The flight from Chicago to Paris was a breeze - straight through from O'Hare to De Gaulle in about 9 hours - long enough to eat, sleep, and KNIT!
I brought bamboo needles in my carry-on and cast-on for my Bisect Shell while in the waiting area of O'Hare, after going through check-in and security. No one questioned the needles - they were in the plastic sleeve with my pattern. (I checked American Airlines at their website, which indicated that needles were OK...)
Before I knew it, 4 inches had grown from that beginning and the plane was ready to land. After I gathered my bags, I started walking through De Gaulle - my plane was over 45 minutes late and I was starting to panic! I was supposed to hook up with Jackie, who had just flown in from NYC and believe me when I say, the thought of being lost in a foreign airport, barely speaking another language, with my Big Jet Head - was a really disturbing possibility.
LUCKILY while I was wandering over to the Air France Terminal I ran SMACK DAB into the lovely, pink tweed wearin' J-Blue herself and we were OFF! We got to our new neighborhood via the #4 Le Car from Air France (a nice comfy bus) and hooked up with the indomitable FLuffa in Paris, Becky in Bastille! What a fabulous reunion! (And I say reunion, because I felt like I'd know these chicas forever - blogging is like that...) Saturday evening was spent wandering our new neighborhood, the Bastille outdoor market and lounging in a cafe...