Plane tickets booked – check. Hotels booked – check. Tours booked – check. Everything paid for – oh ya!! It’s official. Mike and I are heading to Paris and the UK on August 1st for two weeks. Yahooo!!!! You see, next week on June 10th we will have been married for 25 years, and I always told Mikey that he had to take me on a big trip for our 25th :), but his idea of Alaska and salmon fishing just wasn’t what I had in mind. I think Paris, London, and Scotland will be much more romantic don’t you? LOL
All my life I have wanted to go to Scotland to see where my mom’s side of the family came from, but I never really thought that my dream would come true. With two kids we never had the money to take big trips, but we always enjoyed great family vacations around our beautiful province of Ontario and also took the kids to Disney World one year. We even managed to send both of our kids on school trips to Europe, which I was so glad we were able to do because they had experiences that they will never forget. However, the boys are grown now and it’s our turn to do something on our own :).
On August 1st we will be hopping on a plane to Paris for 3 days, then London for 4 days, and finally a whole week in Scotland. We bought a Paris Pass which gives us free admission to most of the big tourist attractions around the city (including The Louvre, the Arche de Triomphe, and Notre Dame Cathedral), and we are going on two day tours in London – one is a tour of the city including the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abby, Big Ben, etc. and the other is a trip to Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, and Bath. Then when we get to Scotland it’s a mixture of tours and free time to explore. We are taking a long day trip up through the Highlands to see Loch Ness and another day trip to see Stirling Castle and Loch Lomond. Most exciting of all is that we have tickets to see the Edinburgh Royal Military Tattoo, which I just know is going to be absolutely amazing!
So, my dream is finally coming true, and I couldn’t be more excited. Just imagine the photos I will have to share with you when we get back. I can’t wait!! However, I still have two months to wait, so let’s get back to the present and play the mystery photo game. This is another picture taken with my new little iPhone macro lens, and it’s a pretty tough one. I might even stump Jeff Sinon with this one :). Let’s have some fun. Ok, ready, set, go….
As an addendum to my post yesterday, I thought I would show you a photo of the mystery photo object to give you a better understanding of the closeup. It is actually the side of a small padlock, and like I said with the iPhone macro gizmo I was able to zoom in really close. So, without further ado, here it is: