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Trip Ledger – Day 2 of 23 (May 6, 2010)

This is the ledger entry for the second day of our trip (our first day in the UK). This day was spent arriving at Heathrow, picking up Flio, and driving to Bath via Salisbury. Weather – Overcast and cold; Very … Continue reading

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Trip Ledger – Day 1 of 23 (May 5, 2010)

This is the first of twenty-three ledger entries. Each is a simple accounting of where we ate, slept and drove during the trip, what we bought, and how much everything cost. This day was spent getting to the airport, and … Continue reading

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Flio’s First Photo Album

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Just to get you thinking about everything that’s coming up, here’s a slideshow of two dozen photos from various days throughout the trip. Mouseover the slideshow to click on pause or go forward or back. Right-click on any image and … Continue reading

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About the Rest of the Blog

From here on, the blog is going to be about the trip itself. Each day will be presented in at least four separate posts. The first post for each day will consist of pictures taken on the trip, with a … Continue reading

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To Tour or Not to Tour: Part Two

The information we discovered after analyzing several tour brochures formed the basis for why we decided to go it alone. This one takes a look at a longer tour, fifteen days (which is about a week short of our trip), … Continue reading

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To Tour or Not to Tour: Part One

We’re going to take a step back here to explain why we didn’t just sign up with a tour company and let them do all the driving. Early on in the decision-making process, I compared what tour companies could offer … Continue reading

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Last Purchases Before the Trip

We were operating under the delusion that we would have five whole days in London, so some decisions were based on that. Actually, we later realized we would be there for five nights, but we really only had the potential … Continue reading

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How Much is This Costing Us?

It was now March 10, 2010. We were still two months away from leaving, and we had already spent $2,125. After reserving the rooms in London and Bath, we made a decision to purchase English Heritage Overseas Visitor Passes. The … Continue reading

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Finding Lodging in London

In London, I had located over forty promising possibilities, most of them hotels, and most more expensive than we were wanting to pay (most were between £130 and £250 per night — $198 to $380). Aside from sleeping, we weren’t … Continue reading

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Planes and Trains and Cars, Oh My!

It was mid-February, and we were now beginning to spend money. The first big expenditure was airfare ($1,700 for the two of us). We had already bought some books by that time, and had our passport photos taken, but all … Continue reading

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