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Checking Out and Heading Home

This was the day we checked out of our home for the month. We found a Paul's for breakfast at the airport. Long day . . .

Not a lot of traffic at 6 AM in Paris

Not a lot of traffic at 6 AM in Paris

June 8, 2019 — Day 30 (Saturday)

Up at 4:30 to finish packing and ready the apartment for inspection. Alex managed to arrive at exactly six o’clock. We got a text from Air France changing our flight time from 10:05 to 11:35 but our shuttle was coming at 6:15 so it didn’t make much difference. We checked out of the apartment and Alex told us Joyce would reimburse our deposit. We left to wait outside where it was cool but not raining.

Last view of Notre Dame from Pont de Sully on the way to the airport

Last view of Notre Dame from Pont de Sully on the way to the airport

The shuttle arrived very close to 6:15 and had a couple people already. We stopped at a hotel on rue Monge to get another woman and were on our way to CDG with very light traffic. Arrived at the airport, found the baggage check area and managed to scan my phone and print boarding passes and luggage tags. An Air France lady put the tags on and a gentleman helped us get them on the luggage belt. Off to the gate and we spotted a Paul’s so I grabbed a table and Ed got us each a chocolate crossant and hot chocolate. Walked to the gate and found seats for a very long wait. We’re now boarded and waiting takeoff. I’ve got my USA SIM card in my phone. Now all we do is sit for 10+ hours and we’re home.

Postscript: Arrived in San Francisco without incident after a painfully long flight. Got our luggage, went through Customs and took the BART to Pleasant Hill where we got a taxi to Peg’s to retrieve our car. A nice long drive through SF traffic and we’re home and happy to see Jean and our kitty again.

Posted by Beausoleil 17:08 Archived in France

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I immediately recognized that intersection, turning from Boulevard Saint-Germain onto Pont Sully. Used to be a bit tricky to negotiate on a bicycle, but they've improved it in recent years. I've never seen it so empty, except in photos from the corona lockdown.

by Nemorino

No lockdown, Don, just early morning. It must be very strange during the lockdown. At least we've had clean air for a couple months.

by Beausoleil

Paul’s will have been a good choice for breakfast, I usually opt for them if I see them among the chains. We have some in London and the coffee and pastries are always good :)

by ToonSarah

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