After two days in Chartres, we returned to Paris, where we did some of the exploring I've already pictured. At the end of our travels, my husband headed back to the U.S. and I flew to Glasgow to meet the rest of the group from my church, twelve of us in all, who would be spending the next week with the Iona Community in Scotland. There are at least as many sheep as there are people on the Hebrides island of Iona -- more on them and on the rest of our experience next week!
European Travel Update:
Son made it from Athens to Vienna to Barcelona. Athens and Vienna airports are calm and he was permitted to carry hand luggage and to keep his cell phone. Travelers to the U.K. and the U.S. are not allowed to carry anything with them except wallets and glasses cases, so after he calls me from Valencia tonight I won't hear from him again until he has cleared U.S. Customs. His only problem was unrelated to the terrorist threat: 4 ATMs in the Barcelona airport were out of cash and the fifth ate his card! Luckily, he found a repairman, but that was a two-hour process, causing him to miss his train to Valencia. So he will get there about midnight and snooze in the airport, since he needs to be there at 5:00 am anyway.