Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Next Stop...Heathrow Airport, London

Actually Heathrow is not the next stop on my travel list, but it is a stop. After days -- part of my blogging absence -- of pouring over airfare and hotel websites I've booked flights to London via Dublin. England has been high on my travel list and was my first thought in 2013. I knew I wouldn't get there last year and I won't get to see all of the places in the British Isles that I want to see, but I will be spending three days in London and three days in Dublin. I wouldn't have thought of including Dublin in this trip, but the cost of flights via Ireland -- yes, it's a stop off and adds hours to getting to England -- was significantly less expensive than a non-stop flight.

London and Dublin will be book ends for the rest of my trip -- a cruise with my friend Sue north to see the coastline of Norway. Norway was at the top of Sue's vacation list and after lots of fun email we've worked out our itinerary. We booked the cruise at the end of last summer, but I booked my flights yesterday and that made the trip seem "real." I feel incredibly fortunate to be able to travel with a close friend to see long dreamed of sights. I'm eager to hear about your favorite places in London or Dublin. Sue and I have both been to London, but Dublin is new to me, and somewhere I've long wanted to visit.

Besides all of my internet activity I've had a quiet few days and it's been tough to motivate myself to do chores and take care of errands. But I made a list of things to begin to attempt today that includes nineteen items. A few are very quick -- add a graphic to this blog and pay a bill -- and several will take a lot of research and won't get done for awhile. Happily it's sunny out after yesterday's cold rain and I will be leaving soon for my first errand. Happily, too I'm going to  return clothes I ordered online to Coldwater Creek because they are too big. But that's a post for another day.

As always thanks for visiting and take good care of yourself.  

14 comments:

Theresa said...

OH girl, I wanna go:) Can't wait to hear all about it and see pictures! Enjoy your day dear friend, HUGS!

Simply Linda said...

I wanna go!! Take me, take me!! (big smiles)--have fun. Can't wait to see the pictures. Blessings

Blackberry Lane said...

Sounds delightful!

Vicky Hunt said...

What a blessing! I know you can't wait and I can't wait to hear about your trip and see some photos! Blessings, Vicky

Deanna said...

Oh that sounds like such a great trip...good for you, got room in your suitcase??

TARYTERRE said...

Your trip sounds exciting, for sure. ENJOY!

Mevely317 said...

Yea for you, Carol ... You gals going to have such a fabulous time!
... and I've a hunch, if you're like me, much of the fun begins in just planning and list-making!

Jacquelineand.... said...

Can't wait to read your stories and see your photos; I hope you have a fabulous time!

Marie said...

I hope that you have a lovely trip Carol. It's nice that you are going to have the companionship of a good friend on the journey! I can't wait to see your photos! It's hard to believe you will be so close, and yet . . . so far! London is a fair distance from Chester . . . sigh . . . xxoo

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It all sounds wonderful and so exciting. Hope you get all you errands done today and have a wonderful day.

Stephanie said...

Oh how fun, Carol! And so exciting :) Hugs to you!

Kerin said...

So happy for you!
You are going to have such a wonderful time.

Please post pictures.

Smiles :)
Kerin

Nellie said...

How wonderful to return clothes that are too big!

I will squeeze up to my smallest self and hide in your suitcase! What a marvelous trip! I've never been, so I have no places to mention for not missing. I'd want to see everything!:-)

Sola Scriptura said...

How exciting!!