Wednesday, June 1, 2011


So the past month has been crazy!  Just to recap, we took our week long trip to England, to include places like Dover, Canterbury, London, Leeds, and many, many more!  I then came back, finished up at work, graduated from college (yay!), and then we left on our two week cruise to Italy, Greece, Turkey, and Croatia.  We came back on Sunday, and now the movers are scheduled to arrive this week to pack up our stuff and ship it over the ocean because we are officially moving back to the states at the end of this month!  Whew!  That is a ton!  Now you can see why I have been slightly absent for blogging.  I lost a few followers along the way, which is sad, but I really appreciate all of you that stuck in there.  I am very happy for you all!  I love blogging, and would do it just for me, but I feel more connected to the world to know that I have actual followers, and I hope that I have posted about something that has helped you somewhere along the way!

So, without further ado, I will start on my English adventure!  It was great.  We started out the first night in London to see Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty's Theater.  I have seen the show a few times, including in NYC, but it was Joel's first time.  We saw Love Never Dies in London back in September, which was the sequel, so I figured that I would show Joel how the story began.  It was good, but I wasn't too impressed with the woman that played Christine.  I didn't think she could carry the role the way it needed to be carried.  Oh, well.

So, we strolled around London a little taking the Royal Wedding in.  It was a couple of days before the actual Big Day, but people were already camped out around Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey.  Which, if you think about it, doesn't make much sense, because if they don't catch a glimpse of anything, there were no screens showing what was going on!  It was really nice, though, because the Brits became so patriotic, and even though they swore they couldn't care less about the event on tv, everyone was talking about it.

Chinatown, London Style

Bangers and Mash

The Obligitary Phone Booth Picture

Joel has the fever!

So many great things in one shot!
The wedding venue for the (now) Duke and Duchess of Wales


smiley_netta said...

Goodness me! That *is* a lot in a short amount of time! And moving back CONUS, huh? Prepare yourself for some culture shock! (I, personally, am NOT looking forward to the day we have to move back Stateside...I LOVE living abroad!) And "Phantom"?!?!?!?! Oooh, I'm jealous!!! I went to see Wicked in London myself, a couple weeks back. Phantom is next on my "to see" list! (I haven't yet seen it, aside from the recent movie with Emmy Rossum...) I hope you are able to catch your breath somewhere in the midst of all you have (and have had) going on. Good luck with the move! (May all your things arrive safely and unbroken!)

My Traveling Troop said...

How lucky that you got to catch a glimpse of the excitement surrounding the Royal Wedding in London instead of on TV!