Friday, September 12, 2008

'ello 'ow 're 'ou (186)

I'm going to keep this brief because it's almost 2:00 in the morning in Paris. We just barely got here. The English Channel tunnel fire really screwed today's travel up. The fire happened yesterday at around 3:00 p.m. and at the moment, they have no idea when it will reopen. We were supposed to take the Euro Star line (the "chunnel") today at 10:00. We ended up having to take a train from St. Pancras to Dover Priory ad then take a ferry across the English Channel to Calais, France. We then had to take a 2 hour train ride from there to Paris. All told, it took us around 14 hours to get to our hotel. So, no sightseeing today. Thankfully, Euro Star will refund the cost of our tickets and the train from Calais to Paris was free. Good thing. They cost about $350 and we didn't even get to use them.

We're having a great time and saw lots of things in London. It's a busy, busy place. No, I wouldn't want to live there. It's too crazy. Visiting it was enough for me. Plus, London and my hair do not get along. The power and plug adaptors we brought didn't work in there. Therefore, I was unable to use my flat iron. There was much weeping and wailing from me. I tried getting it as smooth as possible with just a hairdryer. Didn't happen. The humidity wasn't good to me. I have many great pictures of me and my ugly hair. I've only had a couple of freakouts and some minor meltdowns. I don't know if you know this, but I don't handle stess very well. However, I drove a car around London and was surprisingly pretty calm while doing it. We hope to see many sights here in Paris as well.

Just to let you know, when I come home I may sound a bit different. I seem to have picked up a bit of an accent. I now sound like Madonna.

7 comments:

Julie said...

The UK has different power outlets from every other place. Isn't that so annoying? Stupid.

Adam and Kristina said...

I'm so glad you're blogging! Sounds like you're having a blast.

Oh, and I like to think I'd sound like Gwyneth Paltrow.

Holly said...

I'm so glad to hear about your trip. Sounds like you're having a great time.

Jillene said...

So I asked Cameron yesterday if he missed you and his reply was, "Uumm...yeah not really." I laughed so hard.

Sounds like you are having a good time--sorry about the flat iron. That really sucks but I am sure that you look fine!

Torina said...

Blogging from Paris. Now that is a true blogaholic. I love it. Maybe you can blog with a French accent? Have a fabulous rest of your trip!!

Bobie said...

When I was getting ready for church last Sunday, i thought to myself, Hmmm I wonder if I should mention to Christa about the plug thing. Then I thought NAAAAA, Ryan will be on top of that. He has everything planned so perfectly. OOPS, my bad. I'm sure your hair looked great!! It always does!! It sounds like you are having fun!! Can't wait to see all the pics and hear the stories!!

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