Sunday, May 1, 2011

Juggling Suitcases

I recently re-watched Wes Anderson's The Darjeeling Limited. One thing that amazed me was that despite travelling with several suitcases, the Whitman brothers managed to avoid losing a single one; that is, until the end when they decide to throw away their cares and abandon their excess baggage (now how's that for a metaphor)?

I have been travelling with my mom around France for the past week while running the extended postcard challenge. We have been travelling with two large, heavy suitcases (one of which my mom is kindly bringing back home for me) and a small suitcase. At times, managing three suitcases has left me feeling kind of felt like the Whitman brothers, only I wish it was as easy as it looked for them.

All of this is to say that I can't wait to fill you in on my three weeks of travels.

If you haven't already, you can still play in postcard challenge #10. The second to last postcard challenge will follow immediately afterward next week. With the postcard challenge coming up on a dozen, I'm wondering about how to keep it fresh. Any suggestions? What if I told you where I'm going and asked you to tell me an interesting fact about that city? What do you think? I'd love feedback.

(image via imDb)


Anonymous said...

WOW it's amazing what you can do when on holidays! The energy of traveling is awesome! (Jocelyne here: hello to both of you! )

Vanessa said...

It is! Dragging my suitcases up and down staircases in train and metro stations has been much less the feat of strength I remember it being when I did it 8 months ago. Must be all that energized-ness.