It’s finally here! My bags were all packed and ready to go. After a pretty stressful couple days, I finally left East Brunswick, NJ and began my trip to Cannes, France. FYI–as I’m writing this, it is 1:54 in the morning local time after 10 hours of flying time and major jet lag. But anyway–I was off.
Flying from Newark wasn’t all that bad. It was weird, first of all, getting on a plane with the preconception that I am going to be sleeping. Cause of course, that didn’t happen. Instead, I bounced from listening to music, to reading my favorite book, House of Leaves, back to watching a Bon Jovi concert on the in-flight tv, to kinda-sorta sleeping. But then before I knew it, at the equivalent to 3:30am local time, we were landing in London. I never experienced serious jet lag before, but after that leg of the trip…I was hitting a wall.
The layovers were killer. Each airport was a never ending maze of conveyer belts, elevators, stairs, busses, tram cars, and more stairs. Eventually, Steve and I got there. The hour delay in Frankfurt was a pain in the ass though. At least we found ways to enjoy it…meaning beer and pre-mixed cans of Jack and Coke. It was wonderful. Getting to Cannes was so surreal because it felt a lot like LA.
Unfortunately, this is about all the sightseeing I had time to do today. Because of the flight delay, the shuttles from the airport to the hotel were late, and checking in was late…ect, ect. I met with the CMF crew, and it was wonderfull seeing everyone again. Some I just met for the first time, others I knew from the last two trips to LA. It felt like a big family reunion.
Tomorrow the fun starts. We’re going to hit the beach, supermarket, and then take a walking tour of Cannes. Can’t wait!