Monday, September 27, 2010

Travel Plans – A Bucket List of Sorts

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We are going to spend Christmas in London and New Year’s in Paris.

I know, right? :)

Well, there a slightly sad story as to how the whole vacation thing came about. We’re going to spend the holiday there with Husband, my mother and brother. We don’t want to be at home for Christmas, and so, it’s off to visit family members in England for the holiday! I have no idea how we convinced ourselves to do this, but now that it’s happening, I’m really happy.

Since we’re visiting London, as well as Stratford and Shakespeare’s home, that is crossing off a few items from my bucket list. I figured I should come up with a list of the rest of the things I want to do at some point in our lives…

  1. Ride a Barge in Burgandy, France
  2. Spend a night in a Scottish castle
  3. Visit New Zealand
  4. Snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef
  5. Ride a gondola in Venice
  6. Stand on the Great Wall of China
  7. Visit the Holy Land
  8. Scandinavian countries tour

This list will grow as we go on, but I’m really excited that Husband loves to travel as much as I do. He’s a great travel partner – usually he does all the work! :) Seriously, I love the idea of spending my life exploring the amazing sites with my favorite person in the world.

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  1. Yay!!! That sounds like so much fun! I've only ever been to those cities in the spring or summer, but I bet they'll be amazing around the holidays!

    And I love your travel list - very cool!

  2. Yay!! London is amazing! I studied abroad there in college and absolutely fell in love with the city. You have to go to Stonehenge while you're there too. What a super fun trip!

  3. OHMYGOSH how exciting!!!! That sounds like a great holiday for sure! I've never been to Europe! Definitely on the bucket list!

    And I can't really get on personal email at work, so I'll respond here so I dont forget.. For the fabric thing, yeah! I just got some fabric (ikea has great fabric for cheap. that's where I got mine). I got like 3 yards. Then, I measured how big I wanted the wall thing (mine isn't as long as Eric's is, but I didn't have a ton of room. I think mine only ended up using 2 yards). Then, he went to Lowe's, got some wood, cut it to size, made the frame, and then I figured out how I wanted the fabric to lay and we staple gunned it! That part was hard b/c you want it to be tight, but not SO tight that it puckers. I mean a fabric stretcher would have been ideal, but those are like hundreds..and this project was like 25 bucks in TOTAL. :) Since my fabric was yellow (and semi see through despite being thick), we got some white felt to back it. That really helped, I think.

    Seriously quite easy. It just requires patience to make sure the measuring is just right, etc. And the stapling requires a lot of patience too. We'd pull it tightly and then he'd staple as I held it. :)

  4. What a fun trip! I'd love to tour that area again!

  5. Oh my god, you are going to have such an amazing time. I'm so jealous! I've always wanted to visit Stratford and Shakespeare's home.

  6. Yepp. Totally jealous, but so excited you guys get to go. Can your relatives over there adopt me so I have a reason to go? haha And PLEASE take pictures of Shakespeare's home for me. So much fun!!