Tuesday, August 31, 2010

10 days to go

Well we made 1 last change to the schedule. we are now dropping off the car in Stratford-upon-Avon on Sunday the 19th and taking the train from Stratford to London. Unfortunately, every time we make a change at this late date it costs us, this time it was about another 100 pounds. we keep saying to each other that this is a once in a lifetime trip so we want to do it up right. now all that is need to be done is to book the train trip from Stratford to London!!
we are now down from a million little things to do to less than 200!! lots of time yet.....I hope!!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Nancy is spending the evening pouring over her British Heritage Pass map and making plans for some interesting side trips for our trips

Sunday, August 29, 2010

getting ready for our trip to England & France

Nancy and I have been busy over the last few weeks finalizing the plans for our trip with our travel agent Kelley. But it is only recently as the bills for our trip started coming in and as we are getting down to the last couple of weeks that we are starting to get excited. We have spent the last little while checking the internet for things to do at the places we are stopping at and dreaming of our trip. We are starting at Gatwick airport and moving to Brighton for the day and then off to Amberley Castle for our first castle night. Then off to Salisbury for Jeff's dream of a lifetime to see Stonehenge, next day we are off for a night in Bath, then off to Bristol and from there to Thornbury Castle for 2 nights. We then are off for 2 nights at Stratford-upon-Avon and then 2 days in London and then the Chunnel over to 3 nights in Paris! We are getting anxious and excited