Introduction: A Royal Vacation

Introduction: A Royal Vacation

Introduction: A Royal Vacation

I have been to London several times and Katie and I actually got engaged there.  Katie had always wanted to visit London and I thought that would be the perfect place to pop the big question.  Well, a couple years after our engagement we realized that neither her parents nor mine had ever been to London, or anywhere in the UK for that matter.

So I started planning, and last fall I flew all 6 of us to London to spend a week in the city and surrounding area before heading up to Scotland to end our trip.

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My wife and her mom have always been big fans of the Royal Family and my mom was also pretty excited to see all the “Royal” stuff in the UK, so that became a big focus of the trip.

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This will be one of our shorter Trip Reports and you can see the installments below:

  • Getting there was the hardest part!
  • Hotel Review: St. Ermin’s Hotel,  Marriott Autograph Collection, London
  • London: The Sights
  • A day in the English Countryside
  • Hotel Review: Old Town Chambers (Edinburgh)
  • Scotland: Exploring Edinburgh and Stirling
  • Hotel Review: Radisson Blue Manchester
  • Flight Review: American Airlines Business Class 767 MAN-ORD

 

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As you might notice, there is no initial “Flight Review” to start out the trip. There is a reason for that. My flight over was a MESS, so that’s where we will start the report.  It was the worst part of the trip but after that the rest was FANTASTIC and I was so excited to share this with both sets of parents.

On to the report!

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