...we leave for LONDON!!
I'm jittery with excitement just typing that! John and I are like little kids going to Disneyland...we're over-the-top excited!! I've never been, but have always wanted to go...John's been a few times for work, but never explored, so we can't wait to experience it all together!!
Ever since I was a little girl, London has always been the setting of magic books in my mind...think about it...so many childhood stories are based in London:
Winnie the Pooh
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe...
...just to name a few!
EEEEeeeeee :) That's me screaming inside!
These are just a few things we're going to do (good thing that lots of these sites are within walking distance!)
Visit and Explore
Natural History Museum
Big Ben and Parliament
Changing of the guards
Tower of London and Crown Jewels
Eye of London (Ferris Wheel)
Ride a double decker bus
All the beautiful parks and statues
Fish and chips (of course!)
Wicked Musical (super excited for this!)
Hamley's Toy Store
Mr. Humbug's Candy Store
Liberty of London
We'll spend 4 days there and then 4 days in another one of our favorite cities: Paris!!! We're taking the chunnel under the ocean (still sounds so unreal to me!) and since we know a little more about this city, we have some definite to-do's, but we'll also enjoy some down time for picnics in the park and wandering the streets and getting lost.
Considering John has been gone traveling 6 out of the last 13 weeks for work, it's an understatement when I say I'm SUPER excited to have him all to myself for 9 whole days!! And because he's been traveling so dang much, he had a bunch of free upgrades, so we get to fly first class round-trip! I still have to pinch myself when I say that...I think John is more excited about this part of the trip because he knows how amazing it will be for me to fly WITH A BED across the Atlantic! He does it all the time for work, but it'll be my first time! Wow! I don't think it'll hit me until I'm able to lay down when I'm sleepy! Trust me, this won't be a regular occurrence, so I'll live it up and love it while I can :) My parents are taking care of our bitsy boy and I know he's going to have a BLAST with them...always does!
Thanks for letting me share my excitement with you :) If you are in London or Paris and have suggestions (or have been to either city yourself), I'd love any recommendations!