Monday, March 26, 2012
Old School Matt & Holly
When we were first married we were notorious for making crazy last minute travel plans. It would be nothing for us to decide at 6:00 on a Friday night to drive to Minneapolis for the weekend. Or decide to on a Thursday night to fly to Florida just because Matt found an amazing cheap airfare (and we had a few days left on a multiple day Disney ticket). Who cared that it was hurricane season?
We always enjoyed calling our parents once we arrived at our destination to hear their shock of our weekend location.
Fast forward to this past Thursday (just two days ago). Matt has a client in London that wanted an onsite demonstration. Since it was the company's dime he booked it straight away. I jokingly asked if I could go along, but the price of the ticket was well north of $1700. I put the thought out of my mind. Then he said, "you know, I have a lot of miles banked and can see if there are any award tickets for this weekend." Euphorically I told him to go for it. Within ten minutes he had an entire round trip booked. Granted panic did set in since I had approximately 36 hours to plan for a trip that might take me several days to plan out my clothing.
Old school Matt & Holly back in action.
G was already with Papa because my sitter could not take him on Friday. Matt had already called his parents earlier in the day to see if they could keep both kids into the beginning of the week. They graciously agreed to keep the kids.
We're going to London until Wednesday. Matt is working and I am sightseeing. A colleague from work is living over there now, and I hope to meet up with her one afternoon to see her favorite (or favourite as the Brits spell it) bits of the city.
Two things I'd like to look into are the Olympic venues. I have no idea if any of them are close to central London or the Underground stops. And the Queen's Golden Jubilee is also this year. I'm sure there is a plethora of trinkets to buy in commemoration. I also hear Kensington Palace is set to reopen after a renovation, and I hope to go see it. Especially since William & Kate will move into their 20-room apartment @ Kensington next year. I have to check to make sure it's a suitable living environment. Maybe they will be there to check on the renovations, who knows?