If you followed my blog over the past few weeks you know that the volcano grounded me here. I have been here 5 weeks and finally will leave tomorrow. I have become very good at washing clothes in a sink and have my room service menu almost memorized. I am mentally exhausted and looking forward to getting home, seeing my family, and eating a home-cooked meal. I can’t wait to get into the kitchen and cook something.
So what did this experience teach me?
- Mother Nature rules. Period.
- Oysters and Pouilly Fume ROCKS!
- My friends in France care about me. And for that I am truly grateful.
- I have gotten extremely good at squeezing between cars on the roads.
- Patience is a wonderful thing.
- Canadian beef is better than French beef.
- Keeping in touch with family and friends back home keeps you sane.
- Hotels are as good as the people who work there.
- When hotel staff go out of their way to help you, you’ll likely come back.
- Eating alone a lot really sucks.
- I can tell a good bread from a bad one.
- Bordeaux is still my favourite French wine – St. Emilion rules.
I love Paris and will be back next month. To all of you who took the time to call, send an e-mail, and spend time in person, THANK YOU!