The Filming of Hallmark’s Moriah’s Lighthouse! An Author’s Journey (Part 14)
April 12 Tuesday
Today is our last day on the set. More outdoor scenes. We say good-bye to the friends we’ve made on set. I get to connect for a few more minutes with Agnes before we film a short interview with Luke. As always, he’s as friendly and accommodating as ever. Luke is a genuinely nice, humble guy who seems grateful to get to star in a Hallmark movie.
We have a five-hour drive to Paris where we will spend the night and head back to Ohio tomorrow morning. There is yet one more hurdle, though. We must first fly home and be allowed to enter. This is not an easy thing with Covid spiking again. Even though we are fully vaccinated and boosted, we must have more proof that we are not a danger to anyone. This involves timing things at the airport to be tested yet one more time before we can board. Derek and I are concerned about the realities of one of us testing positive at the last moment. We will have no option except to stay for whatever length of time the French government dictates. It’s a great reprieve when we get proof that we are Covid free.
I’m sad to leave, and yet anxious to get home. Home is where my sons, daughters-in-law, and grandkids are. France has been a wonderful experience. The people are lovely and warm, and the countryside and northern coast is amazing. I very much want to go back someday. (Preferably after I learn the language!) But the center of the universe for me is still the tiny town where my family all reside. A brand-new grandbaby is arriving any minute, and I don’t want to miss a moment.