Saturday, February 11, 2012

3 Days and counting

Three more days 'till I leave and the stress hasn't gone away.  I'm not quite sure, but for some reason, this trip is really stressing me out.  It's not so much being there, it's more the actual travel involved.

I've done this particular journey enough that I ought to be a pro by now, the only difference being that this time I'll be connecting a flight through Paris.  I've never been to France (though for some peculiar reason I'd love to live there) and I don't speak a lick of French.  I can usually get by on my terribly bad Spanish, but FRENCH!?  I'm royally screwed if anyone askes me anything more than my name!

The good (or bad depending on how you look at it) news is that I'll have about a 5 hour layover to get to know our French friends.  Maybe we can talk about things like democracy, French fries, and threesomes (I heard they invented that!).  Or, I could really experience the culture, get a baguette, glass of wine, and some brie, sit at a cafe and people watch.  Of course it will be 8:30 AM their time, so maybe it's not quite appropriate to drink.  Or...I could just be the "obnoxious American" they think we all are and be loud and eat a lot.  Yeah, that might be the most fun!

Either way, as long as I (and my bike!) get to Spain safely I'll be happy.  This is going to be a great trip and a great opportunity to spend some time with people I really like and a place that I've been in love with since the first time I was there nearly three years ago.  Good times are ahead for sure!

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