8. London, England

"Happiness is a gift and the trick is not to expect it, but to delight in it when it comes."
Charles Dickens

The train is about to leave Waverley Station in Edinburgh and we are ready to board. Our destination is King's Cross in London, a journey of nearly four hours. This is a segment of the trip that Julian was especially excited for and we chose this mode of transportation for his sake. It's another sunny morning in the U.K.

We find it a happiness indeed!

We left our rental car behind, grabbed a few pastries and coffees at the train station, and gathered up our luggage for the next step of our European itinerary. It's early, not yet 6 am. But that's just fine, we are all together and about to have another adventure!

Aboard the train we were pleasantly surprised at the smooth ride; an added bonus was seats around a table, perfect for journaling or playing a game!

But the stench! We were totally unprepared for the wretched odor that came and went in nauseat…