Her Name was Pilar...

Categories: Travel

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.Jack practicing his flamenco moves... 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.Jack and Pilar 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…


  1. Kate: I hope that you and the baby are having a wonderful time on your vacation. Stay safe and have a great time. We miss you very much. God bless.

    Comment by Dr.Michael Langer on November 4, 2015 at 10:24 am

  2. thank you so much! and thanks for reading the blog!

    Comment by Kate Sullivan on November 6, 2015 at 6:44 pm

  3. How sweet! Continue to enjoy your travels. So glad you’re sharing this adventure with us.

    Comment by Barb McDowell on November 4, 2015 at 2:49 pm

  4. thank you so much Barb! It’s been so fantastic!

    Comment by Kate Sullivan on November 6, 2015 at 6:43 pm

  5. Isn’t it wonderful how babies love each other? What a delightful telling of a delightful story.

    Comment by Sheila Horst on November 6, 2015 at 6:27 pm

  6. Yes it was so cute to see. Thank you so very much Sheila!!

    Comment by Kate Sullivan on November 6, 2015 at 6:43 pm

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