We made it! I must be getting a little more accustomed to airline travel because usually an overseas flight feels very long and arduous but, honestly, today wasn’t too bad. We arrived in Paris at 8:30 a.m. and caught the train to Orléans soon after. By 2:30, we had checked into our hotel. Originally, we had planned to unbox our bikes at the Paris airport, thinking it would be easier to wheel them around than carry the boxes. In the end, the airport seemed too hectic and we took them boxed on the train. It was a bit of a struggle (for Dennis) but in the end it was the right decision. Dennis could leisurely get the bikes set up in the courtyard of our hotel, rather than the mayhem of the airport.
While Dennis struggled with the bikes, I had a nap. Perfect solution, I think!
Tonight, after a delicious dinner, we look forward to a good night’s sleep. As I write this, I hear the church bells chime across the city, a very charming sound to hear as we settle in.
Our first view of the Loire River, which will be our constant companion for the next week.