I will use Instagram's "Throwback Thursday" to justify creating this post out of order.
Sunday, September 15th, before going to the airport in Kansas City, we stopped at a family favorite for some barbecue. I had eaten Tex-Mex multiple times that last week, and at Fiorella's Jack Stack Barbecue I was able to get another of my favorite types of food before leaving America for three and a half months.
This is a more condensed version of the day than that of my mom, but after eating we headed to the airport in Kansas City, where I printed my boarding passes, checked my bag, and paid the overweight fee. After finally making it through security, I flew out of KCI to stop in Chicago before flying to CDG in Paris.
On my flight to Chicago from Kansas City, I sat a couple rows in front of former Kansas State point guard Angel Rodriguez.
Arriving in France, I passed through customs without any problems. A simple stamp in my passport and a "Bon voyage" from security were all it took. I then pulled some euros out of an ATM there in the airport, and I made my first French purchase: toothpaste.