This post will be relatively boring compared to the rest of my trip updates and recaps. The past 1.5 days have been travel. Started in Chicago, flew to Paris and now biding some time in Nairobi.
The flight to Paris was perfect. I sat in a row with a nun and there was a space between us so we could stretch and sleep as we wanted to. I tried to doze off a bit and watched parts of two movies – 22 Jump Street and Let’s Be Cops. I also caught Tammy for the second time as well. Given the time of the flight, we were served two meals. Penne pasta with salad and later a breakfast sandwich. Each time, they gave us a yummy brownie. The wine was free flowing, but I opted for water instead. It was an overall pleasant jaunt and comfortable.
After arriving in Paris, I was greeted by SMILING security agents and the beautiful sounds of Merci and beaucoup. I snagged some postcards and a delicious cafe expresso moka to enjoy before my flight. I also met and spoke with Lewis who was from California and headed to Nairobi to visit friends he met while he was in the peace corps in Nairobi a few years ago. He was extremely helpful and friendly. I must look very trusting because several people wanted me to “watch” their bags while they ran errands around the airport.
Our flight to Kenya was on time and on a slightly smaller plane. This time I watched The Pelican Brief and Blended (which I loved because it featured a trip to Africa). Perfect timing! Again, I had no direct seatmate and I was able to sleep for a time again. The food was interesting including a pink dessert and the flight attendants were beautiful and so kind! Now it’s waiting at the airport until morning time (it’s Sunday here already!) it’s finally Zambia day!
Highlight? Getting to hangout on Google with these fellas.