On the road


On the road

I’m traveling again — this week its Europe — London and Paris — mostly work. I have meetings with parking folk in London — culminating with a reception at Parliament where PT staffer and British Parking Association Prez Peter Guest is receiving an award from the august body. On Monday I’ll spend the day in Paris, checking out a new automated garage that has come on line in the past couple of months. Taking the "chunnel" train over from Waterloo to Gare to Nord.  Round trip — leaving at 6:30AM, back before 5.

When the train that goes through the tunnel under the English Channel began its run about a decade ago, they had a race. It began at the Ritz in downtown London and finished at the Hotel d’Opera in Paris. One group took the train, the other flew from Heathrow. The train group won by over an hour. Of course the flight was quicker, but the security rigmarole, added to the fact that it takes at least 45 minutes to get from the Ritz to Heathrow at one end, and a like amount at Charles De Gaulle on the other, made the difference.

Sometimes the fastest mode of transportation isn’t always the most efficient.

More on all this later


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