Yes we are in Paris, well almost, I couldn’t sleep so I thought I would catch up on our final day in Krakow. By the way Susan is sleeping and I envy her. 5 AM came early again and today it wasn’t easy getting out of bed, less than 5 hours sleep doesn’t cut it but we had to see our friend once more before we leave and what better way than at his morning mass for the Sisters.
We met and walked about 15 minutes to a non descript building and Fr. Tomasz rang the bell and we were buzzed in, we put our jackets in another room and met the Mother Superior of the order. She was so sweet and young for such an important position.
They directed us into the chapel and Fr. Tomasz said, “I think you will fit in the pew” and he was right, I almost fit. I did manage to sit and stand but I had to get out to kneel in the aisle. The Sisters were all behind us and I’m sure they found it amusing seeing this big man trying to navigate this tiny pew…..Susan and I did, and so did Father. We had the precious blood again today and the Sisters sang in Latin, I think Fr. Tomasz told them we didn’t understand Polish but some Latin, yes. At the prayers of the faithful Father finished with a prayer for our safety on our travels home and told us in English when they finished.
Before we left Sister gave us prayer cards of their founder who was beautified in 2013. We thanked them and left and we both felt great……being around holy people will do that to you. We walked with our friend to his office and it was hard to say goodbye, but we know we will him again….Si Dios Kyrie.
We stopped for an extra large cappuccino on the way back to the apartment and between that and the 2 espressos I had this morning, I was flying. Susan did the final packing and I finished the Day 6 report and got it out, I made breakfast, an omelet with all the stuff left in the fridge, it turned out really good. We planned to go back to Divine Mercy on our way out but it was after 12 and I had to get Jag back by 1 PM. I did enjoy the car the gas mileage was super and the pickup and speed, well, you know. But did I ever tell you I really loved that Mercedes 2 years ago?
We checked in for our flight and went outside to enjoy a little more sun and the cool breeze before going thru security. We had a beer and a glass of wine before we got on the plane, since I had a few Zolty left and we left Poland with 50 cents left. We got stopped at security because I had our water pick in the carry-on and he asked what it was, I wanted to say a gun, but knew better so I tried to explain and he went to the computer and checked it out. We still have the pick, so I guess he found it on-line, maybe he ordered one from Wal-Mart.
We will be in Paris around 5:30 this evening and our flight is at 11 AM tomorrow morning. We had to fly to JFK because we left from Paris and one of our business class seats I got with mileage (and they don’t make it easy to use the miles your way). We have a nice hotel and a room for 3 with large double and a single…..we will see, every large double we have had could only sleep one, that’s why I booked larger rooms with extra beds.
Well back to reality, did I ever tell you I hate Charles de Gaulle……not the guy, the airport. Their hotel shuttle system leaves something to be desired and we waited over an hour for the shuttle because the first one that came people were pushing and shoving to get in and we were in line first. The first shall be last, we are trying to keep our pilgrimage peacefulness.
This hotel was the biggest miss I have made in a long time, this place is away from it all, food,wine or even a grocery.
It’s only an overnight so we are roughing it with a pizza……we hope it gets here before we fall asleep. The beds are comfy and I hope to be in bed soon.
It’s been a long day and even longer with the joys of traveling. That’s all I care to remember for today.
PS their vending machines are broken, but the pizza just arrived. Good night
God bless you all
Susan & Tom