Monday, January 28, 2013
European Vacation trip, 5 years in the making...
I'm going on this adventure with my bestie, Alicia, and my sister-in-law, Dawn. We leave on June 28th, a little over 5 months away and this date can't come fast enough!!
We fly into Dublin for a short stay. We're planning on touring the Guinness factory in Dublin, visiting the Temple Bar (which is the smallest pub in the world), and then taking a day bus tour up to Blarney Castle to kiss the Blarney stone. And, a new experience for me: we're staying in a hostel in the Pub District of Dublin! (Not sure that being in the Pub District is going to be a good idea...haha)
We're also planning a ride on the London Eye, trips to Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, Parliament, Windsor Castle, and of course, the Harry Potter Warner Bros. studio tour. We're all VERY excited about the Warner Bros. studio tour as the three of us are all Harry Potter nuts!! LOL
Outside of London, we're going to check out Stratford-On-Avon, a place that I visited during one of my summers in England as a child. Because I was so young, I don't think I fully appreciated the visit and the history of the area. And, of course, no trip to England will be complete without a visit to Stonehenge.
The next major thing I have to do is buy my plane ticket next month and then make it through about 5 months of waiting! We're planning on buying a lot of the tickets in advance so that's one less thing to worry about!
How will I make it??? LOL
Off to do some housework.... YUCK!