Friday, December 19, 2008


I have hesitated to post about this until everything was in order for fear of jinxing it. However, our flights and hotel are booked so I guess it's time to spill the beans. A few weeks ago, Nick was requested to attend a business meeting in London during the second week of January. At first we thought that this would blow our plans to go skiing in West Virginia over that MLK long weekend. I was very disappointed since I'd already planned to take Friday off and was getting very excited about a fun trip with Nick. Then it occurred to us - why not turn our ski vacation into a London vacation?!

So there you have it. Nick will arrive on Wednesday, and I'll follow him, arriving at Heathrow on Thursday morning. I'll have Thursday to settle in and visit my favorite London sights from my summer studying at the Imperial College. Nick and I will have Thursday night, all day Friday and Saturday, and Sunday morning to hang out together and explore one of the coolest cities in the world. We're staying at the Marriott Grosvenor Square, which is very nice and very close to Hyde Park and other neat spots. I've linked their website. The best part is that since Nick's job is flying him there and putting us up on Wednesday and Thursday nights, we're doing this trip for not much more than we would have paid to ski in West Virginia. Pretty cool, right?

I admit that jetting off for a long weekend in Europe is a little over-the-top, but Nick and I had agreed to take a really cool vacation together before his deployment this summer. It seems like this is the perfect opportunity! You can expect some cool pictures from this trip, especially if Santa brings me that new camera I asked for...

Last thing, those of you who have made the trip before, please give me your ideas on the absolute must-sees for a weekend in London. Thanks!

1 comment:

Suze said...

Ooh I'm so jealous! London is one of my favorite places in the whole world. I'll rack my brain and try to come up with a good "must see" list for you!