Chapter 3: Life in France Part One

Up, Up and Away

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Saying farewell to family and friends in the US for the next chapter of “single living in France.”

It’s been almost four months since I left my adopted home in France. As excited as I was to get to the States for the holidays and the birth of a grandchild, I’m anxious to get back to the next chapter in my new life in France. This time, I promise, I’m learning French!

Today is travel day from Atlanta to London. I’ll arrive tomorrow in the early morning and head straight for my stay in a B@B booked through Airbnb. It looks like a great apartment in Earls Court, close to Kensington Palace and the V&A Museum.

During my 4-day stay in London, I’m meeting up with the friend who rented my apartment in Uzes while I was gone, as well as spending a day with my Godchild. Of course, I’ve planned a day for visiting Buckingham Palace to check out memorabilia for the birth of baby Edward. I’m such an Anglophile!

Packing for the return journey

If I could get everything I want to bring back to France in my suitcase, that would be great…and wishful thinking. Yes, I packed the one checked bag to the 50 pound limit. Then I have a carry-on which had to be re-packed at check-in. They don’t allow a bag that has a bulge. Obviously the lady at the Air Canada counter doesn’t travel!

Then there are four (4) cardboard cartons that are being shipped. Yes! I do need all those clothes, cosmetics and office supplies. I’ve compared prices in France and some stuff is either too hard to find, or too expensive.

Could be I’m just spoiled.

So here I go. Back for more fun and adventure in France and beyond. I’m looking forward to taking you along!

Last meal in the US.

For my last meal in the States what American specialty Should I choose? Hotdogs from Atlanta’s famous Varsity Restaurant? Mexican from El Tacos? Lettuce wraps from Pei Wei asian? or Fried chicken and waffles from Pecans & Such?

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Asian wins!! Lettuce wraps, vegetable roll and Tsing Tao beer!

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Bon voyage!

6 replies »

  1. sorry I didnt get to chat with you. Want you to know i am being adventuresome and doing my bucket list this summer. headed to Capetown, Johannesburg, Zimbawe and Victoria Falls with a HS buddy who is a travel agent. Very excited. Becoming another Deborah..LOL Love you so.

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