You know what’s not so grand? Writhing awake half the night and constantly rushing to the hotel bathroom. Being sick makes me want to die. Knowing I had to get up early to catch a train made it even worse. At 3am, I hated this whole dumb journey we’re on.
Today was beautiful. Rainy and cold, with the sun breaking through the clouds occasionally, and Eloise even fell asleep in my arms on the train.
I’m hoping for a complete recovery for both of us by tomorrow so we can really appreciate the #1 of the seven Natural Wonders of the World. This part of our trip is our birthday present to each other. But tonight I just feel like “it’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to.”