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Day 8, Jul 3: Bath & Bristol

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Dan was asleep early last night, like 8:30, and was up by 4am and stayed up. I went to bed about 10:30 and slept through until 6:30am. It felt like sleeping in but I needed it. Had breakfast in the hotel and got the blog up from Sunday. We left the hotel about 9:15am to […]

Day 7, Jul 2: Stonehenge, Salisbury, Old Wardour Castle

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I got up about 4am after 5 hours of pretty good sleep. I wrote Saturday’s blog and Dan was up right as I posted it. We finished packing and got going around 7:20am. We had an ambitious agenda for the day, outlined in the map below: A) Stonehenge, B) Old Sarum Castle, C) Salisbury, D) […]

Day 6, Jul 1: Dover, Walmer & Deal Castles

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We were both incredibly tired last night – probably from the 26 hour day since we picked up 2 extra hours between Istanbul and England, so were grateful to have slept well. I got up about 5am to finish writing Friday’s blog. Dan got up about 6. We left about 7:30 to go out for […]

Day 5, Jun 30: Canterbury, England

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We got up at 5:30, had a quick breakfast downstairs then took the taxi to the airport. We go there at 6:50 for an 8:50 flight so hoped that would be enough time, not having any idea of how crowded this airport was. Dan’s status allowed us to jump lines and that helped, but even […]

Pre-Departure

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As I mentioned in our recent Chicago blog, that was the beginning of a bunch of travel for us, especially if you’re Dan. That was just a few weeks ago for Memorial Day weekend. This weekend we met in Los Angeles for an 80th birthday celebration for his mother. We both flew in to LA […]

Final Days: Home via NYC

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We left London early Saturday morning on May 24. And I mean early: out of the flat by 5:30am. We took a bus then the subway to Heathrow for an 8:30am flight to NYC. This was our 3rd time in Heathrow on this trip and I still didn’t take any pictures of the lounge! We […]

Day 16: London, Part 4: Wimbledon; Kensington Palace

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The last couple of mornings I used my morning time over coffee before Dan gets up to finish the blog. And that was true this morning as well. I got up about 6, he was up after 7 sometime. We fixed breakfast focused on finishing the groceries we’d bought the other day and accomplished that. […]

Day 15: London, Part 3: Classic London 2.0

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I was telling Dan this morning that this past Tuesday might be my favorite day of the trip: classic London sites like Westminster Abbey, Parliament/Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Picadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square, with the Churchill War Rooms and a show with Dame Angela in the West End as the big events. Kindofa perfect tourist […]

Day 14: London, Part 2: Hampton Court Palace & Gardens

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Same morning routine: simple breakfast in, get ready to go. This morning we also stopped by Sainsbury’s, a UK grocery chain which we used in Edinburgh as well, to pick up some picnic items for lunch. They had a “meal deal” for 3 pounds – fresh sandwiches, chips (as we know them, not fries) and […]

Day 12: Edinburgh to London

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I woke up and saw how bright it was outside and was sure I had overslept, but didn’t remember the alarm going off. But no, official sunrise time in Edinburgh was 4:53 this morning; I’d woke up about 4:30 and it was already really light. I tried to go back to sleep but never really […]