Back in December, something wonderful happened, but I had to wait until spring to tell you what it was. Now I can officially spill the beans.
I won the big raffle prize at the office Christmas party: a $1000 gift certificate to our travel agent. So with that in hand and a generous tax return, I decided to give my daughter a 16th birthday to remember.
Dudes. We're going to London! In 15 days!
And now my two big scores for our London trip:
First, I popped the extra $ and got the pricier, private tour of Stonehenge. The normal tour keeps you on the perimeter path and you're there with a bunch of other busloads of people. The private tour is limited to 52 people, you go at sunrise or sunset (before/after all the tours) and you are allowed to walk inside the circle and among the stones. We've got the sunset tour, along with a tour of the Roman baths at Bath and the medieval village of Lacock.
The second score? Oh, I get major mom points for this. We're touring the Royal Observatory at Greenwich, and I reached out to one of the Astronomers there ahead of time. Anna will be meeting and speaking with a female astronomer who works at the observatory (and Dr. Topalovic is very happy to be meeting a budding astrophysicist).
And of course, I'll be blogging through it all and taking you with me.
London! Yeah, baby!