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Flying to Toulouse Day 1 — April 14, 2010

Toulouse Airport is a great start for a visit to the Dordogne region . . . if you can get to Toulouse. We had a surprise in store for us when we tried to change planes in London.

Mimi, our perfect kitty.

Mimi, our perfect kitty.


Up very early. Mimi, our new rescue kitty, helped us finish packing. It certainly helped us wake up and we were all in a good mood. She is the perfect cat, small, polite, lovable, energetic and seemingly gets along with everyone. We’ll miss her on our trip.

We all had breakfast and Peg drove us to the train station and waited with us in a rather brisk cool breeze (harbinger of things to come). The train arrived on time so we bid fond farewell to Peg and boarded. We’re glad she has kitty to keep her company. Wish she could join us.

Very peaceful trip on Amtrak to Richmond where we got our BART tickets and boarded BART to MacArthur where we transferred to another BART to San Francisco Airport (SFO). No delays; nice weather; easy trip although Ed had to stand for the last leg.

At the airport we had a club sandwich at Lori’s Diner and hiked to our check-in gate. We were early so had to wait but ended up first in line when they opened. Checked in and headed for security which in SFO was very polite. Shock! I still have bad memories of Montreal airport security so was delighted to be treated like a human being.

Walked to our boarding gate – and we wait. Finally boarded and took off on time for a long boring trip until . . .

Posted by Beausoleil 14:01 Archived in USA Tagged trains usa mimi bart

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What a beautiful cat!

by irenevt

Beautiful cat :) And I think I know what's coming next ...

by ToonSarah

Can"t wait.

by alectrevor

We love Mimi. She's a very well-behaved cat. She's in her teens and still acts like a kitten which is fun.

The trip got off to a good start and we didn't even know there were volcanoes on Iceland. We learned a lot including how glad we were too be on British Airlines because they took really good care of us.

by Beausoleil

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