I’m a little burnt at the moment. I finally pushed out two articles of drama off my desk yesterday morning. I’ve been happening at the same as the end-of-the-school year half days and music performances and thank you notes. With the college kid home, I’m back to having to cook pounds and pounds of food every night. And my insomnia has been ridiculous lately.
So, I haven’t been in top blogging shape. Sorry. No writing about schools or politics today. I can’t take it. Instead, I’m going to bore you with talk of our upcoming vacation.
With Steve on the speaker phone, we spent the morning coming up with an itinerary for our upcoming trip to the UK — three days in London, three days in Edinburgh, three days in Inverness.
The London trip will be all the usual stuff, but it will be fun to do it with our kids. It’s our first family trip to Europe. So, it will be the Queen’s house, Big Ben, and all that. I want to show the boys the dead knights at the Temple Church and the genius of Christopher Wren’s St. Paul’s. I want to walk through street markets and buy some meat pasties.
We’re going to be a lot more random when we get to Scotland, but we’ll definitely hit some whiskey distilleries and roam through small towns in Highlands. We’re renting a car, so we’ll be very mobile. And we’re staying in Airbnbs for the first time.
I hope the places that we booked in Edinburgh and outside Inverness are as awesome in real life, as they are on the Airbnb website. We’ll get much needed space; because there’s no way that all four of us want to squeeze into a double queen bed hotel room anymore. They cost the same as a hotel. And they are so, so, so cute. OMG. I can’t even deal.
[Ian’s calling me to take him to swim lessons. More later.]