I'm flying out to France tomorrow morning for Owen's bachelor party; we'll be snowboarding in the Three Valleys until Monday. Then, on Tuesday morning, Kenz will fly out to Copenhagen with her friend, Ragna, who calls it home. Ragna will show Kenz all around Denmark for the rest of the week as I stay home, catching up on work.
Two days after her return, we'll fly to Hong Kong to visit Sandy, Tony, Sam, Quin, and Zora. We'll be there for ten days, surely touring enough to get blisters on our feet.
In May, friends Papo and Nancy will stay with us for Owen & Celia's wedding. Papo and Nancy are on staggered flights; he'll arrive early and she'll stay late.
The weather was perfect. We took our time, strolling around favorite streets and alleyways. Tourists and locals alike were out enjoying the sun, the weekend, and the coming of spring.
|A Covent Garden magician entertains a crowd.|
We popped into Abeeno Too for the first time in over a year, but quickly regretted it. Having a hot cooking surface on your table isn't a great idea when it's seventy degrees outside and there's no air conditioner to speak of. We quickly forgot the heat once our food was ready.
|Spring Salad (lotus root, asparagus, quail egg, tomato, and lettuce)|
|We opted out of getting the pancake this time, sticking to veggies, tofu, and salmon.|
She came home that day saying, "I had so much fun today! I can't believe I'm going to get to spend the next three years in a wood shop! All day, every day! I can't wait!" The thrill of getting into RISD has yet to wear off.
Her day got better once she found out her mother had mailed us a springtime care package:
|Kenz's favorite: Little Debbie zebra cakes. She has claimed to have eaten all of the holiday varieties...|
|...but, upon seeing these, she exclaimed "I've never had the St. Patrick's Day cakes!"|
|"Or BUTTERFLY cakes!"|
|I got Kenz some tulips. Before you go on about how sweet I am, know that they're my favorite flowers.|
|Everyone spends their lunch break in the park these days.|
|The windows on the Underground.|
|Woman wearing a blanket as a jacket (fashion?).|
|FaceTime with the Oregonians.|
|Lucy has recently found her belly button.|
|FaceTime with the Knoxvillians (I assume Jerry has found his belly button, too).|
|Tulips: good for five days.|
In sum, Kenz and I will be apart for the next seven days (I'm writing this on Wednesday night for all you Friday-folk). We'll miss each other, but both of our trips will likely be fantastic. I'll be sure to take lots of pictures of Owen in snow gear and I'll encourage Kenz to take pictures of folks on bicycles.