Monday, January 8, 2007

Our Vacation Days are Numbered

Number of suitcases and carry-ons we left France with: 4

Number of suitcases and carry-ons we returned to France with: 6


Number of books Mr. French bought while in Edinburgh, Scotland: 14

Number of items we brought with us that fell apart and needed to be replaced ASAP: 4

Number of times Mr. French went shopping on Prince's street: 1

Number of times I went shopping in Edinburgh (Prince's street or otherwise): 3


Earliest time we had to get up to travel: 5 AM

Total number of trains we took: 8

Total number of trains we were supposed to take: 11



Number of minutes between first train we took and second train we were supposed to take: 6

Number of minutes the first train we took was running late: 6




Number of conductors between first train and second train we asked for information: 1

Number of helpful conductors we talked to between first train and second train: 0


Amount in Euros it cost to travel from Chambery train station to Geneva Airport by taxi: 150

Number of times our flight was canceled: 1




Number of planes we were on during entire trip: 2

Number of take-offs on said planes: 3

Number of times we felt stupid when we found out that the plane we just got on was "stopping off" in Chambery: 245 (counting the one I just had)


Number of different countries visited on this trip: 3

Number of different countries now stamped in our passports: 1


Number of nice border-control-passport-stampers we met in Scotland who are also studying theology and were interested in Mr. French's study of a Calvinistic perspective of the arts: 1

Total number of minutes we spent with nice border-control-passport-stampers in Scotland: 2


Number of years since the first time Mr. French and I were in Edinburgh, Scotland together: 12.5

Number of years since the last time we were in Britain: 7

Number of years of marriage we celebrated at an Indian restaurant in Edinburgh: 7


Number of pictures of Mr. French and I together in the same picture 7 years ago: 0

Number of pictures of Mr. French and I together in the same picture this last trip: 6




Number of times Mr. French has complained about not having a picture of us on our honeymoon: 0

Number of times I have complained about not having a picture of us on our honeymoon: 392


Number of flower shops Mr. French visited on our anniversary: 2

Number of flower shops that were open: 0

Number of times Mr. French checked back to see if it was open throughout the day and days later: 12


Number of pictures we took of any child on our honeymoon: 0

Number of pictures we took of any child on this trip: 151


Number of pictures taken of S on or looking at a train: 42



Number of times S asked when we were getting on another train: 378


Number of castles we visited in Edinburgh: 1


Number of our children who got in free of charge: 2

Approximate cost in dollars to get into Edinburgh castle: 50 (!)


Number of pints of draft Guiness Mr. French had while in Edinburgh: 4


Number of pints C had: 0


Number of trips to museums by Mr. French: 2

Number of different museums visited by Mr. French: 1


Number of tourists in Edinburgh to celebrate Hogmanay (New Year's Eve): thousands upon thousands



Time the celebration was officially canceled due to high winds: 10:30 pm

Number of tourists who will probably not attempt Hogmanay in Edinburgh next New Year's Eve: thousands upon thousands



Number of days we were away from France: 10

Number of days at least 1 of our 3 children had vomiting or diarrhea: 8



Number of times we dreamed of living in Britain: 328

2 comments:

Abby said...

Very creative post! Thanks for sharing of your adventures and travels! Hope that you are all feeling up to par again!
God bless!

Abby~

shawnee john said...

Your days are numbered. When was the last time you sang Psalm 90?