Sunday, May 25, 2014

Made It To Paris

It is hard for me to believe that I am going to be gone for 6 weeks on a pilgrimage. After 2 years of planning, it seems strange that the planning is over. It's now the time to embark on my journey.  

The Flight/Trip To Paris
Having to get up at 3:00 AM to start my journey was NOT fun. At least I was able to make it through security with my pack and poles! YES!!! 

The flight to Dallas was made more pleasant due to my "neighbor". We sparked a conversation when she noticed my book about Padre Pio. Immediately we had a connection. We talked about various saints and the Pope before she told me she had some close friends that did the Camino de Santiago. What a small world! She told me that I am going to LOVE it! She also warned me about the gypsies, and the tricks they use to steal from people. Thank you kind random women. God's providence is truly amazing!

I had a 7 hour layover in Dallas. I think I spend most of the time trying to find somewhere I could eat. 

Then I chip a tooth on the popcorn. REALLY?!? First an almost root canal last week, now a chipped tooth. *sigh* Then my flight to Paris kept getting delayed. There was a French women was so sweet to assure me that I would make my train. 

I was happy when it was time to say good-bye to Dallas. Thanks to melatonin, I was able to catch a few hours of sleep. It seemed like we would never arrive. 
Hello Paris! If it wasn't for the same sweet lady earlier, I would have NEVER found my way. I had to take the train not the bus. I made it to my TGV train with 35 minutes to spare. Yay!
This was all I was able to find for lunch in a short period of time. I do have to say that the yogurt is way better in France than the US. On a different note, it was exciting to see other pilgrims get on the train.  

Made it to my hotel after a long 2 days of travel. Hopefully tomorrow will go just as well. 

 The Lord is just taking care of me so well! This is going to be a fabulous trip!


  1. Soooo excited for you. Can't wait to see the pics and hear about EVERYTHING. You are not allowed to leave out any details.

  2. Glad you made it! Your Mom is keeping us informed. Keep those pics and posts coming, Sam! We're praying for you every day.