Having the camera handy allowed for many picture opportunities, including a surprise visit to the cockpit once the plane landed.
To those of you who follow FFS regularly, you know that my family recently went on vacation for two weeks in southern England. This whole vacation was a great learning experience for us. Over the next few weeks I am going to write a simple series for planning and implementing a large vacation overseas. While some of the tips may be focused on England, many will be general traveling tips.
1. What MUST you do to make the trip worthwhile? Have everyone going on your trip answer this question before you begin planning. The answers you hear might surprise you. When I asked the family this question, their answers included Stonehenge and Big Ben. I hadn’t thought that explicitly, so this information was good for me to know. I could make those excursions happen. This question also narrows down sight seeing options when there are TONS of things to see and do. I found myself so overwhelmed with what I wanted to do, and I knew we didn’t have the time. So the answers from my family helped quite a bit. Continue reading →
My Mom figured it out!! We went to Paddington Station! My husband has read three of the Paddington books by Michael Bond to the children over the past few years and I knew I wanted to take them to see the real place.
Congratulations to my mom for knowing where we were!! The Uffington White Horse just isn’t as impressive from the ground as it is from the air. But the scenery around the horse is amazing. It was also a great place to allow the kids to run free!
So were you able to figure out the Part 3 location? The answer is Woburn Safari Park. What an amazing adventure that was!! This place has their act together. The place was clean. The price was good for what we received. We bought all inclusive tickets which gave us entry into the park, we each received a hot meal and a drink, and we were able to see the sea lion show.
I highly recommend this place. At many entertainment parks in the US, I always feel like the park just wants my money. They don’t really care about my enjoying myself. Woburn Safari was different. We could drive through the safari as many times as we wanted to. They had a HUGE play area for the kids to play on. The animals were well taken care of and in as natural of habitats as possible.
I am so excited! Soon and very soon we are going to…go overseas to visit the United Kingdom and parts of Europe. Yea!!
Do you know about those news vacation trip things that Matt Lauer seems to take each summer? Well, I know that FFS isn’t famous like he is, but I thought it would be fun if I did a series while we were over there called, “Where in the World is FFS?”
Here’s how it will work:
I’ll be taking T.O.N.S of pictures. I’m going to choose a town, city, landmark, garden, or something else fun to take pictures of. But I’m only going to give you PART of the picture as a clue in the post and you have to figure out where I am or what I’m doing.
Be sure to write your guess in the comment section.
The next time I post, I’ll post the whole picture and who guessed the right place or thing. I’ll also post a new clue.
What if you happen to guess correctly? Well, I’m not a huge blog with awesome prizes. Therefore, you will receive your just rewards here in FFS land (and free advertising for your blog if you have one) and know deep in your heart that you….were RIGHT! That alone will give you bragging rights!
So be sure to watch for these special posts. And if you can, be sure to share this fun game on your blog or Facebook page. The more who join in, the more fun we can have.
I hope you will join me!
Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience. ~ Francis Bacon