After two weeks in Europe, visiting Leipzig, London, and the World Horror Convention in Brighton, England, I have returned home and been mauled by my children and sorted through two weeks of email. I had intended to deal with my email while on my trip, and to keep this blog updated as close to daily as possible, but my laptop screen broke (possibly because of the flight, but I can’t say for sure) and I spent the whole time virtually Internet-less.
But all that is in the past, and it’s time for a quick recap. How did I spend my time Europe? Let us take a journey through the very recent past….
Tuesday, March 16: On planes! And in airports! And that’s pretty much it!
Wednesday, March 17: We wandered around downtown Leipzig, seeing some of its most spectacular sites:
Thursday, March 18: On Thursday we went to the Leipzig Book Fair, which was freakishly, ginormously massive. The only thing we have of comparable size in the US is ComicCon, or DragonCon, and those are about all media–this is about books, and nothing but books, and it was jam-packed with people of all ages. It was really kind of incredible.
Friday, March 19: Another day at the book fair, though we were pretty dang tired at this point. Lots of walking, lots of late nights, and lots of still-kind-of-jet-lagged.
Saturday, March 20: I bid my wife a fond farewell and flew to England; she flew home, by way of a 12-hour whirlwind tour of Paris. I had a fiendish, possibly self-aware toothache at this point, so I lacked the presence of mind to take any pictures my first day in England. The good news is, I didn’t do anything worth taking a picture of, either, unless you count buying British aspirin and crashing in my hotel like a scared, unconscious puppy.
I think that’s enough photos for now. I shall post more on another day, detailing yet more of my exciting trip to Europe!