For the next 2 weeks we will be tourists visiting London and its surrounding area.
Hubby often says to me “you are much happier and less anxious when you have a trip to plan for”, so maybe that is the medicine for curbing my mid-life crisis: to travel more! Ha! So this trip has been in the works since the beginning of May and it was originally meant to be a summer vacation. However, due to how crazy busy life has been in the past 5 months, we had realized early on that it would not be wise to try to force it in the summer. Rather, by pushing it out to the fall, I would have plenty of time to plan out everything. And the cheaper airfare for off-peak season and less crowds are just added bonus.
To be perfectly honest, this trip is probably more about what I want to see and do. I have been wanting to travel more in Europe for the longest time and now that the kids are a bit older, we can finally take them with us wherever we want to go. And the UK seems to be the logical choice as their first European trip, at least from the language perspective. Aside from that, I am really not sure how the kids will take to it. I mean, they can barely tell you where London/England is. @_@ Maybe I have romanticized Europe in my head and wanted to
force it on share it with my children. I don’t know. Hubby and I are excited about seeing all the iconic landmarks and the stunning architecture. I also have a thing for amazing buildings and bridges and London has plenty of either to offer. There is so much history and culture to be experienced, and I really do hope that the kids would learn to appreciate at least some of it. Guess we will just have to see how it all plays out. However, if nothing else, at least I know ALL of us will enjoy the Harry Potter Studio Tour! 🙂