Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Trip of a Lifetime.....

All I can tell you is this:
"Trip of a Lifetime!"

I have dreamed ALL of my life of going on a long trip to England.

I had gone to London once.
 But it was only for one day.
Not nearly enough time to fulfill my "dream."

Finally, that day came.
And it was exactly "like falling into a fairytale."

I can tell you this.
At least two times, well maybe three.
 I cried right on the spot.

Not because I was sad really, but......
because I was so overwhelmed by being where I was.
Which was basically happiness.
One day it was sadness though.
(I will expound on that later)
But for the most part...

This was a fabulous trip with no problems at all.
(Heading to Portobello Road to the huge and famous Antique Market)

Portobello Road
Victoria Station

My husband at Kensington Palace

Many times while in London,
 I just wanted to "pinch myself and see if I were dreaming."

At some point you realize...
"It's real."

Then it hit me one day....and hard.
This is when I first cried.

While having lunch
 Kensington Palace.

I had been fine all week....
but something about this place overwhelmed me.

Then 4 American girls came in
and sat down and ordered
"Afternoon Tea."

And then I started to cry.....HA!
I can't explain why...except to say I was glad I was there, and I was glad they were too.
Surreal moment I guess.
Kensington Palace

Yes, we did tour the Palace...
As much as you are allowed to tour of course.

Sadly we did not see these people....

However, we did see this person.
I think he was a
"Royal Gardener."

More later......


Ms.Daisy said...

I am so glad that you had the chance to have the "trip of a lifetime." The pictures are wonderful and you and hubby look great! I went to London for 4 days back in 1985 and for me, it truly was the trip of my lifetime. Looking forward to more pictures, too.


Marilyn said...

Thanks for visiting me today.

Like you I have a dream to return to London. I was only there for a day and a half. I did have tea at the Kensington Palace, oh what memories. Someday I will go back. Your trip sounds most delightful. I would love visiting the antique market too.

Heather said...

What great pictures! It just makes me want to get to London as soon as I can. So you can have a real afternoon tea in Kensington Palace??? That's amazing, and don't feel bad, I'm sure if I ever get there I will be overcome by emotion too. Can't wait to see more!

Linda J. said...

Six trips for me and I can't wait to go back agin!! I am so happy for you that you experienced a wonderful trip.

My Vintage Studio said...
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My Vintage Studio said...

Hi Joyce.
All of your photos are great!
Looks like you had such a wonderful time.
Wishing you a wonderful week!
Hugs, Sharon

Barbara said...

Did not realise that you went to Kensington Palace. Have not been.

Barbara said...

On the left of your 9th photo is the Bank of England where my son works.

Joyce said...

Wow, Ms. Barbara, that's neat that you recognised the sites. I obvioulsy didn't. HA!

Bernideen said...

Joyce: Looks like a wonderful trip here! Do you have Google Chrome - I found alot of my problems stopped when I downloaded google chrome.It is free.