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Memories of London
Happy Saturday! What a GORGEOUS Day!!! OMG!
Me and my gang had to exit the house fairly early today as we had three house showings. The good news is that I boarded our little fur baby, Punkin for the night, knowing that it was going to be a hectic morning.
We parked ourselves outside of Starbucks on Seventh Street in Garden City, so I could blog and the girls could have some eats.
Heading to a noon movie to see Mamma Mia 2 is next on our list - although, seeing how beautiful it is out, I wish we just planned to stay outside!
.Did you notice that Tanya and gang just went to see the same movie last night!
I started binge watching another show on Netflix, per the suggestion of my friend Andrea - The Crown.
As you well know, I love anything historic and I am totally loving this series!!
Much of what I learned about Queen Elizabeth II, I learned from the Broadway show, The Audience, with Helen Mirren, which I was lucky enough to catch when it was in New York in March of 2015.
The play is a narrative that spans the Sovereign's sixty years on the throne which features the intimate weekly meetings between the Queen and each of the twelve prime ministers of England during these six decades. Amazing show!!
The Netflix series, The Crown, in my opinion, is quite well done in showing both sides of the Sovereign as both Queen and Woman, as well as the historical events at the time and the other players whose lives and actions impacted on the Queen and England at that time.
And of course, one of my favorite cities in the world is London, so all the memories have been top of mind from our most recent trip to London last April, 2017 for Gianna's 13th Birthday Trip.
Here is a pictorial snapshot of some of those memories:
Hyde Park, London (c) travelincousins.com
Hyde Park, London (c) travelincousins.com
On the Telly (c) travelincousins.com
With the great Winston Churchill War Rooms (c) travelincousins.com
THE NOVELLO THEATRE, London (c) travelincousins.com
ST. SAVIOUR'S CHURCH, PIMLICO LONDON WHERE WE ATTENDED EASTER SUNDAY MASS (c) travelincousins.com
At Tower of London - Unesco Site (c) travelincousins.com
THE ICONIC TOWER BRIDGE (c) travelincousins.com
Neal's Yard (c) travelincousins.com
CHANGING OF THE GUARD AT BUCKINGHAM PALACE - UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL AT THE GATES (c) travelincousins.com
What a great trip!
Last night - we headed into town in Garden City to the Seventh Street Promenade - enjoyed the "Christmas in July" theme and a great thin-crust pizza at Leo's Midway. Gianna ordered a most scrumptious looking Rigatoni, Chicken & Sun dried tomatoes.
Seventh Street Promenade, Garden City (c) travelincousins.com
Christmas in July Theme last night (c) travelincousins.com
My Dee-Lish Pizza at Leo's Midway on Seventh Street in Garden City (c) travelincousins.com
Tanya and I just chatted about our being together next week and our plans! So excited to see my cuz.
Our Bronx Church Tour is confirmed for next Wednesday, for which I'm totally stoked!
Gotta get going! More later! -E xoxo
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More Touring Around New Hampshire
Good Day Good Day.
Greetings from Raymond, New Hampshire!
Yup we are making our rounds around the "Granite State" visiting here and there and wandering through little towns and lakeside resorts.
We started the day in Gilford at the Belknap Point Inn which was our home base while staying at Lake Winnipesaukee. The kids, my grandma and I decided to step out and enjoy the deck, take in the view and lounge at the resorts private beach.
After checking out we were on our way to Wolfeboro - America's Oldest Summer Resort.
But as we were on our the way caravanning behind my dad and grandma we happened to stop along the way in Moultonborough at the Loon Preservation Center. Where we toured the lovely little gift shop, the visitors center, checked out the displays, exhibits and award-winning video all which introduces visitors to the wonders of New Hampshire's loons.
We also got to see the LIVE nest cam and the mother loon incubating the 3 eggs underneath her which are due to hatch this weekend!!
Ahh I would've loved to see the little hatchlings but, it seems our visit was a couple of days early.
Once we wrapped things up over there we continued on to Wolfeboro.
DID YOU KNOW: Wolfeboro was settled in 1768 and incorporated in 1770, when New Hampshire was still one of Britain’s North American colonies.
We enjoyed wandering about the town and the kids spotted a fresh fruit stand with white peaches that they couldn't wait to sink their teeth into!
After our short stint in town, it was time for us to continue on. We bid my dad and grandma good bye and were on our way to Raymond to visit Dave's dad and the kids other grandpa. We sat around, caught up, chatted and discussed plans for the weekend. Then hit the local market where the kids went hog-wild on grabbing vegan goodies.
After unloading the groceries back at the house, I was quite famished and we were then off to go have dinner at our usual go to restaurant Lilac Blossom in Nashua.
It was dinner and the movies type of night and 'Mamma Mia! Here we go again' was what we went to go see.
We all laughed, we sang, we even shed a tear (no give aways here) but overall we definitely all enjoyed the movie and came out smiling!
And that was our day. Today we are suppose to go to the beach and to see the Nubble Lighthouse. We are also suppose to go and visit with some cousins in Bedford. Plus the kids want to hit up the local mall.
So we'll see how the day goes and I'll let you know all about it tomorrow!