It was slightly misting when we left Seville this morning in a cab for the Santa Justa train station to take the Renfe high speed train to Madrid. As I paid the bill and headed out of the hotel, four Spanish cab drivers were all standing in a circle staring at my City Mini stroller all debating on how to collapse it. Un momento. I laughed as I grabbed the release handle collapsing it in 5 seconds. They all started laughing too. Life on the road with Jack has been so much fun. Even the really long days of travel have been an adventure. And he has been SO good. Flexible. Easy-going. Making everyone laugh and smile in his wake. I am very very lucky. We took a six hour train from Barcelona to Seville three days ago and he met a two year old girl named Pilar. Pilar was just adorable and very take charge. I won’t use the word bossy because it has been banned by some of my feminist friends. However, Pilar was a woman who liked to be in control. You know what I mean? Even at 2, she likes to tell people what to do. Jack stop crying! Baby Jack come here! Jack play with my baby doll! The train ride was very amusing. Well at one point, Pilar just reached over and planted a kiss on Jack’s cheek. He looked up and smiled from ear to ear. His first kiss. On a train. With a woman named Pilar. An older woman. We all cracked up. It made what would have been a more difficult trip so enjoyable. You try keeping a 10 month old entertained for six hours in your lap!? Not always easy. Life on the road has been amazing. At times tiring and some really long days but so worth it to see new places and experience new things. And to have the memories alongside the best travel team around has been just awesome. On to the next location! More to come…
Kate Sullivan lives in Chicago with her husband and two sons Jack and Harry. This blog is a toast to all the beautiful things in life with emphasis on TRAVEL, FOOD, and CREATIVE INSPIRATION. It is a conscious effort to not miss the moments in life, to savor every day, and always be planning the next great adventure...whether you are traveling in Chicago or anywhere else in the world. Cheers!