aefenglommung (aefenglommung) wrote,


Well, the excitement is finally beginning to build for our Three Peaks Adventure this summer. Last week, I ordered airline tickets for our eight hardy souls. Cincy to Detroit to London to Edinburgh; then London to Minneapolis to Cincy on the return.

In between, we'll be renting station wagons to drive around the UK. THAT bit of hassle is still to do, because you can't reserve TWO of something on the rental company's website. I could just do the same thing twice, but I'm afraid they might think I screwed up. So I e-mailed the company, and they sent me a phone number (in GB!!!) to call. So I guess I'll have to do that next.

Tonight, I have e-mailed reservation requests to all the campsites, scout huts, hostels, and the Baden-Powell House we hope to stay at. I hope all the dates we've asked for are available. I imagine there'll be some back-and-forthing, but we're gettin' 'er done.

Then come Edinburgh - Stirling Castle - Ben Nevis - Hadrian's Wall - Scafell Pike - Medieval York - Welsh castles - Snowdon - Wesley sites in Bristol - Glastonbury Tor - Stonehenge - Oxford - Punting on the Cher - London with all the trimmings!

We've got a crew fundraiser in a couple weeks. Hope that finishes off all our financial needs. And I hope that everybody gets their passports on time (some of those who should know better are procrastinating). Oh, yeah -- and I've got to e-mail or call the British Embassy to see about bringing trek food into the UK with us.

Strange as it seems, my son-in-law, anher, has to get a security briefing, since he's in the Navy and traveling out of the country. I guess in case the nicors attack us (though we won't be traveling by boat, so it'd have to be trolls or something).

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