Did mom tell you about their trip to France and the UK, Shoko? She told me about France, Kali. Did she tell you about the UK? She did. Then between the two of us we can tell our friends what they did on their vacation.
In the middle of March mom and dad said goodbye and we never saw them again….whoa Shoko, they did come home. Well, it was like 3 weeks till we saw those bleary eyes again. That’s like forever for a feline. You have to be the biggest drama queen in Prince George, Shoko!
Off they flew down to Vancouver and to their motel Dad grabbed someone else’s suitcase in the airport and never noticed until the airport called and told him. Mom’s niece drove dad back to the airport to get their suitcase.
When the family gathered for dinner, they all gave mom the respect she deserved and kissed her ring. Oh brother! Mom is not the godfather of her family. Who is then? Nobody…it’s just a normal family. Mom has a normal family….I don’t think so, there’s got to be something odd about them. Whatever Shoko.
The next day they got up and flew on Air Canada to Montreal. Four hours of cramped legs and a TV set so close it was almost up her nose as the person in front set their seat to go back several feet. Ok, Kali a few inches. Geesh!
Mom was off the plane right smartly in Montreal and 3 gates away was the flight to Paris. She quickly rushed over as they were calling for everyone to board. Mom and dad were on the plane right smartly and then they sat and sat on the plane as the plane needed de-icing but there were two planes waiting to be de-iced first.
Finally the plane took off for Paris. Mom was excited to be going to such a well-known and romantic city. Six hours later, the thrill of going to Paris had worn off as she felt sweaty, hot and incredibly tired. Dad was snoring in the seat beside her. She wanted to poke him but restrained herself.
At long last they arrived at Charles De Galle Airport in Paris. The hotel chauffeur gave them the ride of their life. There were mopeds all over the street, weaving in and out of traffic, that was bumper to bumper. They reached the hotel safely and leaped to solid ground. The best picture of a moped in traffic mom could get. The bikes go like stink.
After checking into their little room, mom and dad went for a drink of Pepsi in the hotel lounge. There was a small courtyard off the lounge so our pawrents decided to partake of the fresh air. No Pepsi but Coca Cola everywhere in France. Coke will do in a pinch. Does she not look like an enthusiastic explorer? MOL
Next installment finds mom and dad trying to navigate the Paris transportation system.