Thursday, May 11

Due to the very condensed nature of this outing, I've decided to do an hour-by-hour diary format this time around...

5:20 pm: We left for the airport. Since the Duke had pretty much maxed out all his vacation time, we were accompanied on this trip by Seth Damascus Kennedy Hatfield (of Lifestyle and Karacter fame).

7:15 pm: We boarded our flight. It was Air France. They have very comfy headrests. You can flip the sides up, which makes it a whole lot better for sleeping.

7:55 pm: We take off, on schedule.

7:56 pm: I drift off to sleep.

Sometime in there: I awake to my meal. Some sorta rice-and-veggie thing that was pretty okay. I've probably mentioned this before, but I'll complain about it again: I HATE when I get a vegetarian meal on the flight, and the dessert turns out to be a few sad pieces of cantaloupe. Come on! Just because I'm a vegetarian doesn't mean I'm some kind of crazy person who does not like dessert.

Then I went back to sleep for a little while. Woke up maybe an hour before Paris. Our flight was full of really bad kids. Not just crying babies, I mean they're annoying and all but there's not much you can do about them, but I'm talking about numerous cranky, ill-mannered little French toddlers throwing tantrums. I did not like them. I don't think the stewardesses did, either.