Geoff at GoldenGate

2018 Mini Birthday Trip (For Geoff’s Birthday)

We were hoping to have another Mega Trip in 2018. After all, the last one was in 2014 and we were longing for another extended trip. Sadly, it was not to be for 2018. But that didn’t stop us from planning a shorter trip - complete with a TransAtlantic ...


Paris to Lyon

A Year Ago Today A year ago today, August 12, 2014, we took our first European train ride from Paris to Lyon and got to visit some dear friends. Leaving Paris We got up at a reasonable hour but didn't feel the need to rush as our train wasn't lea ...

Eiffel Tower Selfie

Our First Day in Paris

A Year Ago Today A year ago today, August 11, 2014, was our first, and only, full day in Paris. Our First - And Only - Full Day in Paris With the frustrations of actually getting here quickly fading in our memories, we looked forward to the only ...

Eiffel Tower Tour Ticket

London to Paris by Bus!

A Year Ago Today A year ago today (August 10, 2014), we took a bus, MegaBus to be exact, from London to Paris. It was a trip we were certainly looking forward to but things did not go exactly as planned. Read on! Deal of the Century? Before we g ...

Some of our favorite British Fare

Final Two Days in the U.K.

A Year Ago Today A year ago today, (August 8 & 9, 2014)  we had our last two days in the U.K for this trip. Our 26th Anniversary Friday, August 8th, was our 26th wedding anniversary. We had planned to walk into Longfield again today, to ...

Henry VIII at Hampton Court

Encounters with Royalty at Hampton Court

A Year Ago Today A year ago today, (August 7, 2014) we visited Hampton Court and had encounters with royalty! Last Chance to Get Our Laundry Done As we would be leaving the UK in just a few days - on August 10th to be exact - this trip into Long ...

Chislehurst Caves

Chislehurst Caves, Petts Wood and Bromley

A Year Ago Today A year ago today (July 31, 2014) we opted for a day at Chislehurst Caves rather than a very long trip to Biggleswade. Chislehurst Caves, Some Shopping and Biggleswade Postponed Biggleswade Postponed Indefinitely Today was the ...

Longfield UK Station Road

Kidney Stones, Groceries and Canceled Plans

A Year Ago Today A year ago today (July 26-28, 2014), we were settling in to our accommodations in the UK, where we would be until August 10, 2014. Several Days In One Sometimes there's not much point in blogging each and every day, particularly ...

Basic Accommodations

Reykjavik to Gatwick to Longfield

Reykjavik, Iceland to Gatwick Airport to Longfield, UK A year ago today (July 25, 2014), we left Iceland for the UK. Very Early Morning Our flight to Gatwick was leaving at 7:30am and so, in order to get to the airport in time, we needed to deci ...

Viking Ship Sculpture

Exploring Downtown Reykjavik

Exploring Downtown Reykjavik A year ago today (July 24, 2014), we were exploring downtown Reykjavik. Tourist and Souvenir Shops Viking Ship Sculpture The main street in downtown Reykjavik sports many, many souvenir and gift shops. However, ev ...

Rift Valley Iceland

Rift Valley, Gullfoss and Geysers, Oh My!

Golden Circle Tour Adventure A year ago today (July 23, 2014) we embarked on the Golden Circle Tour in Iceland. What To Do In Reykjavik When we were researching Reykjavik for things to do while we were there, we considered several options. We wa ...