Have I mentioned my husband planned our trip and each day before we left the hotel, in addition to patching my heels with moleskin, I was asked, "Do you have the itinerary?" Today's itinerary would take us on the ten cent tour of Paris via bus 69. Bus 69 has no A/C and we still … Continue reading DAY THREE: DOES THIS BUS GO TO THE CEMETERY?
I'm going to try to blog each day of the trip to Paris and Versailles for my own sake as much as hopefully someone's reading pleasure or at the very least, travel-tip assist. Let's see if I can remember each day over the next week or two it will take me to think back and … Continue reading ADVENTURES IN FRANCE AGAIN. FINALLY.
Last weekend we were invited to the opera by my in-laws. This is a big, once a year event in which they treat us to amazing seats AND spring for dinner at the Meyerson Symphony Center next door to the Winspear Opera House.This annual tradition has become one of my favorite things about Fall. This … Continue reading IS IT COLD IN HERE OR AM I OLD?
It has been almost three weeks since I’ve been back from London. It took me one week to recover from jet lag, which I’ve been told is ridiculous and abnormal. Meh. I’ve been called worse. Meanwhile, I’ve been reflecting on the many things we experienced whether on purpose or accidentally. There were some things I … Continue reading LONDON OBSERVATIONS
Oh my GOODNESS! I was just glancing back through the London posts to try to remember what we did when. There is NO POST FOR DAY SEVEN! WTF?? I KNOW I wrote about Day 7. It was all about Hampton Court. The all day adventure. Then, the return to the pub (our home away from … Continue reading LONDON DAY SEVEN: THE DISAPPEARING POST
On our last day, we really felt the pressure to accomplish some of the things we hadn't yet. Therefore, we set off to the Borough Market, which was closed the first time we tried, in order to get the infamous grilled cheese sandwich. And oh, what a sandwich it was. The cook dumped in mounds … Continue reading LONDON DAY EIGHT: THE SHOPPING CURSE
I'm proud to say we once again braved the Tube and ended up exactly where we were going. Kensington Palace. This was the childhood home of Queen Victoria and the home of William and Mary. Currently, it also plays host to the Fashion Rules exhibit, which traces the history of the clothing worn by Queen … Continue reading LONDON DAY SIX: WAR AND PEACE
UPDATE 1: Sorry - I am updating with photos and more details as I get a chance. This is going to be short and sweet. I'll add details later as it is WAY past my bedtime and we have a huge day tomorrow. This morning, or more like noonish, we went to Buckingham Palace. State … Continue reading LONDON DAY FIVE: THE WORLD’S A STAGE
Exhaustion hit last night, so when some sort of alarm went off at 1:45 AM that quickly turned off again, I couldn't be bothered. Like a cat in a bath, Sandy instantly levitated from the bed, evidently concerned about fire or some such and kept talking to me and waking me back up until I … Continue reading LONDON DAY FOUR: MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR
The A/C in our room was fixed last night, which resulted in us huddled in our respective beds and suffering temperatures equivalent to a meat locker. We buried ourselves under every blanket available, afraid to touch the controls lest we spend another night in the 5th circle of hell. Sandy caved in during the wee … Continue reading LONDON DAY THREE: HARRY POTTER AND THE EMPTY MARKET