“Be careful as you go down the steps and someone will be there at the bottom
with your luggage…have a good vacation” with that she turned to the next
Nodding Lois continued down the steps squinting from the
bright sun of the afternoon, unable to keep in the silly grin she smiled ear to
ear as she made her way carefully down the steps. She couldn’t believe it after
a full year of saving she was in Paris, France…and by herself for that matter,
all her other friends had only gone on their honeymoons or with their parents.
Paris this place, she’d dreamed about it since she was a child. As her feet
finally touched the ground for the first time she felt as if she could have
cried. Lois experienced that rare overwhelming sensation one goes through when
discovering a second home, she followed the porter with her luggage across the
airport runway towards the exit gate feeling as if she were in a
“Okay Mademoiselle here’s a taxi for you” the Porter
loaded her bags into the trunk his accent making his voice sound musically
Excited beyond belief Lois got in the taxi that would
take her to the bed and breakfast in the heart of Paris that she’d arranged to
stay at. She listened avidly as the two Frenchmen spoke to one another in their
native tongue, the beauty of their words seemed to flow over her even though
she wasn’t completely fluent and couldn’t comprehend all of the conversation.
The beauty of the French language was truly something to behold.
Finally the driver ran around to his door and got in and
with a final nod to the porter they were off. The only thing keeping Lois from
literally bouncing in her seat was chapter five of Mrs. Lillian Reid’s
Personality and Etiquette Book, which clearly stated that a lady will remain
calm and subdued at all times. But as they pulled through the gates and onto
the road she could feel her excitement
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