Where were you when the volcano blew?
Not Mount St. Helens (May 1980); but Iceland’s “Eyjafjallajökull” (April 2010). We were in Budapest’s Great Market Hall lunching on the Hungarian equivalent of pizza when we heard the news.
Homebound delay? “Schade.” (“What a pity,” one says in German.)
Those were easy words last week. Now, six days past our original departure date, we are grateful for our extended holiday in Europe and for a safe journey home.