Up at 6:15 a.m., we caught a 7:15 a.m. cab to the Charles de Gaulle Airport. Everything went smoothly and by 10:30 a.m. we were in the air heading back to San Francisco.
Eleven hours later and a nine hour time change, we were back in San Francisco at 12:30 p.m. By the time we got through the passport check, our bags were waiting. We were home by 3:45 p.m.
At 9:15 p.m. Saturday night, my travel alarm went off. It was the alarm I had set to wake us up in Paris on Saturday morning. At that point, I realized I had been moving for 24 hours with only a short nap on the plane and I crashed.