Tuesday, February 16, 2010

London Was A Journey, Not A Destination

Well, at least it felt that way when we went to London via the Eurostar on Thursday, and had a FOUR HOUR DELAY because of technical problems. Luckily the wait was in the train station with lots of food and room to walk around, and we got a free round trip ticket for our inconvenience, but it made our trip to London a bit shorter than planned. But with any kind of travel, you have to take the good with the bad, or rather recognize the good in the bad. So, here's some of the good stuff that came from our delay:

At least we were sitting down in the (marginally) heated waiting area instead of in the lines outside in the freezing Gare du Nord. Seriously, these poor schmucks had to stand there the whole time we got to sit and eat and take it easy.

We got to catch up on our sleep and our email.

We got to know each other, and some complete strangers, better.

And we had a few laughs along the way.

But, best of all, I got this next little series of photographs of Jack looking out the window when we finally got on the train. Had we traveled on schedule, I never would have had the beautiful, late afternoon light to capture this moment.

In the end, the whole experience was a great reminder that life is short, and filled with unexpected delays, so it's important to remember to enjoy the ride.


The Ricks said...

nice post bunnilicious . . . that last one of Jack kills me. xoxo