Category Archives: United Kingdom

Bag Update

5 out of 6 delivered (remember, there are 4 of us, and 2 bags are for Kilimanjaro and the rest of Africa tour ūüôā but no bag for Mark here in London. Good thing he looks fabulous in purple! And lucky for Mom and I we had ‘clothes angels’ … friends who happened to be in London and could loan us a change for yesterday. Thank you Brandy and Courtney!

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Greenwich Greenwich, located in South East¬†London is renowned for its¬†maritime history¬†and for giving its name to the¬†Greenwich Meridian¬†(0¬į longitude) and Greenwich Mean Time. The town became the site of a royal palace, the¬†Palace of Placentia¬†from the 15th century, and was the birthplace of many in the¬†House of Tudor, including¬†Henry VIII¬†and¬†Elizabeth I. The town became a popular resort in the 17th century and many grand houses were built there, such as Vanbrugh Castle, built in 1717. The maritime connections of Greenwich were celebrated in the 20th century, with the siting of the¬†Cutty Sark¬†and¬†Gipsy Moth IV¬†next to the river front, and the¬†National […]

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Uh oh

No luggage! For any of us. But British Airways assures us MOST luggage is forwarded in 72 hours…. Grayyyyt. Glad we packed our toothbrushes in our carryons. Taking the Tube now to Central London, getting the full London experience.

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Landed London Heathrow

Beautiful view of Wembley Stadium as we landed. This isn’t our video, but shows the stadium 28 seconds in. Wembley Aerial View

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Travel Madlibs

Definition of Mad Libs from Wikipedia‚Ķ Mad Libs consist of a book that has a¬†short story¬†on each page with many key words replaced with blanks. Beneath each blank is specified a¬†lexical¬†or other category, such as “noun”, “verb”, “place”, or “part of the body”.[10]¬†One player asks the other players, in turn, to contribute some word for the specified type for each blank, but without revealing the context for that word. Finally, the completed story is read aloud. The result is usually¬†comic,¬†surreal¬†and somewhat¬†nonsensical. Stern and Price’s original Mad Libs book gives the following sentence as an example:[11] “_____________! he said ________ as […]

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Mark & Shauna Trieb

We‚Äôre Mark and Shauna Trieb and we live in Dallas, Texas. We are actuaries-turned-adventurers and one of the truisms that guides us is: ‚ÄúLife is not a dress rehearsal.‚ÄĚ So, we‚Äôre doing our best to see, meet, try, and inspire as many places, people, experiences and adventures, as we can during our one shot at life. Read More

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