I miss this forum. The regular contributors may remember that I went to Paris last year on a short trip and then had another trip booked but had to cancel due to our dog being diagnosed with a serious condition. We never travelled for longer than 3-4 nights even when he was well, so after a very grim diagnosis of a 6 months to live, max, we cancelled everything (had great support in this forum from people who were/had been in similar situations).
So... my dog is still around. :) A year after he collapsed. He's now 14. No more episodes.
And having committed our year to him (not going anywhere), we feel we need to charge batteries, even if it's a 3 day (2 nights) escapade. People can say we can travel within our country, but frankly, where we are it'll take longer to travel by car than escaping by plane to Europe (as airport is just an hour away).
That said, psychologically this is a bit scary (the "what ifs"). We know we won't get much of a rest but just a change of air seeing places we love would be great.
The idea is flying to London late November (would like to see it with a Xmas atmosphere) and arriving early. Have an easy day there: stroll, go to a couple of shops, visit a couple of parks, see a friend...
Next day take train to Paris after lunch. We won't have time to fill the gap of things we didn't do last year in Paris. Hope to experience Paris with Christmas lights, as well. See Luxembourg Gardens and just stroll and relax for the day the fly back home on an afternoon flight (actually, there's only one available, so no choice - back at 3.45pm from Orly).
Do you guys think this is doable, as in not too crazy? Would it be better to fly to London and then back home and then to Paris another week and back home? (This is both a travel question and a pet owner question to other pet owners who might have "been there"). Merci! :)