Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Travel Tuesday....London

On this Travel Tuesday I’ll start off with sharing a little bit of our London trip.Above is the view out of our hotel window. Each morning we woke up early and drank our Earl gray tea with milk. It was actually the first time I ever put milk in my tea. I loved it. I have no idea why I have never tried it before! That was a lasting souvenir in its self!
We were with in walking distance of Trafalgar square. We would start off there most mornings planning our day. This day we were off to Covent Gardens…….

I loved this building ....


the shape...
the colors....

I left you hanging last week on where we are planning our trip for next summer. I don’t have all the details yet of each of our stops, but we do know what main countries we’ll be traveling to...

Germany & Switzerland!
We sat down Saturday afternoon to try and figure out our route. I’m such a planner, but my husband is not. He’s fine with just going with the flow. Even though it won’t be until next summer, I’d like to start the plan now. Half the fun is researching the places we should see while we’re there. Why these places? My husbands father was in the Air force. Because of that, he and his family lived a large portion of his “growing up” years in Germany. He’s always wanted to go back to show the girls & I his town.
 
Can you believe he took this pic on a class field trip? No, at that age it’s not appreciated. Take a look at the this photo he took from the same field trip....


 His friends pretending to fall of a cliff…but look at that view behind them...beautiful ! Boys will be boys I guess : )

Why Switzerland too?  A while back I was watching a travel show about Switzerland & fell in love! I made up my mind right then and there that I had to go & see it for myself. ( Look out Allison- I’ll have a ton of questions for you! )  Both places are so close it works out perfect! Now I have to become even more thrifty to save up for this trip, but it will be worth it : )

8 comments:

texwisgirl said...

Oh awesome! I immediately thought of Allison to give you travel tips and "must-sees" :)

Inger-M said...

I just love London! I lived there in 1974 while I worked as an au-pair, and every time I've been there since it's like coming home :-)
Covent Garden is one of my favorite parts; great photos!
I agree with you that planning out a trip is a huge part of the enjoyment!

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

what fun! having read so many "period" romances set in England, I'd really like to visit Trafalgar Square and Covent Gardens.

great photos your hubby took, too.

Dawn said...

Oh So LUCKY!!!! I am so happy for you...and a bit jealous. I can pretend to plan a trip there...in my dreams for now. But one day...
Love your photos...and very cute falling-off-the-cliff shot:)))
Can't wait to see what you plan!

Allison said...

Goody, I love questions! I love planning! I love travel! :)

You're wise to start saving, Trisha. The dollar as fallen under the Swiss franc now, and things here will be expensive for you... so you're right to start now for next year. I'll see if I can get the DVD "More than chocolate and cheese" for you. It's a travelog with some beautiful scenery! And explains the culture pretty right on. I'll see if I have an extra one for you. I do hope to meet you!

Paula said...

Thanks for sharing those photos with us. The London ones did bring back such good memories, I was an au pair there for 2 years and lived only a few metres from Baker Street where supposedly Sherlock Homes lived also my school was just behind Buckingham Palace. The bus I took everyday to school would pass Oxford Street, Picadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey. I never got tired of looking out the window and taking in all that. Covent Garden was also one of my favourite places to go. I've been living in England now for over 4 years and haven't yet been to London, your post made me want to go and revisit all those places.

ohkeeka said...

Yay, Bavaria! I've been to Munich twice and it is so, so fun. Lots of history and castles and palaces--I'm sure your girls will love it! And for some reason, I'm completely enamored with this department store there called Hertie.

Love your London pics too--this post is totally giving me the itch to travel. :)

Nan said...

Hi Trisha, You must go to Heidelberg & Geneva. And if you are able - a side trip to Budapest. I met my hub there when he had a weekend leave. Those people are super nice!