Letís Go To France

Old Sep 8th, 2021, 02:52 PM
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Letís Go To France

Awake at 3am to shower and pack the last few items in my small backpack.

The dogs rolls over with a question on their face. Knowing that we had the suitcases out yesterday they sense that we are leaving. They rise to get their heads rubbed and their bellies fed.

Opening our front door the warmth of the early morning hits us. There is a heat wave warning for the next three days. Honestly I will not miss the heat and am looking forward to some cooler weather.

We get checked in and then go up to security. TSA pre check is something that I am happy we have and are through security in about 5 minutes. I was surprised by the number of people going to Chicago, Atlanta and D.C so early in the morning. I had gotten our tickets with points months ago and had us fly from Sacramento instead of LA or SFO. This meant I couldnít find a direct flight to Paris and so we have a short layover at IAH.

Regarding masking. I had bought some Kn95 from Amazon. I had gone to Costco but they were sold out. I also got some really cool crocheted bands for the back of the mask that has a button on each side. Homemade by someone on Etsy and they are a great ear saver.

I was also impressed that most everyone in the terminal was masked and that there was no one on the plane making a stink.

We are flying United and are in Economy Plus. I love the extra legroom and the drinks were nice to have.

While in line for our flight from D.C. to Paris I quickly check my emails for hundredth time. The Pass Sanitare was received! I downloaded our passes before the plane takes off.

I really canít believe that we are on our way to France.



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Old Sep 8th, 2021, 03:24 PM
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Paq....I am so glad to read your words.....we are 9 days out...same route....DC to Paris. No QR notice yet, but, hoping soon. I am curious about your arrival in Paris......how was CDG? and coming in thru Customs?????
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Old Sep 8th, 2021, 03:43 PM
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Fťlicitations Paqgno, que la fÍte commenceÖ! Excited for you, have a fantastic trip and tell us all about it, bonnes vacances!
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Old Sep 8th, 2021, 08:38 PM
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congratulations on receiving your pass sanitaire!

I'm surprised only "most" people were masked. The case will be different in France.
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Old Sep 8th, 2021, 08:39 PM
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Traviata- It took us about 10 minutes to go through customs. We were really surprised.
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Old Sep 9th, 2021, 12:36 AM
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looking forward to this report.
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Old Sep 9th, 2021, 01:15 AM
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Oh happy days, a trip report.
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Old Sep 9th, 2021, 01:44 AM
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Good to hear youíre on your way!
We flew out of SFO direct to Europe instead of flying via a US connection as I do not wish to fly domestically unless I have to. Everyone on an international flight is either vaccinated or tested recently and often times both. We also noticed on our flights in June that most people on our international flight were wearing better medical grade masks and doing a better job of it. We feel safer for it
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Old Sep 9th, 2021, 02:16 AM
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Hard to beat a smooth start to a trip! Thanks for the report, Paq, and looking forward to more. Our dog knows something not good is up when he sees the suitcases, too, lol.
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Old Sep 9th, 2021, 03:01 AM
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Paq.....thank you. That is encouraging news.....never, in all my times there, have we had such a fast arrival through CDG!
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Looking forward to following. 😊
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Old Sep 9th, 2021, 05:16 AM
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Loved your meal photos on the What's For Dinner thread. Happy to travel to France with you.
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Old Sep 9th, 2021, 06:11 AM
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Yay, do you think they wait to send at the last minute for a reason? I am OCD so will worry. I hope all goes well. Stay safe.
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Old Sep 9th, 2021, 06:57 AM
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Excellent! Following along....
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Old Sep 9th, 2021, 08:33 AM
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We leave tomorrow and received our QR codes yesterday. I think they might not have been prepared for the numbers of applications they got.
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Old Sep 9th, 2021, 09:38 AM
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Laurel and Hardy are planning on Paris in November. Will will be following your trip report.
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Old Sep 9th, 2021, 12:00 PM
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Yay, do you think they wait to send at the last minute for a reason? I am OCD so will worry. I hope all goes well. Stay safe.
My guess is that they've prioritized applications by date of departure, as they work through the backlog.
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Paqngo, for once we are in the same time zone!

We live in a place where no one believes in covid/vaccines/masks, so it does my heart good to see practically 100% compliance in France. I'm looking forward to hearing more about your trip as you go along. Bonne route!
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Old Sep 10th, 2021, 12:04 AM
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Macross- I do think that they were inundated. I would think they are doing it by dates but we did meet a couple who did not have theirs. She had applied at the same time that I did.
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Old Sep 10th, 2021, 12:19 AM
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Coquelicot- Yes we are! I hope you are having a great trip. Síamuser. (I hope I said that right)
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