Monday, 30 July 2012

Travel Day

Phew we made it.  It was a nice surprise when we got to the Calgary Airport, and my mum had upgraded us to business class, yup the pods with the full beds!  Not too spoiled!  We all had a brown cow, yes Vhari passed for 18, cheers to the trip, light dinner and slept until on hour before we touched down at LHR.  We breezed through security, as we all have EU passports, and onto Paris.  The question was…..will all our luggage make this trip???  The answer was yes, so we jumped in a cab and headed to our apartment.  I can’t tell you how frightening that was!  Just to let you know that no one pays attention to lanes, or traffic lights. (do they have traffic lights in Paris?)  At one point we where sitting in a intersection with a huge bus on one side of us, cars all over, traffic lights were red and an ambulance with full sirens coming behind us – oh lord help us!!  We managed to get to our apartment safely, and after lugging our luggage up 4 flights of stairs that are the same as at the leaning tower of Pisa, home sweet home.  After a quick dinner we all crashed into bed, resting up for the next 5 days in Paris.

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Kind of a Big Deal

T minus 12 hours before we board the plane for our trip of a lifetime.  Just by sheer chance we ended up being interviewed by CTV about our trip.

We have all of our passports - Canada-EU, and our new best friend Nexus, in order to hopefully jump some airport lines.  My only hope is that my baggage makes it this time!  Mind you, we land at LHR first, so at least we can speak the language!    Fingers crossed that it will be in Paris when we get off the plane.  Good news is my dad is at home to troubleshoot any problems we may encounter, and my husband sell insurance for lost baggage!!!!

Hold on tight - this is going to be quite the ride!

Monday, 23 July 2012

In the beginning......

Wow - reading from last year, it may be hard to beat that last trip, but Vhari, my mum and I will give it our best.  Just leaving the cabin to prepare for the big trip.  Empty suit case, in order to refill in Paris and London, credit card, and a tooth brush.  Seriously, what else would we need?