Mark will be home!!!! No more single momhood!!! Marilyn is coming, and we are going to London for four days, and then back for one day, then off to Poland and the Czech Republic for four more days.
(Marilyn, I reserved the big van -- we are gonna pick it up the evening of the 30th, and leave at 4 am on the first, go to the Czech Republic and stay over night there, then spend the 2nd and 3rd in Poland, hopefully in the castle--I am still working on that part. Then we will be back to the Netherlands on the fourth of July...).
Then, Marilyn and I will do day trips -- the antique warehouse, the grocery store in Belgium for 47.5 pounds of Belgian chocolate, the Koln cathedral since I haven't seen it yet, Aachen, Maastricht, who knows...And of course, just hanging out, because otherwise Marilyn may not survive this vacation.
I am so jazzed about London!!! I love London, it is one of my favorite cities ever. Ever. I don't know why, but every time I have been there I have had a great time. Part of it may be that I have always gone to London from Germany or the Netherlands, and it is always a relief to not have to deal with the whole language thing...to be able to read all the signs, talk to people without mangling their language (actually, some Brits may argue that as an American I do in fact mangle their language...). Shopping. Fabulous shopping, and the British museum. West End shows. Also may be that after all this time in Europe, where stuff is closed on Sundays and evenings, to go to an enormous city where there is always something happening. Whatever the reason, I get to spend four days in one of my favorite cities with one of my favorite sisters...Excellent. Super. Fabo.
Again. Woo Bloody Hoo!!!