A big "thank you" to all who came with us this year from both groups: we had a great time and were, as usual, lucky with the weather, although sitting outside on the lawns of Kings College, Cambridge watching the Shakespeare on a beautiful summers evening with 40 degree temperatures was unexpected!
A special treat this year was having my Daughter take us all out on her canal boat. Traveling from Kings Cross to Little Venice through the very center of London was simply spectacular, and allowed us all to see a part of London hidden to most. From the Hyenas and aviary through Regents Park, the amazing palatial homes and gardens, to negotiating the narrow canals with the many bridges and tunnels, and of course taking on four or five locks which everyone enjoyed help navigate: Quite the experience and definitely one of the high lights of the trip!
I am in the process of posting quite a few new pictures to our gallery, so please do take a look. A big thank you to Jim Stark who was with us the entire four weeks (!) and supplied many of the great photos.
I'm already busy with next year with two trips to England, one trip to the cote d'Azure during the summer, plus a trip to Scotland during the fall to experience the stunning autumnal colours: this is truly one of the most spectacular and beautiful places in the world.
I have one England trip full already, plus the others with some places still available; so please don't wait too long to let me know if you are interested in any of them...time really does fly!
We also have exciting news regarding hotels, with now a choice of three, each within a few minutes walk of each other but all very different and allowing options with respect to amenities, quality and price. Talking to the owners I have managed to secure some excellent prices and some spectacular rooms.
Again, a big "thank you" to everyone for making this years trips so much fun, and to all prospective participants in the future...don't put it off any longer: Life is much too short!