The Week with the Fam

Trip Start Jan 04, 2006
Trip End Apr 28, 2006

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Wednesday, April 5, 2006

So more catching up. I've been meaning to do it, I really have. So the Saturday that Luke left, the whole family came. Everyone. It was so nice that they all could come and we could have a really great vacation in Europe. They stayed at The Place Apartment Hotel. It was amazing, and really big. It really was just a big 2 bedroom, 2 bath apartment. I stayed there every night and slept on the floor. it was quiet, and I actually could get a shower whenever I wanted and know that I would have hot water AND was glorious. We spent most of Saturday and Sunday hanging out around Manchester and catching up on the Jet lag. I showed them around a little, I introduced them to the wonders of Primark, we ate tai food, and went to the museum. It was really great just to hang out and be with them and with people who I was so comfortable with. But monday it was back to school with me. I had a test later that week, so I had to go and really pay attention. They spent the day in Liverpool checking out albert dock and the Beatles experience. Tues I skipped class (I was sick..cough, cough) and we went to Dublin for the day. Yup, just up and took a day trip to Ireland. It was really cool, we saw a lot and I loved Dublin. It was awesome, and so much more like America than any place I've been so far. It was nice to just have that for a day. Wed I had more class and they just shopped and relaxed. Thurs we took a big day trip to London because I didn't have class. We went on a whirlwind tour, but saw a lot. Parliment, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, we had a really great Cream Tea at the Cadogan Hotel. Complete with cucumber and salmon sandwiches with no crusts, english tea, and delicious cream, jam, and scones. It was by far my favorite part of the trip. That night me, Allison and Laura went on the London Eye, and that was really beautiful too. Friday was spent with me taking a test (boooo...) and then we shopped in the afternoon (again..) and then the whole fam went out for a really really great meal at Bella Italia. It was good food, good company, and good conversation. I think that was my second favorite part. :o) Unfortunately, Saturday it was time for them to leave...and I was left to pack for my third week away...this time interning in London.
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