Longest weekend EVER

In my head the idea of leaving London at 10pm, arriving in Paris at 6:30AM, spending the whole day seeing the sights, leaving that same night at from Paris and arriving in London at sounded like a FANTASTIC cheap and fast idea…boy, oh boy, was I wrong…

The plan sounded so good to me because I planned on sleeping at night on the bus. It would have been fine and dandy except we were woken up ever two hours. The first time was a passport check…then we had to get off the bus and load a ferry…two hours later we had to get back on the bus…then two hours later get off in Paris. Sure, you can have two hour naps in between all that – but that didn’t happen.

We got off in Paris and must have looked dead. Paris was a blur…I’d seen everything before so I just wanted to show the major sights to Karly and Chris as fast as possible. It was hot and I was tired. The 12 hour day in Paris somehow went by (we had to stop and see a movie because we needed to stop and get off our feet) and at 10pm we found ourselves back on the same bus we got off of earlier that morning.

The drive back to the UK was a little better sleep wise because I was so exhausted. Once we got back to London though, an hour earlier than we were supposed to, we had to wait another 5 hours for the bus to take us down to Bournemouth. I slept on that ride too.

Basically I’m tired of two things right now – Paris and busses. Surprisingly enough, I’m not tired of Chris. In the past 2 weeks I can only think of two arguments we’ve had. One was yesterday in the metro…we were yelling about who knew which stop was for the Louvre (I, of course, was right..).

Whew. It’s been quite a journey. After I finish this update I’m going to take a much needed shower and then study for my exam on Thursday. The packing will commence either later tonight or tomorrow….

Oh yeah, the morning Chris and I were leaving Venice there was a song playing on an Italian MTV station and it hit me – hard. These are the lyrics and if you have a chance, try to listen to the song. It may not mean anything to you, but it means so much to me.

It’s interesting though, when he sings “you” in the song I think of about 10 different people, there isn’t just one person that springs to mind. It’s everyone back home, my friends, my mom and dad, to some people I haven’t seen in years…

……Four days……

“Home” – Michael Buble

Another summer day
Is come and gone away
In Paris and Rome
But I wanna go home

Maybe surrounded by
A million people I
Still feel all alone
I just wanna go home
Oh I miss you, you know

And I’ve been keeping all the letters that I wrote to you
Each one a line or two
I’m fine baby, how are you?
Well I would send them but I know that it’s just not enough
My words were cold and flat
And you deserve more than that

Another aeroplane
Another sunny place
I’m lucky I know
But I wanna go home
Mmmm, I’ve got to go home

Let me go home
I’m just too far from where you are
I wanna come home

And I feel just like I’m living someone else’s life
It’s like I just stepped outside
When everything was going right
And I know just why you could not
Come along with me
But this was not your dream
But you always believe in me

Another winter day has come
And gone away
And even Paris and Rome
And I wanna go home
Let me go home

And I’m surrounded by
A million people I
Still feel alone
Oh, let go home
Oh, I miss you, you know

Let me go home
I’ve had my run
Baby, I’m done
I gotta go home
Let me go home
It will all right
I’ll be home tonight
I’m coming back home

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