How to Travel Europe with your Family!
I’m really excited about this post. I got the nerve to invite some friends to view my blog. Maybe now, I will have a few more people entertained by my random thoughts. Don’t worry, I keep them fairly short since I have a limited attention span, as well. No more than 600 words (usually about 450) I’m doing these blogs because I actually find them extremely therapeutic. You may want to try! Yes, that was a challenge!
We were blessed to be invited to a wedding in Newcastle, England for two people we care about immensely. Based on this invite, we decided to make a family vacation out of it. Some of you have already read the trials and tribulations we have already encountered so I will fast forward to the wedding. I was extremely proud of my family that day and night. My family looked stunning and they were excited to see their “nanny” get married. Alice was always one of our favorites. Actually, that thought and topic just inspired me to blog about some of our nanny experiences…. WOW! we have some great and scary stories that are worth sharing. I can’t wait for those blogs. Back to Alice and Brandon’s wedding. I have been to many weddings but there are only a handful that are filled with so much love and drama free. Oh, except for the bride ripping off her toe nail and breaking her toe at the very end of the night. Thankfully it was literally at the end of the night. They both were gorgeous and I am so thankful that my family and I were able to witness this beautiful occasion. The girls were on their best behavior and the night was spectacular, except for the toe incident of course.
The next day we were off to Scotland. It was a gorgeous drive but a little grey outside. We were on our way to Edinburgh, Scotland but decided to make some stops along the way.
First, we visited the Castle of Bamurgh. The views were breathtaking and we were learning about history dating back to the 1500s.
Our next stop was along the North Sea. My husband wanted to dip his toes into the water to see how cold it actually was because it looked freezing. We decided to brave the cold weather and take a walk to the shore line… It was refreshing and worth the time.
We finally reached Edinburgh around 6pm. We went and grabbed a little dinner and quickly headed to our 2-hour ghost tour. It wasn’t the best tour I’ve been on but it was a nice relaxing night after an action-packed day. We finally got back to our flat around 10:15pm. We settled in for the night so we could be ready for another day of exploring.
The trip keeps getting better and better and I can’t wait to see what else is in store.
At this point, my assessment of the girls are as follows: my 15-year-old really gets it; my 12-year-old seems to be getting it; and my 10-year-old cares more about ice cream. I don’t think she fully understands what she is witnessing. The bickering is not too difficult to handle and the times we are out exploring are priceless.