Friday, September 25, 2009

The ride to Europe is a long one

Right now, I am sitting in my airplane seat, half awake and groggy.
It's about 10pm in Seattle and I just had morning breakfast service,
as it's 7am in Europe. A sunrise the color of blood oranges is
creeping across the horizon, and I see pinpricks of cities far below.
I wonder where I am in Europe , and feel as though I've finally found
civilization after a long ride over the black and mysterious Atlantic.
We're due to arrive in about an hour, and if my battery holds up I'll
publish this in the closest hotspot. The flight seemed short from
philedelphia at only 7 hours, and I caught a tiny bit of sleep after
dinner and watching the new star trek movie for the third time. It
seemed as though last time I came to Europe, it took 9 hours from
somewhere on the east coast. The clouds under me are mottled with
blue, and have the texture of a down comforter. I wish I could pull it
over my head and sleep. There are so many adventures to be had, that I
hope I can quell my excitement to take a quick nap before exploring. I
love being this high up as he sun greets the earth, and I greet a new

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Paula said...

Yay, you made it! Have a great trip. When is Oktoberfest? You may as well be spontaneous while you can, because some day when/if you have kids it's a little trickier. Nice your job would roll with it. In these economic times employers probably love the chance not to have to pay someone, LOL.

Lisa said...

Oooh, you'll have to teach me how to mobile blog! I'm so excited for your trip, and loved your Amsterdam photo on Facebook this morning.

We're all following your trip vicariously. I want chocolates, pretzels and beer in the photos too! (plus other local color stuff, but mostly chocolates, pretzels and BEER!!!)