Of all the things I saw and did yesterday, I had two favorites: an incredible film experience that I’ll tell you more about tomorrow and the lovely conversation I had with an elderly couple at lunch. When I was trying to find a place to sit, I noticed an older woman sitting alone. I asked if I could join her and she happily said yes. I soon found out that she was traveling throughout Europe for several months with her husband and they were the loveliest couple. American born and bread, these two are major world travelers. They have been to Europe numerous times and have traveled to China, Japan, India, and dozens of other places. When I asked Barb what she thought of India she replied, “Its as if a massive continent was plucked from another universe and placed in our world…that’s how wonderfully different it is.” I just loved that sentiment. And when I asked Daryl for one travel tip, he simply said, “Don’t panic.” I sat with Barb and Daryl for about 45 minutes and wished I had asked them to dinner. They were so kind and energetic and I only hope that Brock and I will be able to travel as much as they have throughout out lifetimes.
I took over a hundred pictures yesterday so I have decided to break this post into three parts. I really believe this museum deserves three posts. I have been to several world-class museums in my travels and I have to say that the Victoria and Albert Museum is by far the best one I have ever visited. And the best part? Free admission to all.