Sunday's picture and a song - Leaving on a Jet Plane





Thinking that they were rather odd bedtime songs for me to sing to our children, my daughter recently asked why "Leaving on a Jet Plane" and "500 Miles Away from Home" were in my nightly repertoire. At the time, I told her that they're the only songs, along with "Rose Garden" for which I remember the words, but perhaps I remember the words because traveling has always played such a major role in my life.

Today, I'm heading towards Boston to spend time with our children while Stephane flys in the opposite direction for business. His travels will take him to China, Vietnam, Thailand and Turkey during the next two weeks.

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  1. safe journey and good weather to you.

    But that John Denver song, I just can't do it. And "500 Miles", I'm not sure I know that one. Will have to Google.

    Can't wait to see your posts from Boston. Is this Paris or Boston? And what new trail will you venture on?

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    1. Sorry about the John Denver song - I know that he's hard on the ears for some people. I'm fairly sure that you'll know "500 Miles" as soon as you hear the first notes. There are lots of different versions of it but here's the link for Rosanne Cash's rendition.

      I snapped the photo of the plane at CDG after picking up some macarons and other "essentials" in the duty free shopping area. Since they were already boarding the plane, I broke my own record for downloading a picture and posting it right before they made the last call.

      Other than going to the Cape this morning, I'm not really sure what I'll end up doing - but I have quite a few ideas.

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  2. Have a safe flight! I'm sure your trip will be less "bumpy" than mine!

    Wow, when was the last time you were back in the States? September, right? How long are you away for?

    I love this John Denver song! Good call!

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    1. My trip was a breeze compared with yours! I ended up sharing a row of 4 seats with one other person. It was great! Since I was supposed to sit in between two other people, I checked the available seats when I printed my boarding pass and couldn't believe that there was an empty row. I changed seats and am so thankful I did because the plane was packed.

      Have you seen "Hollywoo"? It's a silly French film about a French actress who goes to Hollywood. I watched it on the plane and it reminded me of your recent trip - not for any reason in particular other than the setting and the French people's reaction to life in CA.

      I'm just here for a quick visit and will be back in Paris on March 13. The last time that I was in the States was October - not so long ago but it sure feels good to be back for a little while!

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  3. Have a safe trip...say hello to Uncle Ira for me! Did you get my email with his restaurant suggestions? Wish I were going. Love, love love my hometown! (except in mid-winter)

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    1. I did get your email - many thanks to you and Uncle Ira for the great suggestions! Unless my son has other plans, I'm going to suggest that we go to The Union Oyster House tomorrow. His long hair should give the abusive staff some easy ammunition for their insults. And since I don't think that my son knows that the insults are part of the experience, it will be fun to watch his reaction. Unless, of course, things backfire and I'm the target of their jokes! ;)

      Boston is an easy city to love!

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    2. check your email, please

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  4. Boston awaits your arrival and looks forward to being your temporary home. We love seeing out city through your eyes.

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    1. It feels so good to be here, Penny! I hope that we'll have the opportunity to meet while I'm in town. I'll send you an email to see what we can arrange. As always, I'll be checking your website to get ideas for things to do and places to eat.

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  5. Safe Travels and enjoy America!! I hope you're still posting while you're there :)

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    1. Thanks! It's always a treat to be back in the USA. Trying to decide on just one item for dinner last night was a real challenge because everything on the menu looked so good.

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  6. Will it still be cold in Boston? Or should the more appropriate question be, how many feet of snow will be on the ground? =) Hope you have a wonderful time visiting family!

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    1. No snow on the ground, although I wasn't sure what to expect when one of the woman in the baggage claim area mentioned that she would have to clear the snow off of her car because there was snow on Thursday. The weather seems to be mild, which is good because otherwise the wind can be really brutal.

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  7. Bon Voyage....hoping to go to Boston myself later in the year so await your posts from there.

    Roy Orbisons "24 hours from Tulsa" is my favourite....and what's wrong with John Denver?

    love from Bolton

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    1. Thanks, Denise! I'll venture to say that you'll really enjoy Boston. Most Europeans do because it's a very walkable city with an interesting history. I've written quite a few posts about Boston during past visits. You'll find them by clicking on "Boston" in the topic section to the right of the post.

      Nothing's wrong with John Denver in my book - but it seems that people either like him or strongly dislike him. I'll have to listen to "24 Hours from Tulsa". I haven't heard it before.

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