It’s decided. I’ve bought the round trip plane ticket and booked the first (nonrefundable) hotel.
Here’s the gist; I’m coming to London to park myself in museums large (I’m looking at you, Victoria & Albert) and small (Hello there, Soames, I’ve heard great things.)
I arrive the last week of March and depart the first week of May. That gives me time for a couple of weeks in a second destination. My first choice is Ireland, but other towns are in the running too, from Vienna to Oxford. If my daughter’s work schedule allows her to join me in Ireland, it’s a road trip. If she can’t, I’ll need a completely different itinerary, something I can manage on my own. This will require logistics and strategy. Whatever my final choice, it will be back to London for the last week.
I decided to fire up the travel blog now, so I can document my planning process. The difference between what I envision and what actually happens is always instructive. Woman proposes, God disposes.
While I’ve been on travel hiatus, WordPress hummed along, merrily updating itself. It looks familiar but it’s not precisely the same, back here behind the curtain. It may take a few posts to recover my blogging skills.