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Coeur d'Alene/Spokane Travel Group, Saturday October 1

Our next meeting will be Saturday, October 1.

Meet at our usual spot at 10am - Woops! French Bakery, 119 N 4th St, in downtown Coeur d'Alene.

I’m excited to see you again after returning from Italy and am expecting a great time hearing about other recent travels or plans for Fall. Or, even Fall/Winter hobbies to get ready for 2023 travel!

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Thank you, Jean…looking forward to being there!

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I'm planning on being there. Looking forward to hearing about your trip.

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I'll see everyone in November!

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@Mary and Sterling…for you I timed my transit from 2E to 2F yesterday at CDG.

Landed at M gates on tarmac ~30 minutes early at 7:36A. Took time to get the stairs wheeled up as these areas are not accessed with a jetway. Stepped Off the plane at about 750. Piled on shuttle (was one of the last ones on the first shuttle so didn’t have to wait long) to Immigration area and then followed signs to 2F. Long walk from terminal to terminal then Security first which went pretty quickly. Probably took 15 minutes in auxiliary lane to the far left I was directed to. Liquids/iPad tablet out and he was holding a ziplock to give to people. My freezer quart ziplock passed approval. Then border control. Literally no line as there I was directed to the egates. I was behind 2 Brits but he was still getting himself recombobulated after security so they laughingly waved me ahead as he belted jeans on. Border control employee inserted my passport saying “It’s touchy, let me do it for you”. A quick Bonjour to the Border Control stamp guy and I was off. 1 comfort stop and got to gate at 2F at 8:55. Quite efficient process although I kind of knew where I was going. But any transit time under 2 hours would not work. I walked steadily but did not run. I did NOT stop at the Longchamp store until I sussed out my gate and went back, lol.

I thought the transit thru CDG was excellent BUT only if your flight itinerary has given you ample time.

Total time from the door of the plane to the next gate: 1h5m

My Milan flight was indicated to start boarding at 10:45 for an 11:20 departure but they actually started letting folks thru at 10:39. Everyone was on board by about 11:10 but I suspect they could not leave early as they probably had a departure spot assigned.

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Bumping this up in the list. See you Saturday!

I think we will need to joke with Pam next month about her lack of commitment to testing out gelato shops each day while she is in Italy! LOL!

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Omg,Jean! It’s 6A here and I was just feeling guilty that I did not have gelato yesterday! 😆

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So Pam, that means two today! We want to see spoons!

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Pam, I hope your weather is nicer today! At least you have a wonderful balcony to enjoy the views, even if it was raining.

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Well, it’s been pouring literally all day. I had to downsize from the expensive balcony room to the “tour” room so I’m facing the square instead of the water but just saw a wedding party leave the church.

I’ve been out, got lunch, purchased an umbrella but no gelato, lol!! I think I’ll have gelato for dinner. 😂. Hopefully the umbrella purchase will bring out the sunshine! New rain jacket is indeed waterproof!