C'est Magnifique!

Friday, May 15, 2009 Posted In , , , , , , , Edit This 18 Comments »
It's a special time of year! Our anniversary is fast approaching and this year we decided to forgo the traditional gift giving of previous years. Not that I didn't love my gifts. "A compost bin? For ME? Ohhh, I'm in HEAVEN!"

Nor did I eschew MM's generous offer to take me to his previous work place. "The dry dog food factory? I'd LOVE to go! Of course, I'm impressed! The dry food section smells WAY better than the wet one! You are so considerate!"


But, this year we decided to give each other a gift that transcends biodegradability ... we are going on a wee trip! We discussed it at length and MM decided he wants to go here:

and here...

while I want to go here...

and here...

So, we are going to LONDON AND PARIS!!

First we'll go to London and look at a clock. Then we will drive for two hours to pay money to join a 'tour' and walk around a pile of rubble for 45 minutes. Are you excited? Because I am.

Then, we may venture on to the London Eye, depending on whether MM can successfully bribe, cajole or otherwise convince me to step foot in it. There better be a REALLY BIG bar of chocolate preceding me on to that thing...


Then on to Buckingham Palace to watch the changing of the guard. These guys can stand still for hours balancing a wombat on their heads. Now that's talent!

Then we will ride in this super fast metal snake that travels UNDER the sea... which won't freak me out at all. I mean, there's plenty of air and no reason to worry about the billions of tons of earth and water above me while I am shooting through a narrow subterranean tunnel at a thousand miles an hour. No reason to worry at all.

So, if I survive the train ride to gay Paree, I will be in need of sustenance to calm my nerves! To the patisseries and chocolatiers toot sweet!

I may never come home or at least, not 'til the money runs out. Which will be soon. As it is, MM already has to sleep in the car for two nights...

18 brilliant observations:

honeypiehorse said...

That sounds great! Too bad you aren't coming to Munich. Have boo coo fun. Maybe you can catch some Fawlty Towers reruns in London.

ShoozieShoes said...

The London Eye is not scary at all! It is like stepping into a huge, very slow moving elevator with a view. Plenty of room, plenty of ventilation. Don't worry about it. The scary part is waiting in line to get on it...

Momza said...

Okay, once you're in London, you must go to the British Museum's restaurant and order a scone with clotted cream. They have the best scones on the planet and entirely worth cost of a plane ticket!

Cheers!

Loralee and the gang... said...

Lucky you! When will you go?
:~D

R Max said...

Three days and counting...!

DeNae said...

I've missed you! And, holy honeymoon, batman! What a fabuloso trip! I'm with you on the whole Chunnel thing, though. I'm thinking a nice swig of NyQuil before boarding might do the trick...

But Paris! London! Stonehenge! Wombats on Ice! It's all too, too much!

Have an AMAZING time! We're going to want to hear all about it!

Machen family said...

Happy Anniversary INDEED. Sounds more exciting than what we're planning, drive-thru Wendy's. If you need an interpreter in France, I think you would be quite pleased with my interpretation fee and I would also give you my special "bloggy friend discount" 10% off (you would be required to pay airfare, lodging, and meals to interpreter.) We'd have so much fun together! Think of a the magnificent posts we could blog!
Listen, really do you need to bring the spouse? When you have me?
p.s. I've never been to England :(

Cheryl said...

I can't believe it, and you are leaving so soon!! Have a wonderful time!

Karen said...

Oh my gosh! How awesome! I LOVE Paris. Just make sure to bring your map with you no matter how well you think you know where you're going. :-)

And seriously, eat an eclair for me!

Rachel said...

Sounds like a whole lot of memories - I wanted to go on the train to Paris so badly but we didnt have enough time. So please eat some french fries and french toast for me!

wendy said...

Can't wait to hear about this Wonderful trip!!!!!!!! HOWEVER, I WILL NEVER EVER EVER ever -------go on that train thin UNDER the sea. Scares me to death just to think of it ----------NOR would I proably go on that very huge faris wheel -(maybe I have fear issues)

rychelle said...

i was really excited for you.....now i'm kinda' scared.

Barbaloot said...

How exciting! I hope you have a wonderful trip---and eat an enormous amount of European chocolate:)

Shelley said...

Happy Anniversary!!! I hope you have a splendid time. (I believe that is the proper term for the English). I have also had the privilege of going to France. Can't wait to hear, and see, all about your trip.

Lucy said...

You lucky guys. I'll never see either of those places. Oh well. You have a great trip though. That's wonderful!

Fiauna said...

Oh wow! Good for you! I can't wait until you blog all about it so that I may live vicariously through you!

Kristina P. said...

How did I miss this post! I am so completely jealous!

rachel said...

WOW!! Have a fabulous time! I'm so excited for you and also extremely jealous :D