Author: Paul

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I was going to tell this story as one long narrative, but decided against it. Instead, I’ll pull out bits and pieces that I found humorous … or that I find humorous now, but perhaps not such then. 😀 After a very long travel day that started with a hunt to find a taxi, continued with a late departing bus that we thought we may have missed, a strike by French (always!) ferry workers, and a ride through the Chunnel…

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It had been a long day trying to get from Paris to London via bus and train; however, we finally made it around 9:30 in the evening. When we were just a few blocks from Victoria Coach Station, a cricket match had just let out from The Kia Oval. The streets were swarming with cricket fans – who knew there was such a thing! 😉 Our driver handled it quite professionally, and navigated through the river of people without incident…

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It’s nearly 10:00 PM here in Manchester, England. Tomorrow, I head home … back to life; back to reality. I’m taking a few quiet moments here. I’m feeling extremely grateful, quite full of gratitude. I’ve had the opportunity to visit 3 countries that I’d never been to: France, England, and Wales. I’ve experienced a number of things, got to speak a little bit of French, and some Spanish! I met some of Vanessa’s friends, and have seen things that I’ve…

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Truth in advertising: None of these photos, nor any of the photos in my library of this trip to Europe were taken at or before such an insane hour! 😀 Every morning, the light blasts through the window, promptly just after 4:40 AM. I’m pretty much light driven, and so, I wake up … I wake up, I don’t get up. I’ve been able to go back to sleep until 6:30 AM, or so. The photos are from today’s outings…

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Yesterday at around noon, London time, I took control of a Ford Focus and started down the left side of the road. I’ll have to be honest about this, it was a bit nerve racking. My only mission was to keep the car between the lines, not make any mistakes that would cause a collision, and make it to our destinations. Much thanks to Vanessa for guiding me through the roundabouts, of which there are an abundance! I only scared…

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Heck, it’s in the bag, might as well give it a little sunshine, but only a little! The London Eye seemed like a good subject. Might as well dabble a bit here and a bit there.

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