We had our last continental breakfast in Paris at 8am then hopped on the coach and listened to our day song one last time. Some of the family was staying behind due to later flights and some had left sooner due to early flights. It was a sad and empty feeling on the way to the Paris airport. There was only three of us hopping off there, and unmade my way through the coach giving farewell hugs. Kind of sad!! We’ll stay in touch and reminisce.
In the airport Tracey and I found our way, taking the little train to the other terminal. We parted ways then found each other again after security, then parted ways again. I went and sat down at my gate and watched them training the police dogs. They had a little toy that they hid in some people’s bag and then the dog would find it and be so happy! It was pretty cool! I wonder, though, what they make that you smell like. What would the dog be sniffing for once it is fully trained?
The flight from Paris to Montreal was long. I fell asleep right away and missed the complimentary lunch. I was not feeling well! I watched the movie “Arrival”, it was pretty good. I also watched the first three episodes of “People of Earth” (there was an alien theme lol) and it was quite funny.
In Montreal we went through customs. It wasn’t too bad. There was a woman there who was panicking because she thought she would miss her flight. She was on the same one as me. I was coughing of course, and you know she was quite rude to me. She said she was trying to stay away from me because I coughed (understandable, no one wants to get sick) then she said if we had to sit together she would ask to change seats!! Guess what folks, she was just across the isle from me, mwahahahaha! What a nutbar.
After going through customs like 5 people had to scan your boarding pass, that was weird!! Right now there are police to the max at the airports. It wasn’t too long of a wait to get on the next flight. I slept some more, then watched one episode of “Westworld”. That show is crazy!!
I landed in Vancouver and picked up my luggage, then I called the hotel I booked for a shuttle. I got checked into my room, had a nice hot shower, ate some cold chicken wings I bought at the 7/11 in the airport, and drank a neocitran. Then I jumped into the king sized bed, biggest one on the whole trip, and watched a bit of TV until I was too tired. Not very long!
I got up at 6am, got the shuttle back to the airport, checked in my luggage, went through security, got on the plane, and flew home! I was very happy to see the mountains from above, I took an nice picutre. Grandma picked me up at about 8:45am and filled me in on some of the things that happened. She has company for a while, my cousin’s Mom, and the neighbor across the street passed away. It was a shock to me, I thought he was the healthier of the couple.
Then I got a big warm welcome from Bronn! It was funny though because he didn’t meet us at the door. I called for him and nothing. My voice doesn’t sound right though because of the cold. I went and opened the door and called him and he was in the garden. He looked at me, then his tail wagged, then he realized it was me and came running!! It was so funny!! Then when he was called down he dug little Bronn out of my purse and carried him around!
You’ll probably be surprised to know that I am unpacked and my laundry is almost done. I figure once I get it all out of the way I can just relax until Thursday, then all goes back to “normal”…isn’t that weird? I miss my Contiki family though, and the next few weeks there will be a lot of memories and photos being shared. It was a great trip! Which one of you will follow my example and go next?