Tuesday, July 08, 2008
Lost in London
That is what Izzy and I were last night for about an hour and a half. I had gone out with her for a walk in her push chair (stroller). I went a usual route but thought I knew my way around so tried a different way back. Wrong move. I ended up having no idea where I was. And did I mention it was raining and getting dark? I asked people where certain landmarks were and tried to find them to no avail. I spent over $20 in phone booths to call Lindsey for directions. She was talking to Alex for over an hour and so the calls were diverted (voicemail). I'd walk a little more, find another phone booth and try again. About half of the phone booths ate my money and would not let me call. Luckily I had taken some money and my debit card with me (I often don't). I finally realized I was in the wrong neighborhood and asked a couple how to get to Kilburn High Street. They told me to take the tube (subway). I got the stroller down the stairs, got on the tube and got to the Kilburn station. oops, I'm used to the Kilburn Park station which is close to Lindsey's. I didn't know there were two stations. I take out some more money at a atm and plan to get a cab. Try to call Linds again and get hold of her. By this time I finally know where I am and start walking towards her neighborhood and she meets me and picks me up. Izzy had a great time, I bought her chocolate, and I got extra exercise so all ended well. I will be sticking to my normal routes now.