The lesson? Never ignore that nagging little voice in the back of your mind.
Dear Michael: I'm so glad I read your account of your travels in this article. It brought back memories of my last cross country trip from California to Florida and back again 3 years ago. There were many blood pressure rising events from this trip. A few were not finding luggage for 3 days, an engine malfunction in between Tucson and Lordsburg, NM, our bus being used for passengers who were left behind in Mobile, AL by the bus they should have been on, the driver calling the Texas DPS officers on a passenger, finding out we had no bus scheduled from San Antonio to El Paso, and so on and so forth. When I got home, I wrote a summary of my trip and sent it to my closest loved ones and wrote a 2 hour review of the trip to Greyhound. Needless to say, I'm never making another cross country trip by bus. (I've made 4 in my lifetime). Also, my inner voice told me to "try the train" next time. Hmmm.
This made me laugh. My husband just shows up and asks me where we are going. I have the little voice in my head 24/7. Now I need to doublecheck our romantic overnight train connections from L’Hospitelet Andorre to Frankfurt. Via Bordeaux. Thanks a lot!
The great thing about things going wrong is they make great stories. It’s not a story unless things go wrong.
Why is that nagging little voice so often so right? *sigh* (Also, in the photo of the tickets, are those the original tickets, or the tickets that the agent had exchanged? I kept looking back and forth!)