Friday, June 28, 2013

UK Trip #2: Getting There

Our summer vacation this year was to the United Kingdom, starting in Scotland and traveling south to York and Windsor, England. Getting there was both easy and challenging.
  DOGGONE IT - We had a night time flight to the U.K., so after pre-bagging breakfasts and dinners for the dogs, we dropped all FOUR dogs off at daycare.  We also brought their nylabones, treats, and bottled water (because daycare has well water, and our kids won't drink it). The team at Cozy Canine Camp (‎) are awesome. Sprite, our 16 1/2 year old Dachshund is dealing with kidney failure and has been growing increasingly weak, so we hoped he would pull through. (He would up being hospitalized while we were gone- because the Cozy Canine Camp kept an eye on him)
, but is home and recovered, although his back legs are weak).
  PARKING - This was incredibly easy. I pre-made reservations on-line with PreFlight Parking. I recommend making reservations in advance to guarantee a space and get a discount on parking. The driver was timely, courteous, and he actually got out of the van and picked up our luggage and loaded them on the van! Wow!
  AIRPORT - We arrived at the International Terminal and saw a line of about 200 military men and women to go through security. We were glad we got there 3 1/2 hours ahead of time, but were startled that an entire military unit would be going through security. Tom waited in line while I went to exchange money for British pounds. When I did that, I noticed that there was another security checkpoint that went to OUR gates! So, I brought Tom over and there was no one in our security line. That was the end of the ease of getting there.

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next