Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Old Family

What better place to escape these summer-like days at home on the Costa del Sol than frigid London?!? We're headed there Thursday morning for a week. (The boys will have "staff" staying with them to ensure their every need is met — and more; the "staff" spoils them even more than we do.)

We've booked up our days and evenings with sight-seeing, museums, and theatre, and we'll celebrate San Geraldo's birthday while we're there. Just us. No family or friends. I hope we'll be forgiven.

This is a photo of some members of my father's family taken in London during WWII. My father had no contact with them after the war, so I never met them. I wonder if we'll bump into one of my cousins (or if I even have any).

30 comments:

  1. Oh boy! I've been wondering when you guys would travel someplace else in Europe, besides the wonderful places in Spain that you show us. Please take photos (including your hotel, because I love to hear about hotels), and share them with us when you return. Have fun!

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    1. Judy:
      We've been wondering, too. So excited. And I think you'll like the hotel. Staying in Piccadilly.

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  2. Enjoy your trip and don't worry about 'the kids'!

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    1. Jim:
      Well, you know how that goes, but they are in the best hands they could possibly be in.

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  3. spoiled cat children - the best kind! have a great trip!

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    1. anne marie:
      Spoiled cat children - the ONLY kind!

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  4. Have a wonderful time in London. Please pass on early birthday wishes to Gerry for me.
    Take care!

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    1. Cat Lover:
      Thanks so much. Jerry used to like to celebrate his birthday MONTH, so he'll be very grateful.

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  5. If you're looking for an incredible museum in London that few people know about, you might consider the Wallace Collection. Have fun.

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    1. Stephen:
      Thanks so much for the recommendation. Will add it to the list!

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  6. Have a fabulous time! You guys deserve it. Take lots of pictures!

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    1. Cheapchick:
      Camera battery charged. Be careful what you wish for!

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  7. London - well it is only a fifty minute plane ride from there to Dublin ?

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    1. Heron:
      Dublin was talked about and will definitely be next!

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  8. What a great plan! So romantic and fun. Share what you can!

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    1. Wilma:
      Oh, I'll probably share more than you want to read!

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  9. Hope you have a wonderful time - we took in the Islamic and Eastern Galleries at the V and A this last trip. If you get a chance its more than worth it. And we want lots and lots of pictures.

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    1. Willym:
      So much to see and do after such a long time (1998 was our last visit).

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  10. Bon voyage, old chap! Looking forward to photos and stories. Tally-ho!

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    1. Walt the Fourth:
      Fun few days and plenty of photos but weather is NOT conducive to sightseeing!

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  11. Have a great time, and a "happy birthday" :-)!

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    1. Jan:
      Off to see Kinky Boots tonight. Can't wait. Weather is the pits!

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  12. Enjoy London, it has been too long since I was last there. My grandmother was born in London, we have lost track of her family over the years - but they are there someplace.

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    1. Travel:
      I didn't bump into members of either of our families (as far as I know).

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  13. Have a great trip you guys! Happy Birthday Jerry!!

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    1. Ron:
      It was a wonderful birthday -- seeing Kinky Boots!

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