Leaving my flat in London.
Had a quick scare yesterday... thought my blogging was over for the rest of the trip, and my lifeline as well. I did the dumbest American tourist thing EVER yesterday. But at least I'm admitting it to you. You would think after being a savvy traveler for years that I would be a little smarter. But I guess mistakes happen. I hadn't eaten all day and therefore had low blood sugar. I took the bus with all my belongings from London to Birmingham and left my laptop case overhead with my passport!!!!!!!!! I had a feeling against leaving it overhead too, but didn't want it sliding on the floor and damaging my leather case. Didn't realize until 20 minutes after the bus was well on it's way, that I was missing my sweater and (gasp) my laptop/ passport. No matter how cautious I try to be by keeping the passport separate from my purse in case anything happened to that. Ugh- you can't win sometimes.
We had arrived at a field of bluebells which I tried hard to appreciate, but was desperate to get my passport (and laptop). So we called the mainline, got ahold of the station, who tracked the driver and I was able to await his return route an hour later. I was sooo lucky! What an amateur move.
If anything a memory with a good ending. It's been so surreal to see my friend Sheila. We went to celebrate at a French cafe -- was lovely and fortunately we could relax and enjoy.
Poor thing, the two of us with her cane waiting at the bus stop.. oh my!
I do love this town though. I took a canal tour yesterday.
Today we are taking a day trip to Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare's birth place!