Vacation Banter

Monday, March 30, 2015


I'm feeling a little shell shocked today. That's probably not the correct use of that phrase but I went for it. Last Monday I was galavanting around London and today I'm ... not.

I'm a little anxious about everything I have to catch up from last week so instead of actually doing any of those things I'm more content to just sit on my couch and stare into space and let the fear and anxiety about my to-do list settle inside of me. Sometimes thinking about doing things is just as fun as doing them, you know?

But I want to recap my trip from last week, as painful as it might be. So I'm just going to jump right in and hopefully make it a fun experience for everyone. And by everyone I mean just my mom and my sister probably.

So let's go back to last Friday when we flew out. I had this great plan of drinking a few glasses of wine in the airport, and then one or two on the plane because trips to Europe = free wine for everyone in flight. And then right when I was feeling good I was going to take a sleeping pill and blissfully fall into a slumber for the next eight hours.

It didn't happen like that.

Instead... I was about two glasses of wine in at Chicago O'hare, about thirty minutes away from boarding, when I decided what the hell I'd take a sleeping pill now so then I could fall asleep shortly after take off. Well then our plane got delayed an hour. And then another hour. And then one more.

Our plane didn't leave Chicago until nearly 2:00 a.m. If you can imagine, I was slightly loopy by then. The last thing I remember is boarding the plane wearing my hat and sunglasses because I was sure it hid my "loopiness."


I collapsed into the seat and the next thing I knew the flight attendant was shaking me saying, "Miss, you need to put your seat up. We are landing."

And then we were in London. Those overseas flights man, they're a breeze.

This is one of the first photos we took of the trip. I think we both look awkward and confused because that's exactly how we felt.








And then we set out to see the city.














Pictures are great, but they only tell half the story. I wish you could hear all of the cute "vacation banter" going on between us.

"Chris, I'm cold. My feet hurt. I'm hungry. Can we get a drink yet? Let's go eat. Where are all the cute pubs? I want fish and chips. Let's get a taxi. I don't understand euros. Is this Notting Hill? Why is it so cold?"

Last week was too fun. I'm getting sad thinking about how fast it went.

Tomorrow I'll give more specifics about what we did in London, where we ate/drank, ext. I wasn't expecting it, but London might have just become my favorite city ever. Omaha previously had the title (for obvious reasons) but London might have just over thrown it. Typical.

Anyway, I'll be back tomorrow or perhaps later today for more fun filled vacay talk. We'll see how much COFFEE I consume.





31 comments:

  1. Bahaha laughing at that gif. I'm a little jealous of your flying experience because I can never sleep...but I can drink! I'm so glad you loved London because I've held it pretty close to my heart ever since I lived there for a year and it kills me every time I hear someone say they didn't like it. I always just think I must have misheard them and then I make a point of never talking to them again. Loved seeing your instagram pictures!

    ReplyDelete
  2. London is my favorite city. Can't wait for more recaps! also, your hair is on point and reminds me I need to get highlights REAL bad.

    ReplyDelete
  3. You have a gift for taking selfies, probably honed from years of practice for this great blog o' yours. Sounds like a wonderful time and the pics are great. Three cheers for vacations and three cups of coffee for trying to get back into the swing of life.

    ReplyDelete
  4. hahaha oh my gosh, I love that you included the gif from Bridesmaids, because that's what I was picturing in my head as I read this. lol! So funny! I can never sleep on planes no matter how hard I try. lol

    ReplyDelete
  5. This and the pics are beyond awesome! Highly anticipating more posts this week from your Big Ben town adventures!!!!

    livingoncloudandreanine.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  6. haha you were the real life bridesmaids! and isn't london wonderful?! have a great trip!

    ReplyDelete
  7. London is my absolute favorite city! I spent a summer there in college and it changed my life! My heart aches for the day I can go back! I can't wait to read more about your trip! :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  9. These are great photos, please tell me they were taken with a selfie-stick!

    ReplyDelete
  10. "trips to Europe = free wine for everyone in flight" ... is that A REAL THING?!?!?!!!

    ReplyDelete
  11. That gif is perfect! Haha but at least the flight was short!

    ReplyDelete
  12. ahh how exciting. I have never tried the wine + sleeping pill combo, I might try that in June.

    ReplyDelete
  13. It's amazing you were able to sleep the entire flight! Yay for sleeping pills! (:

    ReplyDelete
  14. Here I was thinking I'd learn something about London, but instead I found out the real muse of the Bridesmaids flight seen was you. All along I've been reading the thoughts of a celebrity without even realizing it.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Vacation banter is the best. It sounds a bit like my everyday banter, but of course it is much cuter overseas.

    Michelle @ Book Briefs

    ReplyDelete
  16. Wow looks like it was amazing! Such a dream! Xo

    ReplyDelete
  17. London is a great city! I can't wait to hear more about your adventures!

    ReplyDelete
  18. London is the best I absolutely love it there. Great city and great pics!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Your pictures are great...as always! I would never think London to be someone's favorite city, but looking at the above comments you clearly are not alone. I am looking forward to hearing more about your trip now, for sure!

    ReplyDelete