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Thankful Thursday

I am thankful we got our passports last fall, so we’re not going through this nightmare:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=10876269

I am thankful that both my husband and I are working … and that we have good credit! … so we can pay for two weeks in England and Scotland with our son.

I am really thankful that I finished my YA revisions in time to get the manuscript to a friend for a critique before I leave.

We leave very early Saturday morning. We have our books and our iPods and our funny little blowup pillows for the plane trip.

We have our cameras and our travel journals and our bright excitement for the rest of the journey!

See you July 1.

xoxo

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sookie06
Jun. 14th, 2007 12:48 pm (UTC)
Oh, travel! I have been to Scotland and it was a beautiful place. Are you going to visit Wales? I've wanted to go to Wales for ever. I hope you have a marvellous time - and good weather! And that your garden fares well while you are gone!
lkmadigan
Jun. 14th, 2007 12:58 pm (UTC)
Hi, Maria - you're back! We missed you. Especially Jen - onegrapeshy.

We're not going to make it to Wales this time - wahh! I've been there before, years ago when I was going to school in northern England. I really want to walk through Tintern Abbey again someday!



sookie06
Jun. 14th, 2007 02:10 pm (UTC)
Indeed I am! But I will be gone again just as you return from your trip and then stay away for most of July when my husband has his vacation. So we'll most likely talk again in August!
You went to school in England? Oh, I am green with envy... I have a thing for Britain and Ireland. And the accents...
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lkmadigan
Jun. 14th, 2007 01:00 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Melodye!

Part of the time we'll be staying with friends, so the food will be great. The rest of the time, well ... we'll have to stick to curries!

Yes, I can't wait to etch new memories next to the old ones in my heart. :-)

linbinwriter
Jun. 14th, 2007 01:23 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a wonderful plan. And a really nice time of year to go, too. Looking forward to seeing photos when you get back.
lisa_schroeder
Jun. 14th, 2007 01:36 pm (UTC)
Have a great time! I'll miss you, but can't wait to hear allllll about it! :)
aprilhenry
Jun. 14th, 2007 01:50 pm (UTC)
Have a wonderful, wonderful time! Our trip to Europe this spring was one of the best things we have ever done.
de_scribes
Jun. 14th, 2007 02:13 pm (UTC)
I look forward to hearing of your travels! I've never been so fill me in. :)
Have fun and take lots of pics!
onegrapeshy
Jun. 14th, 2007 02:17 pm (UTC)
Have fun, Lis, and be sure to take LOTS of pictures!!!

Scotland is my DREAM vacation! Ah, one of these days...
lizjonesbooks
Jun. 14th, 2007 02:25 pm (UTC)
YAYYYY!!!
Have a great time!!!
robinellen
Jun. 14th, 2007 03:18 pm (UTC)
Oh, I loved England!!! And I went at exactly this time of year, 1995. I was in Oxford when Wimbledon was going on, and I remember how on the 4th of July, I wandered through Oxford thinking about America...and wishing I could afford tennis :)

Have a wonderful time! Are you going to skye, btw? (I didn't get to, so I'd love to live vicariously).
lkmadigan
Jun. 14th, 2007 08:07 pm (UTC)
We're not going to make it to Skye this time. We're only going as far north as Loch Ness.

But my husband and I stayed on the Isle of Skye years ago, on our last trip. It was beautiful.
robinellen
Jun. 14th, 2007 08:13 pm (UTC)
At least you've been there -- Mary Stewart is one of my favorite authors, and someday I want to go there to see the scenes from WILDFIRE AT MIDNIGHT.
lkmadigan
Jun. 14th, 2007 08:18 pm (UTC)
You know what?

That's a great idea for a book to read on the trip! I'll have to locate a copy in the next 2 days. I read it so many years ago I don't remember it.
robinellen
Jun. 14th, 2007 08:54 pm (UTC)
When we traveled through Wales, I reread all of Susan Cooper's series (I had to buy them again in England because I didn't think of it before I left home) ;)
lucky_life
Jun. 14th, 2007 03:52 pm (UTC)
I'm soooo jealous! Have a fantastic time!
azang
Jun. 14th, 2007 06:00 pm (UTC)
Have a wonderful and safe trip!
kellyrfineman
Jun. 14th, 2007 06:09 pm (UTC)
Have a great trip!!
jbknowles
Jun. 14th, 2007 08:27 pm (UTC)
Yippee!!!!!!!!!!

Have a great time! Take lots of photos!!!

:-)
ex_dotificu
Jun. 14th, 2007 09:39 pm (UTC)
Mmmmmmmmmmmm! sounds so wonderful. I can't wait to see some of your pics.
lorrainemt
Jun. 15th, 2007 10:48 pm (UTC)
Have a wonderful trip, Lisa! Can't wait to hear all about it. :)
crissachappell
Jun. 16th, 2007 09:36 pm (UTC)
Have a beautiful trip!
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