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Old May 31st, 2005, 05:41 AM
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Dear Cruisemates,

Just to let you all know that we had the most WONDERFUL time and the weather was very kind to us. The last 4 days was real summer and we all made the most of it.

Back to work for a rest - we really hit the ground running. They absolutely love England and are planning their next trip - 2 weeks duration next time.

Turns out my good friend Tammy originates from Scotland and she met one of my good friends who shares her grandmothers maiden name - Davidson. It was such a coincidence and Tammy went back with a plaque, tartan and a bottle of Davidson pure malt whisky for her mother who broke down on the phone when she called her up.

It was a wonderful week and we are all friends for life - We are all going to St. Thomas in the autumn (fall) and then they are coming over here in Feb and we are going over to Minnessota in June next year (to avoid the snow and the mosquitoes).

It is so great to have such great friends and the miles don't matter.

Happy Tuesday to all out there - glad to be back.

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Old May 31st, 2005, 06:04 AM
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Old May 31st, 2005, 06:46 AM
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Sounds like a great time. Glad you all had so much fun.

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Old May 31st, 2005, 06:56 AM
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So glad you had such a great time, and have more plans for the future.

What did you end up doing?

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Please post pictures if you have any. Sounds like a wonderful time.

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Old May 31st, 2005, 08:14 AM
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Hi VTJ,

Well in the short time we had (7 days) we did loads of things.

London one day (they couldn't get out of it fast enough thnough- felt claustrophobic). It was a very hot day but they saw the sights and got the obligatory photos. As they said, they couldn't travel all the way over to England and not see London!!!!

Did both Windsor and Warwick Castles (they fell in love with Windsor and voted it their favourite).

We also took them to Oxford (the Colleges etc) and the Oxfordshire countryside for a day.

Also they saw the little villages of Hambleden (often used for filming) and Marlow/Henely etc.

However, they both said the highlight of their trip was meeting lots of our friends and family and they actually got to visit 3 other homes during their stay. In this way, they felt they encountered the real England and not just a tourist trip if they had come on their own and stayed in an Hotel.

We had a wonderful time and are very bonded for life.

When I get the photos sorted, I will post them on the gallery and let you all know.

It has made me realise what a beautiful country I do live in and having had them over has made me revaluate everything.

Thanks again.

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Old May 31st, 2005, 08:14 AM
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Glad it was good.

When you go to Minnesota, actually it will be important to go between June 12 and June 15 if you want to avoid the snow and the mosquitoes. ;-)
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Old May 31st, 2005, 10:23 AM
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What a great time! I love England and have really enjoyed London, especially. I agree with AR about Minnesota. If you visit in May, you will avoid both snow and misquitos.

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Old May 31st, 2005, 10:49 AM
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Yes thanks, we will ENSURE that we will definately not be there for the Mosquito season - I am allergic to the little critters so no-go area for me!!! Tammy and Curly actually told us that it is a State joke that there State Bird should be the Mosquito - ugh!!!

Would much prefer to see the snowseason if I had to pick between the two, but from their photos, the house and surrounding area looks wonderful, the prarie, so different to anything that I have ever seen.

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Old May 31st, 2005, 06:57 PM
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So glad you had such a great time. It is always nice when guests come to visit for a while.


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