74 Days and counting!
Yes, I am counting the days until my big adventure across the pond. I'm North Wales bound on the evening of 5 October and I can NOT wait.
My flights have changed dramatically; I am now transferring in Paris (hearing horror stories of DeGaulle airport) on the way over and via Amsterdam on the way back. Maybe I should be doing some studying of Paris airport with my time so I don't get lost and miss my connection to Manchester.
My trip has been booked since March and it's only now that it's really taking root in my head. The trip is a mix of pleasure and some work (but being that I love my job, I guess it's all pleasure). I arrive in Manchester and will promptly visit the grave of a US Marine buried there--that was a long and interesting research project and it yielded excellent results. I am staying in Llandudno (Victorian sea-side resort town, replete with pier and tramway).
The tourmaster has promised "castles agogo" in North Wales and I've chosen only three as my "must see" since there is only a week to be spent. Caernarfon, Conwy and Beaumaris. The rest is open to suggestions and ready for exploration. I have been promised that there WILL be tea and stickies to be had as well. :)
Well, for now, I sit with my maps hung on the wall, watch the continuing changing of flight times (by minutes) and decide the plan of attack on DeGualle airport. Look out North Wales, here I come!