Monday, June 1, 2009


When I think of England I think of castles, good chocolate, rainy & cold weather, and crazy relatives in distant places (not that we aren't plenty crazy in Texas). On this trip however I've been very wrong about the weather. When someone says they want to go to England I normally roll my eyes and say take warm clothes, a rain coat & bring me back some chocolate. Boy someone is teaching me a lesson...the weather has been perfect this entire trip. Even the rain we got in Amsterdam was perfectly timed to be during the night while we slept.
We spent Saturday morning going around Whitley Bay area and apparently people don't get up as early as Emmie (6 freakin' a.m.!!!) so we made the rounds twice once with the little monster and once without. We still need to go climb up St. Mary's lighthouse and buy a crap load of candy/chocolate to take back to complete the trip but I think as of this morning we have done everything we needed and wanted to do on our trip. I believe Chris is at St. Andrews playing golf (he forgot his phone at the hotel so he can't text me to confirm but I haven't heard from him and there was an 8:30 opening as of last night so hopefully he got lucky), we went to London and walked and saw what seems like every landmark and them some. We went to a Brithish wedding saw a couple castles, ate fish & chips, meat pies and didn't throw our kiddo into the North Sea (even if she has been getting us up at 6 a.m.). We will post most the pictures on Picasa as it's just too many to try to manage on the blog. As with most vacations one takes as a couple we have very few of both or all three of us.

Here's a picture of Emmie and me in front of a castle close to my Granny's (I'll find the name and try to update later). She's trying to climb over the ledge so getting her to stay still wasn't going to happen.
I'm off to my Spa day at the Fairmont St. Andrews once I'm done getting pampered I'll try to load more pictures and the link to the Picasa albums.
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