Do you remember way back in October when I shared that I had an upcoming trip but it would have to be a blog post for after Christmas? Ring any bells? Well, I've tried to figure out a clever way to introduce this but nothing is coming to me. So here goes...
First, let me just say that I dropped easter eggs about it here (in November, check out my gratitude page) and here (in December, again check out my gratitude page) and here (in January, check out the journaling on my December Reflections pages) and again here (where I nearly hit you all over the head with my news on my 2016 OLW Intentions page). Only two people called me out on it. So what's the THING? LONDON!!
Our big Christmas gift this year was (is) tickets to see this:
Now in order to take advantage of these tickets - which Sarah spent four hours of her life in two separate online queues to procure (she had really good seats in the shopping cart but the "buy" button wouldn't work because the website was having some technical glitches. She had to jump into a second queue and start over. She's tenacious like that.) - it means the Andrews family will be traveling to LONDON in July!!!
So here's the deets. Arriving London Heathrow at 6:20 a.m. on Monday July 25. We've booked a rental apartment on Fitzroy St. in the Fitzrovia section of London. Which means absolutely squat to me at this point, but Sarah says it is well situated. She really wanted to be in Soho, but we simply couldn't afford the housing options there!
Our tickets for the Harry Potter play (any Potter fans get tickets for this?) are for Wednesday the 27th. Of course all the typical touristy stuff (ANY RECOMMENDATIONS/TIPS WILL BE GRATEFULLY ACCEPTED) will be undertaken. On Saturday we'll head to Edinburgh, Scotland and then back home early on Tuesday. Whirlwind, yes. But we stretched our budget as it was.
Now I certainly can't haul my big butt 3500 miles across the Atlantic Ocean without at least trying to meet up with my U.K. blog friends, can I???? Save the date!!! Friday, July 29, 2016. Put it on your calendar. Meet me in London - I'm open to suggestions for restaurants or other suitable meeting places. Yes, I'm just a little excited about the prospect. Can I count on seeing YOU there???