Post Trip Perspective

So that’s the end of the trip. 16 days, 4 countries, three trains, one ferry and a ton of perspective gained. I really don’t know what I was thinking would come out of this journey. I went into it both nervous and excited. I worried I would be lonely. I was. I looked forward to …

Far from home on Mother’s Day

When I planned this trip I didn’t notice that I was going to be away on Mother’s Day. And when I figured it out I thought “No big deal. The kids won’t care. And who wouldn’t want to spend Mother’s Day in Paris?” The reality of today has been sobering. It didn’t feel like Mother’s …

Back in time at Shakespeare’s Globe

Confession – I have never read any of Shakespeare’s plays. Ever. And yes – not even in school when I took every English class option available to me. Don’t know how it happened but it did. And today – after an incredible tour of the re-constructed Globe Theatre in London I learned that is a …

It’s the people you meet…

It had been a very busy day – 6 hours of tours and museums since I had breakfast and hunger overtook my desire to keep exploring. Once I acknowledged my hunger I couldn’t focus on anything else and didn’t want to wander aimlessly in search of a meal. So I took advantage of the free …