Right now, the only other travel plan I have is my pilgrimage to [near] Asheville to visit the parental units (and the Brother). Here they are in lovely matching knit hats and scarves, as knit by yours truly:
Aren't they cute?
Anyway, looks like I'll be taking a half day on Friday, September 15th, flying to Charlotte, where my brother will pick me up. Then, we'll drive the THREE ADDITIONAL HOURS to the folks' house. We'll spend Friday and Saturday nights there having loads of fun, I'm sure. Sunday, the parents will drop me off in Charlotte on their way to the beach (or somewhere).
My Long October VAY-KAY will be from October 7th(ish) to 22nd(ish). I'll be going to LONDON! YAY. Here's a picture from the last time I was in London:
I can't remember when this was; however, judging by the JCrew overcoat and still relatively clean bright blue Timberlands, possibly early March 2003?
[many minutes of deep thought later]
Yes! I just remembered! I went to London for my 33rd birthday! HAH! I'm a genius!
That's my friend, and former co-worker, Anne-Marie. We worked together in Japan. Her boyfriend, Kurt, took the picture. He was one of my students when I taught in China. I'll be staying with her again. Not sure where she lives now. She bought a new house. I think it's somewhere in South London. She used to live near the New Cross Gate train station ... the new place could still be close to there. Or it could be somewhere else. I'm almost 75% certain that it is in LONDON though!
WOO HOO! I'm going to LONDON!
I'm also hoping to hop the train up to Scotland for a couple of days. My friend, Mike, is moving to Glasgow at some point this Late Summer/Fall. It would be cool to hang out with him and his boyfriend, Matt, for awhile. AND, maybe even buy some ... YARN! WOOL! Scottish Wool! Aren't they famous for wool? I could KNIT! SWEATERS! HATS! SCARVES! WOOL!
OR maybe I'll just buy whisky! Mmm. Whisky. I learned this fascinating fact the other day:
In Ireland and the United States, it's spelled whiskey.
In Canada and Scotland, it's whisky.
How do you remember this? If the country has an e, so does the booze!
Hmm... perhaps I should start looking at airfare.
And soliciting advice on places to go/ fun things to do. [Keep in mind, Advice-Givers, that I've been to London several times (like maybe 6?) so I need interesting, unique places to go/ fun things to do]