Darlin’, You’ve Got To Let Me Know. . .

One of the debates in our home right now is whether or not we should go on a London family vacation that we planned long ago. We’re supposed to be leaving in a few weeks, and we’d be traveling with our two small children. Given the bombings and subway disruptions, we’re finding it impossible not to reconsider seriously whether this is the best time for a jaunt across the pond.

Meanwhile, our next-door neighbors, who are British, are enjoying a visit from their parents for a few months. They’re from London. When I saw Lula, the mom, after the first round of bombings and asked if everyone was okay in her family (they were), she said, “You know, a lot of my friends didn’t want me coming to Chicago. They said it’s so dangerous – why go? I tried to tell them it’s not dangerous. It’s lovely.”


2 Comments so far

  1. Dave! (unregistered) on July 25th, 2005 @ 11:22 am

    As a Chicagoan in London right this very instant (yay wi-fi!) I think you should absolutely go. The people of this city are just wonderful, and terrorists can get you in Chicago, too. And Chicago is lovely, but right now, the weather is *much* nicer here! :)

  2. JenniferRoche (unregistered) on July 28th, 2005 @ 9:28 am

    You’re right. The people in London are wonderful. I lived with a family in Finchley for a semester while in college. Loved the people, loved the city. But, we decided to cancel our trip. It’s the once-in-a-while-hyper-protective-not-always-rational mom in me. Not the xenophobe. Have a great trip, Dave, and please down a pint of cider on my behalf!

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