Blank stares, bloated feet and tired organs...
As I near my 60th year I am more and more aware of my lack of ability to "bounce".
There was a time, not to long ago, when I would take on a new city after pulling a travel "all nighter" with gusto!
Now I catch my self with the sleepwalkers stare on the train to Munich from the airport.
The inner conflict is the struggle between "not much time to see this City" and "I think my inner organs hurt".
I may have reached that time in my travel career where I cannot stay awake to adjust to this time zone!
My mind is willing but my inner organs are sleeping!😔
We sat with Ann from Arlington Virginia on the plane from Iceland to Munich. She has a brother George who has built an extraordinary photography career over 45 years in Munich. She comes to visit him 4-6 times a year. We had so many things in common that it was clear ours was no random meeting!
She gave me cool ideas for authentic and easy packing gifts to bring home. She reviewed our itinerary and suggested places we "must" make time to see.
George was waiting for her at the airport. Both in their 70's but eager to help us navigate the Schnellbahnnetz (sbon=train into Munich).
George and Mark went to the same University, St John's! 15 years apart but still a brotherhood of sorts!
Mark rolls his eyes every time I meet a new friend in foreign lands... You would think he'd be used to it by now!
I've Been passing out my "Chapstick" Business cards!
So then the question is: "Can I write this trip off?"