Obviously, I needed a break from writing the book, which is why I composed this postâ€¦ my mind was wandering to my upcoming vacation! 🙂
Here are 10 reasons why Iâ€™m excited to go to England on Christmas Eve (donâ€™t worry, Iâ€™ll still be blogging everyday!).
Number 10: Last time I went to England, I was just â€œKristienâ€™s American girlfriend.â€ This time around, I get to use my new passport with my new last nameâ€¦ and weâ€™re celebrating 1 year of marriage!
(We both look SO YOUNGâ€¦ we were 22!)
Number 9: INDIAN FOOD! England has the best Indian food. I predict we will eat a ton since we canâ€™t have fish and chips this time.
Number 8: I will get to do my last two weeks of pre-Marathon running in London AKA the coolest city on Earth. Thinking back to my 2006 trip (when I was well into the â€œhealthy habitsâ€ stage of my life), I didnâ€™t run once! What was I thinking â€“ itâ€™s so pretty there!
Number 7: The theatre! Weâ€™re going to see Oliver – the Husbandâ€™s favorite musical. Last time, we saw The Lion King, which was just amazing.
Number 6: British people wear funny hats and say funny things (when youâ€™re an Americanâ€¦).
Number 5: I am looking forward to doing a bar crawl through London again. Last time, we crawled through SoHo and had a lot of fun. Bars are just cooler in England. And the names are funny.
(Can you spot me?)
Number 4: I am excited to ride the Tube. The Tube goes EVERYWHERE and is very efficient. I am obsessed with the British lady that says, â€œMind the gap. Mind the gap. Mind the gap.â€ I heard she got fired, though â€“ did they replace her voice, too?
Oh, and you can drink beer on the Tube. Another reason itâ€™s awesome.
Number 3: Iâ€™m excited to get out of the big city and go to Bath, where we are staying for two nights in a deluxe hotel (whoop, whoop). Spa treatments, here I come! Bath is also a city rich in history, as it features the very, very old Roman bath house. Pretty cool!
Number 2: Cannot wait to see the White Cliffs in Dover in real life. They are so beautifulâ€¦ seeing this area of Europe has been on my â€œwish listâ€ for a long time.
Number 1: Trashy British tabloids!
They are supremely more trashy and awesome than American tabloids. Even though I donâ€™t know who half of the people are (Jordan? Katie Price? Same person, right?).
Have you been to London? Did you like it? Whatâ€™s your favorite â€œbig cityâ€ to visit (or live in!)?