food on international flights always tastes better than it looks.

My Cozy Book Nook said...

Sounds like a wonderful trip!

We took the red-eye from Detroit to Paris last March and the eating options look surprisingly familiar :)

Tina said...

By now you are enjoying some mighty good food. A shame you had to deal with sorry meals before arriving in France. I can't wait to see photos of your trip.

Karen (Back Road Journal) said...

I've enjoy reading your posts about your French vacation and seeing all the photos from your wonderful trip…it looks very memorable. All that is except for the airplane food.