Whew. I’m already exhausted and we haven’t even boarded the first of our three planes over the next 18 hours of travel. Making sure our 8 checked bags each stayed within the 50 lb limit, saying final goodbyes to family and neighbors (Chloe’s goodbye to Alex was especially hard), and otherwise getting to SeaTac is enough for one day. But here Melinda and I sit at the gate, plugged in and online, and a little bit giddy. Chloe & Ella are also plugged in and online, several seats away from us. The separation of seats is due to finding outlets for our electronics.
For those of you keeping score at home, we leave in 90 minutes for Reykjavik, Iceland. We catch a connecting flight from there to Paris. And then it’s Paris to Nantes. If all goes as planned, we will be on the ground in Nantes at 9am Monday Seattle time (6pm in Nantes). So my next update, assuming I find easy Internet access, will be tomorrow from France.