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Day 9 & 10 London trip

Yesterday was quite the day. Our first flight was suppose to be from London City Airport to Edinburgh, then to Washington DC then to DFW. We got up early and left for the airport (on the opposite side of London) at 6:15am. We get to the airport to find out the first flight was canceled. … Continue reading »

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Day 8 London Trip

We started our last day in London going to the Tower of London… Got to see the crown jewels… And the armory… Michael finally got to see a guard somewhat up close… Picture of the Tower Bridge from the Tower of London… For lunch, we had to grab some fish and chips… We then took … Continue reading »

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Day 7 London Trip

Started the day by realizing my phone did not charge properly overnight. Since I am the only one with data service, it is pretty important my phone works for us to get around. Was able to get the charge to 79% before leaving. We started the day by going to the London Zoo… Have not … Continue reading »

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Day 6 London Trip

Little worried we would be rained on today, but we were not. It was quite chilly though. We started the day going to Buckingham Palace to see the changing of the guard. After a quick lunch at Victoria Station, we boarded a bus… To go to the Warner Brother Harry Potter Studios… Then we boarded … Continue reading »

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Day 5 London Trip

The day started going to the British Museum… Michael in front of the Rosetta Stone… Then we headed to the Imperial War Museum…   Then we decided to wait in a very long queue (line in US English) for the London Eye… We then went by the M&M superstore then back to the VRBO where … Continue reading »

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Day 4 London Trip

This morning we took the Tube into the city center and got our first look at London… After a couple of quick phone calls… We stopped in to the Churchill War Rooms. This is where much of World War II was directed. Far under ground… Then we made a quick side trip to Victoria Station … Continue reading »

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Day 2 & 3 London Trip

Our first flight (DFW to Houston) did not leave until 5:30 so we stayed at our hotel until checkout time of noon. We grabbed some lunch at Whataburger then headed to the airport. We had a few hours to kill at the airport so we rode the Skylink all the way around the airport. Then … Continue reading »

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Day 1 London Trip

No, no London yet. Today we packed up the car and left our little Bax… We drove to Fort Worth and checked in to our hotel. We met our friend Caroline for dinner and had a good time catching up. Then we hit a local escape room. It was fittingly Harry Potter themed. We escaped. … Continue reading »

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2019 London

The Mashburns are headed out again on another epic adventure. We will be going further than ever before to visit London. This trip is bigger this year (i.e. more expensive) because it is Michael’s senior trip. We are excited to get going and will post daily here with our activities. Here is our itinerary… 7/2 … Continue reading »

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Day 12 – 2018 Vacation

This is what most of today consisted of… We are now home and getting settled back into to home. This little guy was happy to see us. This trip included 5 states, 5 hotels and almost 2500 miles of driving by me. It was fun, relaxing and recharging. It is good to be home. Also, … Continue reading »

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Day 11 – 2018 Vacation

Not too much to report for today. We spend about six and a half hours driving to Tulsa where we checked into our hotel. Then we went and did our fourth escape room and as always, we were successful! After, we returned to the hotel where Vicky caught us messing around in the fitness room. … Continue reading »

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Day 10 – 2018 Vacation

We started the day going to the St. Louis Zoo. Fortunately, the humidity was down so it was not miserable out. And of course, Stephen with flamingos… After a quick lunch, we decided to fulfill Michael’s month-long dream of going to Ikea. And he wanted to try the meatballs.. Then we stopped by the Cathedral … Continue reading »

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Day 9 – 2018 Vacation

We started the day going to the National Transportation Museum. Oh, it was hot. After lunch, we went to the Civil War Museum. There was a National Cemetery nearby. It was huge. That is all for today. Going to the zoo in the morning and it is probably going to be hot and humid. Hopefully … Continue reading »

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Day 8 – 2018 Vacation

Not too much today. Most of the day was spent driving from Iowa to St. Louis. We did pass two towns significant to MASH fans… We got checked into our hotel. On the way to find some dinner, we happened upon an interestingly named school (and road)… Then we went and got on the MetroRail… … Continue reading »

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Day 7 – 2018 Vacation

Today was something I have wanted to do for a long time. An Indycar race. I have been a fan since the 90’s when it was called CART, then Champcar and now Indycar. We decided to go to Missouri then I realized there was a race in Iowa so we went. We got there at … Continue reading »

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Day 6 – 2018 Vacation

Another easy going day today. We started the day by going to a huge farmers market in downtown Des Moines. It was impressive. Then we went to the local zoo. My favorite animal? Giraffe. And got to feed one! Stephen and Michael got to feed them too, but it is my blog so my picture. … Continue reading »

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Day 5 – 2018 Vacation

We slept in a bit this morning before checking out. Then we hit the road towards Iowa. We made a stop in St. Joseph, MO and went to a museum called the Patee House. Lots of cool things to see there. After a quick lunch, we stopped by the Glore Psychiatric Museum. Stephen preparing to … Continue reading »

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Day 4 – 2018 Vacation

We slept in a bit today. We headed out around 9:30 to the World War 1 museum. After lunch we swung by the Money Museum at the Fed… Lifting a real gold bar… The we went to Union Station.. And while we were there, we successfully escaped another room! After dinner, back to the hotel … Continue reading »

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