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Haggis@wk wrote:Thanks to a slowing economy I was able to use my frequent flier miles to schedule a trip to the UK for three weeks in Aug. I'd tried to schedule the trip for Aug 2008 but learned that the only window open to schedule the travel was 5 days in Sep 2007!!
Now, the entire schedule is almost completely open even at this time of the year.
We are going to spend time in the Lake District, Yorkshire dales and westernish Scotland. Any suggestions for destinations?
Shapley wrote:I'm back from vacation. My family and I traveled took a very pleasant cruise around the United Kingdom aboard the Norwegian Jade. We flew out of St. Louis, Mo to Chicago and thence to London on the 27th of May. We spent three days in London, walking around and seeing the sights. We visited the Tower of London and Westminster Cathedral.
On 31 May, we boarded the Norwegian Jade at Southampton. Our first visit was to Le Havre, France on 1 June. We walked around the city, and took the tour train. The weather was very nice. We enjoyed visits to Falmouth, England; Cobh, Ireland; Dublin, Ireland; Belfast, Northern Ireland; Greenock (Glasgow), Scotland; Invergordon (Inverness), Scotland; Queensferry (Edinburgh), Scotland; Amsterdam, Netherlands; and Brugge, Belgium. We returned late Saturday evening, and are still recovering from jet lag.
All in all, an excellent trip. The weather was great, and the cruise staff was outstanding. We met a number of wonderful people.
Be prepared to spend more per ounce than you would on any other chunk of metal.
Selma in Sandy Eggo wrote:My son's trumpet cost us about $850, and this was about 15 years ago. I'll bet Trumpetmaster spent more on each of his trumpets than we ever did on Fish's. OTOH, the cost of a French Horn is quite a bit higher, and there was the mellophone for field events, and, and, and.
Go to a good music store and talk to 'em. Talk to local trumpeteers (is that a word?) and solicit opinions. Be prepared to spend more per ounce than you would on any other chunk of metal.
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