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    Bulverde TX
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    Love to travel, read, bake
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    Haven't cruised enough!

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  1. Norris - your what's to come made me dizzy with anticipation. I cannot wait. But, I am a HUGE WWII buff and slowly took in Churchill's War Rooms. Wow. Well done. I so want to see them in person one day. I also want to go to one of the Air Museums there. I heard they are amazing. We went to the WWII Museum in Nawlins back in 2005 before the Hurricane when it was just one large building. We went back in September of last year and I had to ask a WWII veteran how to do it all in a day. It is over 4 large buildings now with another building just for movies. We went from opening to close and probably could have stayed longer. I always leave the memorials and museums with a huge lump in my throat and feeling very humble. On a side note, I love your hotel. My view on hotels in London are (1) they are very expensive and (2) you get what you pay for. I have tried to take a lot of Advil and dive into TA one day to see if I could find something more in my price range but the Advil wasn't working and I was getting too frustrated. I think if I do my dream trip and visit London I will have to start saving more. Eagerly following along Norris!!!
  2. Such beauty in London Norris. Its funny how long you lived there and didn't fully appreciate it all. It takes a different time and a different eye to realize what all is there. Your lunch at the pub made me so hungry. I cannot wait to see your take on Churchill. Looking forward to your day!
  3. You were on my calendar Norris! Already on page 2 with amazing photos. I will have a glass of wine each night and enjoy this adventure through your prose and lens. What a hotel!!!
  4. Extremely well done and so very impressed with your planning. Thank you for all of your time and the amazing pics. Hope your memory bank is full. I just got an email from Conde Nast about Norwegian Airlines. They are on the brink of declaring bankruptcy, and if they do go under, the news is that flights to Europe will increase significantly from other carriers. Glad you got affordable airfare! Thank you again! I have enjoyed every minute.
  5. I am still here and I don't want this adventure to end. I have so enjoyed every single minute. Your Evan Evans bus tour was perfect for all that you did that day. Wow, that was a lot of time in a bus without a bathroom. You would think tour busses that travel further would be equipped. But, they did a really good job of meeting their destinations. Kudos again to all of your planning. I have added so many things to my bucket list London trip. I am really hoping it will happen in three years. DH knows that list is already starting. I love the pubs in London. Which was your favorite? I will be at the tail end of your blog!
  6. Thank you hiccups. Oceania bombards me with their catalogs all the time. Their pricing seems so confusing, but maybe its just me. But their ships look lovely and I like the size. I have read many, many reviews about Celebrity and I am just not sold. Far too many cons outweigh the pros on my list. Thank you again for the info. I will delve into Oceania's catalogs when I get the next one.
  7. Papa B and Jazz - your balanced comments are what people like me and the OP who are considering AZ have well informed information to make our decision. If you look at my posts, it has been a long time since we have taken a cruise. We stepped back as we have gotten older and the kids have moved on and the large cruise lines do not fit our needs any more. I have AZ seriously in my sights, and really appreciate your thoughts. It is going to take a lot to get us back to a cruise, and I want to make a well informed decision. Thank you.
  8. Even though DH and I are not golfers I have looked into this cruise due to its itinerary. But, the cost is much greater than my highest budget. Your thoughts have me re-thinking it even more. I appreciate your helpful comments and review OP. I am going to continue my search for a British Isles cruise that meets my expectations and wallet.
  9. I am somewhat intimidated by the subway in London. Did you find it easy to use with lots of signage? The only other time we have used the subway was in D.C. and even then we had to wander a bit with a map. So if the Sky Bar states a dress code some people don't think it applies to them? I have never understood that reasoning. Great timing with a beautiful sunset. Your pics came out really well! And I love the pic of the bridge all lit up. You need to let us know at the end of the review which place gets top honors for their fish and chips! And which pub was your favorite!
  10. The pies looked delicious. The Evensong Service sounds very interesting. Glad ya'll had fun at the game!
  11. So glad you got to see a show in London! I am learning so much through this blog/review. A Changing of the Guard tour - I was so excited until I saw the 100 people show up. Whew. I guess 25 per group isn't so bad. Eagerly waiting to see if this was the worth the cost. Our group of 5 seems to always get called last on tours. Don't ask me why. Our last name starts with F. It is so strange, and yes, sometimes the guides have already started their spiel and everyone looks at you like why are you late. I know the feeling. So happy to be here and following along!
  12. Work and life got me sideways but I am back and eagerly following along! Your days in London are stuffed full. So enjoying all of the pics; you should write a travel book.
  13. Your last night in Paris could not have been better; wonderful dinner and show. What an experience. Your travel to London, whew, between Uber and the train I would have been having a meltdown. Glad it all worked out. Cannot wait to see your adventures in London! That is one tiny hotel room.
  14. So enjoying your last full day in Paris; you really checked off a lot of amazing sites.
  15. Your planning is just on another level and continues to amaze me. I cannot believe the opulence of Versailles. How can something like that be built? And the gardens and miles and miles of walking. Whew. All I could think of was Alice in Wonderland. And how I would be hopelessly lost. What a day to add to your bucket list.
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