We were hoping to see Autumn colours in the countryside and have some nice cooool weather ( probably cooler than our Winter !!!).
... there were problems with dog-sitting of these two .....
the Australian Cattle Dog cross
...... and Baker.
.. the Border Collie.
So we have decided to go .......
So this morning we booked and paid for our airline tickets !!!
We did it all online - very adventurous for such a big trip, we've always dealt through travel agents before but the price was so good we decided to give it a go.
Booked and paid a little extra for Exit Aisle seats so Tony can fit his 6 foot 4in frame in comfortably without the need to chop off his legs!
It's such a long flight from Brisbane to Paris.
Twenty-four hours flying time with a 3 hour break after eight hours while we change planes in Singapore.
But you know what?
We LOVE it.!
We LOVE going to the airport.
We LOVE finding our seat.
We LOVE looking to see what the meals are going to be.
We LOVE choosing a movie.
We LOVE reading our books and magazines.
We LOVE talking to fellow travellers.
We LOVE being uncomfortable and not sleeping or getting comfortable and napping a bit.
We just love it all!
It's such an adventure. Getting to finally see all those places we've read about and seen in movies and on TV.
We're going to France !
For 4 weeks....
ONE week in Paris...
ONE week in Normandy.....
and TWO weeks in the Loire Valley !
And now I have a project.
I've got to get onto the internet and book an apartment in Paris and gites in the French countryside .
We're going to FRANCE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ps. Sorry for all the shouting!