Thursday, April 15, 2010

Cest la Vie!

Day one of our trip - and the adventure begins! We awoke to news on the radio that all flights in and out of Heathrow airport were closed due to the volcanic eruption on Iceland! Phew! I thought! thank goodness it's not Charles de Gaulle. Unfortunately, it turned out that our flight WAS canceled. We are scheduled to leave tomorrow on a flight through Toronto, but our French exchange couple called and said their Air France flight has been canceled for tomorrow, so we are not hopeful we will be out tomorrow.

The ironed duvet cover and pillow shams sit pertly on the bed; our house is sparkling; the refrigerator is empty, and we are in limbo!

With nothing to do, we went out today to the Ferry building and had lunch with Sue Davies and Phyllis Paulo. To commiserate, we ordered a bottle of French burgundy wine! It helped a little, but we are very sad.

Some of you may recall that I was chosen to go to Paris when I was working at the San Francisco Day school. We had a sister school in Paris, and a group of faculty members were going over for a visit with the French teachers. I was so excited; the morning I was due to leave I woke up with a 103 degree temperature and was so sick with the flu that I was unable to go! What is it about Paris and me? Will I ever get there? Tune in tomorrow for the next episode of "April Sans Paris."

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