Our flight was divided in two segments — from Barcelona to Paris then Paris to Los Angeles. Total time was about 14 hours. Pre departure; transfer at Charles de Gaulle (Paris); and getting through immigration added another 6 hours. Considering that J.J. and I stayed awake nearly the entire duration, we were amazed at our energy at the of the trip.
J.J. saw 4 movies (English, American, French and Chinese). I was able to watch “Viceroy’s House”. Based on events in 1947, Lord Mountbatten was appointed to serve as India's last Viceroy. The story was about the partition of India as the British withdrew.
The most challenging part of today’s travel happened at the Los Ángeles International Airport. Due to thermal inversion, as our plane began to descend, dark layers of thick fog blanketed the airport vicinity. This caused delays because visibility was nearly zero. It added three more hours before finally reaching my Mother’s home.
Aloha -- Cathi