After two uneventful flights and not a lot of sleep, we’re safely relaxing (Mark is already snoring) on Jill & Rob’s couch in London.
Yesterday, Mark planned a surprise for me. We took the subway into New York City and I followed him to Bubby’s Pie Company in Tribeca where we were met by Ethan and Aley Kent, Nick Everdell, Keara Shea, Meighan and Tim Driscoll and Marc Perlman. Since the wait for a table was too long, we went to the basement and took some pics in the photo booth and ordered a key lime pie and a strawberry rhubarb pie to go and ate them in a park nearby. It was a wonderful send-off.
We haven’t really had a chance to see London yet, but we did walk by Buckingham Palace on our way to Jill’s office at Christie’s before meeting her for lunch. We also got to do a walk-thru of the current items up for sale at tomorrow’s auction. We’ll be in attendance, but alas, buying something won’t be in the budget.
Right now, the current weight of our packs is 18kg each. They’re pretty full (I’ll take a pic of them and upload later) but with room for a few souvenirs that we’ll pick up along the way. Luckily, we will drop some weight out of the packs while in London – we’ll speed read a few of our guidebooks, take notes and leave them behind.
So there’s not much else to report other than we’re safe and happy and relaxing. Tonight is Trivia Night at the pub around the corner, so we’ll be continuing our Monday Trivia Night tradition that we shared with our friends back in Baltimore.
Thanks to everyone for all the support you’ve given us getting ready for this event. It still hasn’t totally sunk in yet that I’m traveling around the world. But I’m definitely having a blast so far!