July 6, 2010
We had a great trip from Utah. The only problem we had was when we were paged over the intercom in the Paris airport. Ed went to the gate the announcement said to report to, and there were five or six men in suits with lapel pins. Ed was afraid that it was the French Police because they thought our powder sugar was cocaine or because we had an entire suitcase full of our vitamins, daily medications and malaria pills.
However, it was just that we had too many bags and they wanted to charge us another $400 for excess baggage. We had already paid $560 for our bags in Salt Lake and they said that we were OK with our carry-ons. However, Air France had different policies. I cried and the supervisor said, OK... you are going for a good cause so we will only charge you $200. (Thanks, Lady). Anyway, we weren't thrown in jail for smuggling drugs. The Paris airport was beautiful!
We had a nice Marriott hotel room in France and a lovely dinner that the church had prepaid for. It was so nice that we slept for hours, and decided not to try to go into Paris, but to enjoy the expensive dinner that was prepaid.