Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Travelling Again (But This Time It's for Fun)

On the way to London for a vacation with my husband.  Currently sitting in the brand new Red Carpet Club at O'Hare in Chicago.  I'm having a text-message discussion with my friend Sarah about why my husband and I flew from New York to Chicago to go back east to London.  At the time we booked our flights, this was the best option for us.  It's important for us to book with the airline on which we have the best status because flying is really crappy these days.  The accumulation of miles and segments is important if one is ever to fly somewhat comfortably. We're hoping that this strategy pays off  - in the form of upgrades -  when it comes time to fly to Japan (this September).  

So, London!  This is my first trip to the city since our honeymoon in 1998.  Marc was there on a business trip a couple of years ago, but he saw more of the office than he did of anything else. This trip will serve as an early ten-year anniversary celebration, and we plan to make the most of it.  We're not staying in the same hotel as we did ten years ago, but we are staying in the same neighborhood (Kensington).  It'll be interesting to see how much the city has changed - or hasn't - in the decade that has passed.  We plan on hitting a few spots that we saw in '98, such as the British Museum and Buckingham Palace (although we didn't actually see the Changing of the Guard as newlyweds), and looking forward to new attractions such as the London Eye. The forecast calls for mild temperatures with the highs in the low 70s and light rain for almost the entire week we'll be there.  I don't care.  The weather will be a welcome change to the 90-degree nastiness I've endured these few days in NYC since returning from Omaha.  Yuck!

I'm not sure what kind of Internet access we'll have at our hotel, but I hope to post several times during our stay.  


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