Thursday, March 17, 2011

Gotta Get Gutsy!


I did it.

I've talked about doing this for years but I finally did it.

I booked a round-trip flight to London for myself and my two lovely daughters for three weeks in June. I'm still a little shocked that I actually did it.

We have family that lives outside London so we will be spoiled by them picking us up at the airport and providing a place for us to stay while we're in the London area. Of course we can't just fly to London to spend three weeks there so we've got to go exploring. The question is, where else should we go? I'm planning on making Paris a part of our itinerary but after that it's a big question mark. Should we head south to Spain or north to the Netherlands?

How far north do we want to go in England? All the way up to Scotland? To the lakes district to visit Beatrix Potter's Hill Top Farm? Questions, questions... Then there's the biggie: Can we fit everything we want to take in carry-on sized suitcases? I've always been a big believer in packing light, even before they started charging for checking your luggage.

We leave in 11 weeks and in that time we will be finishing school for the year, hosting Emily's graduation party, going up to the cabin for Memorial Day weekend and getting ready to go. I'd say that's enough to keep us busy this spring!


Natasha said...

How exciting! I wish I could join you-I LOVE London! I could spend the whole time just exploring the city but you are right, you need to see other places. My sister loves Scotland and I love Ireland so that's where I'd be heading.

Oh I am so excited for you all!

Best wishes always,

Farmchick said...

Seriously, can you stash me in that carry on?! I do hope you will document your trip for us. It sounds like the trip of a lifetime. So great that you are taking your daughters.

Leah Marie said...

so excited! i love looking at the parisian apartments! it couldn't be any cuter.

Auntie Cake said...

If you travel up towards Scotland, stop in Alnwick, England and visit the Alnwick Castle and their gardens. It's a charming little seaside town. You can take the train up from London. You are going to have a great visit wish we were going with you!

Emily said...

SO excited! Remember, we have less space than that photo above for clothing. ;)

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

I can definitely fit in that suitcase.....please take me!

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Libbie said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhh!!! How amazing! I am soooooo excited for you! You & the girls will have so much fun! I would say that is quite the spring! You are going to be sooooo busy! But it is heaps of fun exciting stuff! I can't wait to follow your Spring & Summer!!!

Two Shades of Pink said...

How exciting! I loved London and Paris when I went and we did Italy int hat trip as well. But I love the idea of the Netherlands as well as need a SUMMER to get it all done! Have a wonderful time and treasure each moment!

Shelley said...

I am so excited for you and your family. What amazing memories you're creating!

J_on_tour@jayzspaze said...

I suppose it depends on if you like country or city. Scotland is larger and more remote at times compared to the compact Lake District. Although nice, a lot of people end up in Edinburgh which isn't quite what they are looking for in Scotland. Don't try and over exhaust yourself in London, York might be worth a stop for you on your journey north.