I'm sitting in the kitchen with one foot on the table, watching Star Trek videos. It's a little hard to believe that in a little less than four days, we will be in France. Paris, Lille, Toulouse, Aix-en-Provence, Nice, and a small town in Bourgogne. Three and a half weeks, what with travel time between here and there, not to mention within the country. Things are not calm, per se, but apparently the French government has decided to clamp down on some of the protests and marches. You can imagine how well that's gone over.
I'm really looking forward to seeing my friends again, and introducing some of them to Joan for the first time. Paris, I don't care so much about, but Lille is lovely, and Bourgogne is delightful, as is Toulouse and Aix-en-Provence. Rainy and cloudy in the north, slightly rainy but also brilliantly bright in the south. Gonna be tough to handle. Somehow, we'll manage.