London with Maggie…

London with Maggie

London with Maggie

For as long as I can remember, I thought Maggie and I would take our first European vacation together to Paris; but this like many of my ideas did not come to fruition as her high school French club undermined my plans.  France with Dad or France with a group of her friends without parental supervision at age 17, I can’t understand her decision process…

We are off on a 5 day 4 night excursion to England’s capital, the River Thames, Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament, a Queen, 20150622_115605_resizedfish and chips, the iconic ‘Big Ben’ clock, a 21st-century city with the London Eye overseeing the history stretching back to Roman times… The British will never be the same when we are through with them!

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The bag only looks big, it’s only a carry on bag

The only question is who will survive: the teenager or the baby boomer.  Alice said she would meet the flight at the airport when we return just to see which one of us off the plane.

About JSH

There are more than 195 countries in the world by my count and I want to see them all before they all start to look the same – The United Nations has 192 members, but they do not recognized two independent countries, the Vatican City and Kosovo. U.S. Department of State recognizes 194 independent countries around the world, but their list has a political agenda and is missing Taiwan. All of this is without getting into the dozens of territories and colonies that are sometimes called “countries” such as Puerto Rico, Bermuda, Greenland, Palestine, Western Sahara, and even the components of the United Kingdom (such as Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and England) and without counting states and provinces like Texas and Montréal that think they are independent countries. No madder how you count or tag them they are changing, starting to look the same and losing a little bit of themself every day. I do not want to see the world through the eyes of Las Vegas or Disney, like reading the Cliff Notes of a Hemingway novel; you get the idea but miss the point! Life is short, but how long live is up to you…
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