Away from Ansouis early yesterday (Saturday) morning to give us plenty of time to make the 6:16am TGV at Avignon to CDG. (Note for future reference. The Avignon Gare TGV doesn't open until 5:30am. No need to arrive earlier - no access to even the rental car lot before then).
First class tickets back to Paris - price was better then 2nd class when I booked online - followed directions on how to book online in French & printed our train tickets before we left. No need to deal with the kiosks or ticket office at CDG, thanks again to my ST mates. Our group split up at CDG. One was flying back to Montreal on Air France while the rest of us were on Air Transat. Flight home (7 1/2 hours) was OK - customs, baggage pickup, where we met up briefly with the 6th member of our group, shuttle transfer to the Park 'N Fly lot, 2 1/2 hour car ride back home on 20 ouest, Highway 401, turn right at Brockville and north on Hwy 29 - arriving home by 7:30pm.
Pool looks OK; garden needs some care but in pretty good shape; grass needs cutting, but what else is new at this time of year?
There were no snags on our way home - and indeed there were no snags anywhere during our 18 days in France. We all got along very well together, had a great rental, everybody up & ready to go early each day, great times in Ansouis and everywhere we went, good times in the evenings whether we were out or Chez Barbara, no bumps or dents in the mini-van. The last was a bit of a personal concern of mine before we left. I had not driven as large a vehicle in our previous visits. But I had 5 other sets of eyes to guide me into tight parking spots and the Ford had sensors that beeped when getting too close to a solid obstruction. Great feature.
Diane, one of our group, observed that, "We brought the sun with us wherever we went." True in a lot of ways.
A few more blogs in this category on a variety of topics and observations, hopefully over the next couple of days.