London Calling

Got a phone call from “The Daughter” this morning at 6:30. Her Girl Scout troop has arrived in the UK for their whirlwind European Tour: England, France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and The Netherlands.

I know what you’re thinking: “Didn’t she already go to Europe? And how come you’re not jealous?”

Well, yes, she did, you observant reader. She scampered around the place taking pictures of stuff 4 years ago as part of People-to-People. And jealousy is for lesser folk. I prefer to think of it as sending her on a scouting mission to tell me where the best places to find wienerschnitzel might be when I eventually win the Lotto.

This time, she provided most of the funds herself through tremendous cookie salespersonship. There’s only 3 left in a group of girls that started when she was a pre-K Daisy Scout, and between them they have sold over 12,000 boxes of cookies the past few years. So, they get to live their dream of “bridging” (it’s a Girl Scout graduation ritual) on the Tower of London (London Bridge being moved to Arizona they say).

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6 Responses to London Calling

  1. Ric the Schmuck says:

    That is frickin’ awesome. And way cool, too.

    She’s not gonna provoke any more international inceidents, I trust?

  2. Brian says:

    Yikes, that IS a whirlwind tour.

    Recently, our friend Tony’s daughter got to do a week in France with a side day-trip to Morocco, and she had a blast but complained about not having enough time anywhere, especially Paris. It’s neat that the young’uns get to go all these places, but you’d think everybody would have a better time if they stayed in one place long enough to see it.

    The whole Tower Bridge vs. London Bridge thing is silly, BTW. London Bridge is a boring, plain bridge and always has been The one they have there now is even more boring than the one that got moved to Arizona. Tower Bridge is where it’s all at, baby.

  3. Sherri says:

    Girl Scouts Gone Wild!

  4. domino says:

    OK. Now I’m confused. Is she in London or Arizona?

    (Is it just me?)

  5. Karan says:

    Maybe if you join the girl scouts you can travel the world too.

  6. Jules says:

    see, now i have another reason to be bitter with my mother over not letting me be a Girl Scout. Until today, it was all about the cookies.

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