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The day before the flight to London. . .
A week ago, I was making plans to get up at 4 a.m. with maybe 8 other Lawrence residents (hey Cathy Swanson!) to start the marathon of Royal Wedding viewing -- but then I did something irrational -- I called to check on package deals for a week in London this week (thank you Dorothy Pogge!) There is only one person I know crazy enough to go, too; Jane Allen Vesper started packing that night.
That is why today I have an ironing board full of clothes and choices to make because wheels are up Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. from KCI and we will be on our way.
When asked why I want to go, I answer that i lived in London for a year while my husband worked there and I was thoroughly fascinated with all things British. Maybe it is my British Isle ancestry that was stirred, but I just could not get enough of the history and the culture.
So with history in the making this week, a flat screen view was just not enough. I want to BE there -- to hear the Westminster Abby bells toll, to feel the anticipation of the crowd along the procession route and catch a glimpse of the carriage -- in short, to participate in the moment and get a week's worth.
Also today, I agreed with LJW to blog the adventure. Never blogged before, so here goes. . . .
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