London Bound / by Bill Frakes

Surreal weekend. From the tranquility and chill of western Ireland to the hustle and bustle of NYC. Then the calm shores of Florida for two days, and now we are getting ready to fly to England.
Laura and I spent 10 days in Ireland doing portraits of 200 of the world's best teachers, learning from them, and showing a few short films we've made this year.  We flew home on Friday night.
Today, Monday, we are leaving for London for my 10th Olympics, and her second.
The first time I covered the games for Sports Illustrated I spent 15 hours a day, for seven days, frantically trying to get packed.
I started packing for these games this morning. I finished packing in four hours. Experience. It pays off.