Thursday, March 1, 2012
We flew back into the States yesterday. We woke up at 5:30 am, finished packing, and sleepily got on a van to head to the Charles de Gaulle International Airport. We checked our bags and hopped aboard Screaming Baby Airlines for a 9 1/2 hour flight. It was quite long, and we were nearly in tears when they showed "Midnight In Paris" for the in-flight movie. All of the scenes showed places we had explored only days before, and it made us immediately begin to miss the city we'd left behind. We landed in Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport, and slowly worked our way through customs. The six-hour time change was pretty tough, but before we knew it, we were on another tiny plane for an hour-long flight. My stomach was lurching like I was riding a roller coaster. "I don't think this plane is big enough to stay in the air..." said Israel. It was certainly an experience. We finally landed in RDU around 6:00 pm EST (midnight in Paris time), and dragged our jet-lagged bodies to the carousel. We grabbed our suitcases and got on the bus to head home.
All in all, we're not too pleased to be back. We missed our friends, but we're already planning to get an apartment there in the summer of 2013! Paris is a beautiful place, with gorgeous, ancient architecture, wonderful people, and the best food I've ever enjoyed. It holds a mystery that I have only begun to explore.