Back to Paris

Sunday, August 06, 2017
Paris, Île-de-France, France
Yesterday (Tuesday) was a travel day back to Paris. We lounged around in the morning and packed. Unlike the other days, it was cloudy and rainy in Colmar. For awhile, I thought we might want to take a taxi to the train station, only so we would not get drenched. 
As we checked out, there was a break in the weather, so we were able to walk the 10 minutes. The train was set, so we boarded early and found our seats. I will say, the TGV trains and cars are clearly marked, as are its seats. I found the German ones to be a little more confusing. 
It was a smooth and fast ride back into Paris. Our train terminated at Paris 'Est, so we walked 10 minutes outside to Paris Nord, from where we could catch a train to the airport. We wanted to get to the airport so then we could catch the hotel shuttle to our hotel for the night. Airport hotels are not as exciting, but to get to Paris city center is almost an hour by train, and we wanted to have an easy transition for the airport today and not feel rushed. The process was all relatively easy, and because the B line train only went to the airport (no intermittent stops), it was not crowded.  We departed the train and found the exit where the Black bus for the hotel would pick us up.
We checked in at the Millenium and grabbed a snack at the Irish bar, as we had not had lunch. I napped, Mary read, and then we went for a swim in the hotel pool, which she was excited about. It was starting to get late, so we grabbed a cheese tray at the Irish Pub before heading off to bed.
Today, it's Paris to Chicago, layover, and then a flight to Minneapolis. Tomorrow, each of us fly back to Omaha and Green Bay. We are excited to head home, but a little sad, as we both enjoyed France so much. And, we couldn't have asked for better weather while we were here. We feel very fortunate.  
Thanks for reading,
Jamie and Mary