Wednesday, February 15, 2012

{part 12}

{parts 12345678, 9 10, & 11}

"well. looks like we're locked in."

it was 2 am, early tuesday morning. so day seven, technically. we'd almost been in scotland for a week, and it looked like we were about to spend a night in a darkened train station.

i leaned against my backpack.

"i'm glad i brought my winter jacket. it's chilly." i couldn't help but be kind of giddy. i love when things go wrong. is that weird?

barclay just nodded. he loves when things go right. he kept one hand on the padlocked gate, as though he still had hope of getting out somehow. i was past that already. i was a prisoner behind iron bars. i was homeless and cold, and loving the dramatics of it all. how romantic! how exciting! we'd cuddle for warmth and sleep under the scottish sky. i was scoping out dark corners and pulling out my extra mittens. {layering is key.}

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in light of all this, you can imagine my disappointment when we were rescued, not even a half hour later.

a group of construction workers found us and popped the lock with a crowbar.

rats.

however, i did learn two things from this event:

1) it is very easy to break into a train station.
2) you won't even get in trouble for breaking into a train station.

we thanked them, even though they totally wrecked our adventure, caught a taxi to an inn, and slept and slept and slept.


22 comments:

  1. i seriously look forward to you posting the next part each time, i'm not going to enjoy when your adventure ends because i'm living vicariously through it all. i'm thinking you should turn this into a book with all your writings and silliness and pictures, i would totally buy it.

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    1. hahaha that actually would be kind of a fun idea, to have a little book of every trip you took? i could use blurb. i should do that for every vacation from now on. at the very least, it'd be fun to have on my coffee table...
      totally going to do that.
      GOOD IDEA SYDNEY.

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  2. now I've officially added "break into a train station" to my bucket list.

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    1. sweeeet! let me know how that goes!
      {fine print: i take no legal responsibility if you get arrested, fined, or imprisoned.}

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  3. i love when things go wrong too!!!!! i will forever be excited when: there is a terrible blizzard, thunderstorm, electicity is out, or i'm terribly lost....i can't get enough of it!
    loved this story, too bad you guys didn't get to spend the night!
    i'm so excited to travel now! and get lost and get locked in train stations! haha.

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    1. hahaha i love that we're on the same page. storms and power outages are MY FAVOURITE.
      we should travel together. i only like to travel with people who won't freak out if things go wrong.

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  4. I thought you were going to have ghostly adventures or something--but at least you got out and got to go somewhere warm.

    And note to self--if I am ever locked in a station shout for help from construction workers

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    1. ghostly adventures. i wish.
      sigh.
      haha, but i suppose we still got a story out of it--and met some very nice young men. :)

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  5. What an awesome story! I'd be disappointed too :)

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    1. thank you for understanding! haha. :)

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  6. For years to come, every time Steve and I walk through Waverley Station (which we do multiple times a year) I will tell him this story. The first time, he will be interested. I will probably never stop thinking I'm a little bit cooler for knowing it.

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    1. i feel
      a) happy that you will think of me for years to come
      b) jealous that you walk through waverly station multiple times a year

      TAKE ME WHERE YOU ARE

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  7. Ahhh the part I've been waiting for for so long haha! I can't believe you were rescued, but I'm glad for Barclay's sake, because he obviously wasn't as excited about being locked in as you. I also feel a bit excited when there's some kind of drama, it's weird that feeling isn't it? Because you know you shouldn't be enjoying that things are going a bit pear shaped. I'm glad you got out and got a comfy bed to sleep in though, bless the construction workers for breaking in to rescue you. I bet they were pleased with themselves. x

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    1. you make a very good point. the good thing about being rescued was that barclay was happy about it. so. that is more important than me sleeping in a train station, i think.

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  8. I share your love for things going wrong. It makes for the best stories!

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  9. It sounds like a wonderful place to be when you talk about it. :)
    You should absolutely write a book suzy. I would read it.

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    1. oh man, would i LOVE to write a book... :) thanks for the kind words.

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  10. I'm thoroughly enjoying your tales of Scotland!! Both the free-spirited adventure of it all, and your fine storytelling. :)

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    1. well sweet!! i'm loving writing it all out. it's like reliving it a little. :)

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