For the past few months I have been whining about not getting a real summer vacation. Actually, we really had no family summer vacation. The kids were busy with school trips and sports and summer art school, etc.. But, alas, I am persistent and I was bound and determined to get my family on a vacation--together--this year! For Michael's sake, I wanted something tropical: Hawaii or Mexico. But Joey was having none of it. He wants history and a place where he can immerse himself in culture. I know he is spoiled, but we have less than two years left with the kid.... so bring on Europe!
I have done it! The four of us will be spending Thanksgiving break in London and Scotland. I know I am crazy. I know the dollar is so so weak, especially in Europe. Although things will be expensive once we get there, I was able to use points and miles and everything I could come up with to make this trip happen. For most of our stay in London we will be renting a vacation apartment: 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and a 3 minute walk from Kings Cross Station (maybe we will catch the Hogwart's Express... ) and half the price of a hotel.
Ahhh, something to look forward to. And even though the weather hasn't completely changed to cloudy, rainy and generally dismal yet, Michael and I will spend the week of his birthday (next week as a matter of fact) in Southern California--sunny and warm enough for us and a lot less expensive than Hawaii!
Things are looking up....