It’s so nice to be back in France! We arrived late yesterday afternoon, after two flights (one long, one short) and a 40 minute drive from the airport. Door to door, about 20 hours. We’ve learned from past experience to take it easy the first couple of days to give our bodies and minds time to adjust, so chose our first destination based on proximity and environment.
Here’s the view from our window. You can’t tell from this photo, but there were sheep grazing in the far meadow. This morning we watched the shepherd and his dogs move the flock of sheep from one pasture to another. It was impressive seeing them work! We’ll be touring the Chateau de Chantilly and gardens, as well as the Horse Museum today. I’ve found that spending as much time as possible outside and moving around is one of the best ways to reduce jet lag.
Travel Wardrobe Updates
Here’s my travel outfit in action. It worked out beautifully, and I’m totally in love with this sweater. If you’re wondering about the blue suitcase, yes that’s the one I checked. It’s half empty, but my tripod wouldn’t fit into my smaller suitcases. The purple bag fit easily into an overhead bin.
In the morning before we left for the airport, I did one last weather forecast check, then made a couple of swaps based on that.
I switched out the silver Birk’s for this gold pair I purchased earlier this year. After picking my accessories I thought the gold ones were a better choice.
I feared my olive green utility rain jacket would be too warm, so left that one behind and packed a navy Eileen Fisher lightweight weather-resistant jacket. It’s not as spiffy, but I think this will be more practical. Mine’s from a couple of years ago, and no longer available. Here’s a similar style, just a bit longer.
I decided to leave the black jeans at home.
How do you deal with jet lag?