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Day 1 - Off to Europe!

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It sure was nice to have a couple days to hang around town after the wedding before leaving for the honeymoon. Instead of taking off straight from the wedding, we decided to relax for a couple days before the big trip. After spending our first night together in the Omni Mandalay hotel and the next night together in our new home, we had most of the day Monday to get ready for the honeymoon.

We packed light (one carry-on for each of us, plus a smaller hand bag), and got to the airport in plenty of time for our 5:40 pm flight to Paris. We boarded the huge American Airlines Boeing 777 and sat back to enjoy the ride. Since it was cloudy for a long time, there wasn't much to see from the window seat, so we were able to sleep quite a bit on the 8-hour-plus flight.