Friday, September 15, 2006

Vacation time!

So tomorrow Josh and I are headed off on vacation. For the past several years we've talked about how we want to spend the High Holidays with his family in Glasgow. His father is from there, and Josh still has an uncle and aunt that live there. Anyways, this year, we decided we were just going to book the trip and go!

We were a little nervous about booking because we did that when our dossier was still being prepared. We weren't sure if we'd have to be in town at that time, but thankfully everything worked out in our favour...for once. Everything went off to China a lot earlier than I had anticipated at the time. I was really hoping to get our LID before we go, but it doesn't look like that's going to happen, unfortunately. Josh is convinced that I'm going to go around to internet cafes and push people out of their chairs so I can check our email. He's probably right.

Anyways, we got a ScotRail pass in advance so we can travel any '8 days in 15'. We still haven't figured out exactly where we're going, we're more or less flying by the seat of our pants. Sure, Josh has done research into the various cities we *can* visit, but we haven't set up an itinerary. We're basically going to get to the station, look at the map, figure out where we want to go...and go! I like it this way, it should be awesome! ;)

I know one place in particular that we're going to go to, Gretna Green , to get remarried. We're not going in for all the bells and whistles, we just want to go there and get married by the blacksmith. How cool would that be?

We were thinking of going fishing while we're there, while we emailed a company a couple weeks ago, they never got back to us. I have a feeling that we're probably not going to get to do that. Oh well.

Since we're going to be in Europe anyways, we decided to go to Rome! I've never been there, I wanted to go there, so we're going. ;)

Josh and I are going out for dinner with a couple of work colleagues of his, hopefully on the 26th which would be our first day in Rome. Since they live in Rome, they can tell us where we should go (no, not in that sense), what we should see, and hopefully what we should avoid.

We're staying a few blocks away from the Via Veneto, so I'm sure by the time we get back my credit card will be smoking...

I've asked E (Spitgirl) to work on the Little Maple Project when and if she has time while I'm gone. So there might be new Mandarin phrases over the next couple of weeks.

Yes, I know what Johnny says about not telling people you won't be at home, but we've got people coming in to our place and we have a killer cat! (Just ask "Lefty" our postman) ;)

Anyways, one more sleep until our trip! I can't wait! See you in October...

11 comments:

Christie said...

We are going to be in Rome on Oct 3rd. I can't wait! We're flying through London (not excited!) Have fun in Scotland and congratulations on your remarriage!

Kathy and Joel said...

Have a wonderful time!! I will live vicariously through you.

SBird said...

There's one place in Rome you have to go that's a bit off the beaten path (in addition to all the places people will tell you to go that are ON the beaten path). It's off the Via Veneto : The Capuchin Cemetery. The monks decorated their (indoor) cemetery with bones, all over the walls, the ceilings, etc., etc. It really is amazing. Beautiful designs, like wallpaper--but all in bones. You'll never forget it. It's not actually in the church, but to the side of it, and not particularly religious...Church of the Immaculate Conception, Via Vittorio Veneto, 27 (It's closed on Thursdays and closed between 12-3 PM the rest of the days. Otherwise, it's open.) Let me know if you end up going....

Have a great time!

Connie said...

Have an awesome time! I can't wait to hear the tales :0)

Doris & Dan Clark said...

Wow wow wow! Sounds like a super trip! Have an amazing time! I can not wait to hear all about it and see your pictures!

Keep smilin!

wzgirl said...

How FUN! Be sure to order the Full Balmoral breakfast!

Congrats on getting re-married, too. How cool.

walternatives said...

Honey, HON-EEE. I am so thrilled for you! I loved Scotland. Wish I had known about Gretna Green. May be I'll have to go back since I've since learned some blacksmithing. "Strike while the iron is hot" is EXACTLY what you're doing by goinn to Roma! SBird's tip sounds amazing. Delighted for you and your husband! Bon voyage!

Wicked Witch said...

I miss you already!

PaulaBrett said...

I hope you are having a wonderful time in Scotland. Hubby and I did the England trip last year, Stonehenge, London etc. we had a blast.
We wish we would have got up to Scotland but it wasn't mean to be on that trip.
Congrats on your remarriage at Gretna Green.

Wicked Witch said...

Come home soon!

Avery's Mom & Dad said...

We miss you, it's now Oct, and we are waiting to hear about your trip!!