Where am I going and why am I in this handbasket?
It certainly is a good question, asked by my good friend Vicki who has just returned herself from cruising around one sea or another and requires more than a single word of explanation. It has something, well more than a little something to do with George having received this Cal Alumni flyer which offered various “exciting and enriching” tour to various exotic (and not) places in the world. Being someone who has not spent any significant time in some areas of the world, he thought their offering on “Wake of the Vikings” lead by an emeritus professor of architecture sounded fascinating. The trip starts in Glasgow and ends in Copenhagen which may explain why I am on a plane from SFO to Copenhagen.
(insert picture taken from plane of Norwegian snow covered mountains….)
Obviously, George spent no time in Scotland while I was living in England. Noah informed me that visiting Scotland again would be lovely, but he would pass on most of Surrey. When I had been planning on attending the NETCM conference in London 1-4 June, travel would have been much less complicated (fly to London, train north, fly CPH-LON and return home from there).
As it turns out, this is not a small group trip. It is a run by a travel consortium which seems to specialize in arranging trips for Alumni organizations. Therefore, we are not traveling in a bus with up to 14 other OAT travelers – we are going to be on a higher class ship (not that I needed to experience yet another cruise line…) with 249 of our very best friends on a tour along the Scottish coast, then via various islands to Bergen before disembarking in Copenhagen on the 16th.
Ought to be interesting.
(it is now about 1730 in Copenhagen and I need to head to the gate for my connecting flight. I’ll post full itinerary tomorrow….)