Being in London for the first time my travelling companion Crisp and I were keen to make good use of our time and explore as much as we could.
Crisp and I had recently retired and decided to see the world, as much as we could while we were still physically able. We had our retirement funds to spend and found each other enjoyable company and a good way to see the world even if it meant sharing accommodation. But with our CPAP machines safely stowed in our luggage, we assured each other of a good night’s sleep wherever we stayed.
After our first day out sightseeing Crisp remarked that we seemed to walk up a lot of steps during our day and as a result, she was feeling very exhausted.
I suggested she see it as a metaphor as going up was a whole lot better than going down.