Friday, August 28, 2015

Walking up a George - you got to love Dad's text messages

Yesterday his text read

" walkwent up a george,,.. the" 

followed swiftly by another text message that said

"Had a gd day wethgret not dun wel on texing lv dadx"

I'm a bit out of practice deciphering Dad's Speak but I get the gist ... Great weather, been on a train, bus and walked up a gorge, had a good day. Had to laugh at the ... not done well on texting and using George instead of gorge :)

Today's message he'd sorted out where the blank space was so instead of using the full stop and coming out looking like a web address it read quite well.
"Hi gd day on the bike got bak for 4" and he went on to tell me he'd watched the end of the Vuelta and a break away won.

I've told him practice makes perfect and hopefully by the end of his holiday he'll be up to speed in texting but Dad has his own text language which only a daughter can decipher. 

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

He's off on his travel this time to Austria

Yes Dad is off on his travels. After a slight hiccup with his EHIC card which expired in 2011 (did you know they have an expiry date!) we managed to sort (when I say "we", I mean me) and it arrived with several days to spare !

He set off early this morning - 3.00 am and I kindly declined his "should I ring you when I get to the airport" instead opting for a text message instead.

He's text to say he's now in Kitzbuhel ... he's sorted out a walk for tomorrow and Friday he's out on an e-bike with a free guide ... not sure if that's a person or a map! Either way I hope he doesn't run out of charge!

Had a quick Google, as you do, and he's staying at the Q! Resort Health & Spa .... that sounds VERY posh to me! The only link I could find in English was on TripAdvisor here and a link on here definitely a step-up from the YHA !

He was just off for his evening meal, I do hope it comes on warm or even a hot plate.