07.08.2010 - 07.08.2010
On the plane to Paris! Yippee!! and Wow!!
It's 3:32 pm local time. Minneapolis that is.
I can no longer say I can't believe it, as it is happening.
Great plane. Nice and roomy which is huge for a long flight. I have a window seat. Am sitting in 39A and one person next to me, so easy to get in and out. Don't think I have sat on such a roomy plane in the past. We are on a Boeing 767 and flight is expected to take 8 hours and 40 minutes. Paris is 7 hours ahead of Minneapolis.
It is beautiful, warm and sunny outside. Probably about 22 or 23 degrees.
No individual tvs but monitor is quite close and also close to bathroom and tons of leg space.
Flight to Paris was fairly smooth. Just a bit of turbulence. Sat next to a very nice and interesting man. He is a community college English professor in a small town in Michigan. He was articulate, compassionate and smart. Talked to him for a good part of our trip. Never needed to open my book. Movies were The Bounty Hunter, then one with Pierce Brosnan and Ewan McGregor, think it was the Ghost Writer and then Whip It. I only watched Whip It. Pretty funny Deb. You gotta see it. Those chicks are smoking tough.
Conversation was much deeper than is usually exchanged between two strangers as he was enroute to his father's funeral. I also shared with him after about my loss as well and the significance of this trip.
At times it seemed like forever before we landed in Paris. I did doze and made myself sleep but even then I don't think I slept for more than 1 1/2 hours or so.
Awesome service on this Delta flight as well.
Arrived at the airport and then went through customs and got my checked baggage. Then I was off to meet the shuttle to get to the hotel. Everything went well and smoothly.