Since one of our favorite places is Paris, we decided to spend a month there to celebrate our 50th anniversary. The idea was to take lots of day trips by train from Paris. From many trips, we also knew you can never be bored in Paris.
02.06.2014 - 03.06.2014
We didn't fly directly from home on this trip. Our oldest granddaughter was graduating from high school and was one of the graduation speakers so we couldn't miss that. Fortunately her school timed it well for our anniversary. I'm not sure that was their primary consideration but it worked for us. We flew to Michigan for the graduation and a fun visit with our son and his family. After the festivities, we drove to Detroit and caught a direct flight to Paris. That worked well also. I'll start the blog with our trip from Detroit to Paris so we've been traveling nearly a week by this point.
Monday, June 2, 2014
Fly to Paris day. We got everything packed and checked out of the Wyngate and drove over to Charles & Angie’s. Hunter & Piper were in school but Scout was home so we chatted for a while. Finally had to leave and our GPS took the scenic route to the Detroit airport but we did miss the construction traffic near Ann Arbor. No problems turning in the car and getting the shuttle to the terminal. Checked in and got through Security. I got a pat down and Ed didn’t even have to take off his shoes. I must look very dangerous . . .
We had lunch at a Coney Island except we had a fish sandwich not a hot dog. At the boarding area we sat at a power station and I charged my Kindle. A French exchange student sat beside Ed and the Claytons, a fun couple from Wisconsin (Oshkosh) sat across from us. We started noticing people taking pictures and then talking to older travelers and then spotted D-Day 70th Anniversary patches on hats and jackets. An Honor Guard showed up and we all stood for the National Anthem, and the veterans were escorted onto the plane. It was very exciting, We all boarded and are now on our way. We got “bon voyage” texts from Jean and Peg, Fun!
We had forgotten that we were married on the 20th anniversary of D-Day and now it was the 70th Anniversary and there were lots of celebrations. It is amazing how quickly fifty years can fly past.