Is This to Take Away?

Is This to Take Away?

While in England, it may be surprising to find out that I loved the accent and the phrases the service staff used in restaurants and deli’s. My favorite one was when I ordered tea and the young lady asked in a lovely accent, “Is this to take away?”...
Edinburgh, My Favorite

Edinburgh, My Favorite

The countryside of Scotland, the grazing sheep, mixed with castles, cathedrals and the little villages we passed through, made this my very favorite part of the trip.  If I could go back and spend more time in one place, it would be Edinburgh. On our way to Edinburgh...
Cambridge and York

Cambridge and York

Our third day of touring England led us to the University of Cambridge, the second oldest university in the United Kingdom. As we walked through the cobblestone streets of this campus, it was fun imagining Queen Elizabeth II sitting in a classroom, studying in the...
London City Tour

London City Tour

Our days start early. Breakfast is served in the Grange Tower Hotel Dining Room and is the first of eight typical English breakfasts. Each morning, we are greeted with fried and sometimes scrambled eggs, bacon that is more like American ham, sausage links, roasted...
The Land of Downton Abbey – Day 1

The Land of Downton Abbey – Day 1

The excitement I felt once our group had passed through all the different cues inside Heathrow International Airport that led out the door to London was almost tangible. My traveling companions included Charlotte (my mom in love), Peggy (our dear family friend), Paul...
A Day Outside the Box

A Day Outside the Box

As empty-nesters, we’ve found our youth again. Riding bikes near the beach with the wind blowing our(my) hair was one of the most fun days we’ve spent together in a while. I highly recommend it. Oh, and the sights we see. We had a beautiful day together. A...