Made it to where we begin 

Everything worked!  Plane left on time, our back packs arrived safely in Paris, we made it to the train station, actually found our train rather easily after buying some lunch, found a taxi to take us to our hotel in St. Jean Pied de Port, and are now at our hotel for the evening. Tiring trip, with long lines at several points (passport control, getting taxis in both Paris and Biarritz), but “everything is on schedule and going according to plan.” Beautiful day. We are feeling good. Mountains look big. Countryside beautiful.

As long as I live I will never forget John’s willingness to do this with me, and Frannie’s willingness to let me go.

Here I am, tearing up already. Good thing Kate Devine isn’t here.