Happy in Wales

After 24 hours of travel, I arrived safe and sound in Southern Wales. Here is how the trip went.

  1. Yesterday at noon I met Sarah, my booking agent, at noon for lunch (Vietnamese) then she dropped me off at the bus station in Hartford, Connecticut (aka where I live)
  2. I took the 2:00 PM Peter Pan bus to NYC. It was supposed to get in at 4:30 but with the traffic got in at 6 pm.
  3. Took the E subway to the Air Train in Queens, NY
  4. Took Air Train to JFK airport
  5. Hung out for 4.5 hours eating vegan junk food, writing e-mails and chatting on the phone.
  6. At 11:30 PM flew to London. Sat next to Gerry, a very cool New Yorker who works as a consultant to museums around the world.
  7. Arrived at Heathrow at 11:30 AM (today)
  8. Went through immigrations (actual conversation with immigration official–“You were just here in May. Why are you back again? Why were you here then? Why did stay for a week, leave then come back for another week.” I told him that I am an artist. That sufficed.
  9. Took 1:15 bus to Cardiff, Wales.
  10. Arrived at 4:00 PM and was met by John Henson, my host and author of The Gay Disciple.
  11. Took another bus to his home where I met his partner Valerie, who served me a stunning vegan dinner that consisted of a bean stew, new potatoes and a plum crumble with soya custard for desert.

So after much travel, I am cozy and well fed and well loved and will go to bed soon. John and I have been talking about the Bible and trans people. Between Valerie’s cooking, Bible discussions with John AND that they have wi-fi, I may never leave.

This post has 8 Comments

  1. PW on August 17, 2007 at 8:07 pm

    Vegan junk food? Is there such a thing? Hey I’m an omnivore from Texas and naive to the ways of vegans in the wilds of the great Northeast and across the sea (wink), so enlighten me.

  2. Ally on August 17, 2007 at 9:57 pm

    Gosh, I miss traveling. I’m not sure what it says about me, but that 4.5 hours in the airport sound like so much *fun*!

    (I’m feeling better, BTW. I’ll try to hold off another crisis until you return =)

  3. Peterson Toscano on August 18, 2007 at 3:25 am

    ally, glad to hear you feel better. Yeah, save up the crisis for my return 🙂

    pw, yes, of course vegan junk food:
    French Fries, dark chocolate, pretzels, potato chips–so much junk food, so little time.

    I was a good boy and when I arrived in London, I bought an apple (they have these great “5 a day” fruit stands in many convenient stores these days. 49p for an apple, orange or banana).

  4. alex resare on August 18, 2007 at 8:37 am

    Nice to have you here on this side of the world. I’ve stopped my vegan diet now. I can’t seem to stop gaining weight and am always tired. No, back on track with my stone age inspired diet.

  5. Peterson Toscano on August 18, 2007 at 9:29 am

    Alex, clearly you are doing the vegan thing all wrong. I can’t help but to gain weight and have boundless energy. I have to come to Sweden and sort you out!

  6. alex resare on August 18, 2007 at 10:11 am

    I would rather guess that people are different but if it gets you here of course I’m doing it wrong.

  7. Peterson Toscano on August 18, 2007 at 10:39 am

    well, some are not nearly as adorable as you are Alex. 🙂

  8. Whittier on August 18, 2007 at 3:29 pm

    “But I’m an artist.” That’s going to be my excuse for everything from now on. 😛

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