After a long day at the Olympics and very tired feet, I was looking forward to the long (and quiet) train ride to Bath. Before getting on the train, I spotted a deliciously unhealthy American favorite... Krispy Kreme!
To add to my disappointment of the morning, I found out that we were sitting at a table in the train with two other people. There goes my nice relaxing and quiet train ride. Usually, I am not so pessimistic about talking to locals while traveling, but I was tired and just wanted to rest.
We discussed how great each of our experiences were at the Olympics and how the people of England had really embraced the Olympic spirit. Everyone was just so darn nice and helpful! Along the way, both gentleman kindly pointed out historic landmarks and told stories of their own history to us clueless tourists.
When they found out that John was a scientist, the son pointed out that his dad was in the science museum in London for engineering. So, I guess we kind of met someone famous. :) I loved meeting our new friends and was pleasantly surprised that the long train ride sitting with two strangers was, well, so pleasant!
So, the lesson of the day: Talk to people! You never know who you'll meet or how interesting the conversation can turn out.