Aboard a 737, Paris -- Blogging from a slowly boarding plane, which is at least 45 minutes late. Today has been frustrating. We gave ourselves tons of time to get to the airport and drop off the BMW. We didn't need all of it, but as expected, it took longer.
The drop off spot for the car was completely unlabeled, and we did a lot of driving in circles before finally finding it. Once we did, the process went smoothly.
At Charles DeGaulle airport, things slowed down. We're flying a European airline called Easyjet. Turns out not to be so easy. They made us check our two small bags and charged us an extra $40. The plane is delayed at least 45 minuteds. No bathroom at the gate and $5 bottles of water in the vending machine.
Flight was delayed due to an undocumented passenger in Madrid. Had to unload everything. Can't believe they told us this.
We're getting ready to taxi now so I gotta go. I think we'll wind up checking in around 9:30 p.m. so I think this will be my only post today. I hope, and I expect tomorrow will be a more productive day. Au revoir and adios.
Andy is the president, publisher and founder of OnMilwaukee. He returned to Milwaukee in 1996 after living on the East Coast for nine years, where he wrote for The Dallas Morning News Washington Bureau and worked in the White House Office of Communications. He was also Associate Editor of The GW Hatchet, his college newspaper at The George Washington University.
Before launching OnMilwaukee.com in 1998 at age 23, he worked in public relations for two Milwaukee firms, most of the time daydreaming about starting his own publication.
Hobbies include running when he finds the time, fixing the rust on his '75 MGB, mowing the lawn at his cottage in the Northwoods, and making an annual pilgrimage to Phoenix for Brewers Spring Training.