This will be my route today.
I am leaving a peaceful, snow covered Seattle, warm snuggles with my kitties and morning coffee with my love. The physical part of this pilgrimage begins with 17 hours of travel.

Four hour flight to Dallas; four hour layover; nine hour flight to Paris. It will be 10am in Paris when I arrive which means one or two am in Seattle.

I am prepared. I am ready for a picnic in the sky- Homemade snacks: crackers, truffle cheddar, gruyere, medjool dates, hard boiled eggs and olives.

For entertainment I have my kindle, my iPhone, two guidebooks and another book to read – Angela’s Ashes.

I feel prepared. Only 17 hours to go.