So this year marks a milestone birthday for me and my twin (no, I’m not telling which one). However, I did decide on the perfect present. I am going to take a trip to England. It is someplace I’ve always wanted to visit. I remember reading Regency romance and wondering about the places mentioned in those stories. I fell in love with Sherlock Holmes and wondered what it would be like to be in a place where everyone spoke with that British accent. And, yes, I know Sherlock is fictional, but I hear there is tourist attraction for the
Baker Street address!
When, during my late teens, I became enthralled with the Jack the Ripper mystery, I wanted to visit England and take a tour. So, this year, we’re going. I will have my twin sister and my daughter along with me. It
will definitely be an experience as we have very few specifically planned events. We want to take a walking tour and visit only a few monuments. We plan to take a train up to Scotland while we’re there as well.
Our trip is going to be for 10 days. Ten days of pure enjoyment. The best part is our little trio loves adventures. We intend to go and simply experience. Although, we don’t leave until the middle of next month, I thought I’d share our excitement in this blog. You see, we got the tickets and our passports already. Tonight, we’re booking hotel rooms and planning on what towns we want to see. This will be my daughter’s first trip outside of the United States and she is tickled.
We’ll take tons of photos and I’ll be sharing them on my blog post once we return. My daughter rocks on photos. If you doubt me, check out my website and be prepared to be dazzled. I can’t wait to show you pictures!
I hear the temperatures will be in the sixties, which works for me. I love to layer clothes and only hope that I don’t get too many blisters from all the walking we intend to do. I even hit up my friend, and author, Jana
Oliver for tips on travelling there. She was awesome and gave me lots of information.
One of the positive points is that, although, folks will be heavily accented, it will be in English. I remember back in 199-something, when I went to Germany with my brother, how nervous I was in that I didn’t speak
German. I was happy to find out that there was always someone who spoke English in all the places we visited. I’ll dig up my photos from that trip and blog about it another time.
That’s it for this week. If you have ever gone overseas, or even
to England or Scotland and would like to share any tips, please