July 14, 2011: This blog has been silent for a while due to 2 happenings. #1- we had technical difficulties that have thankfully been resolved. #2 – a trip of a lifetime was gifted to yours truly by my “big brother”.
After a family reunion in Iowa with all six of our children and 7 of the 8 grandchildren (the Navy trumps Granny), a KLM jet took me from Chicago O’Hare to Frankfurt, Germany on June 1.
I saw museums, cities, family celebrations, beer garden (picnic grove), and castles in Germany.
We took the ferry from Calais to Dover. I spent a week in London seeing the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, a ride on the Thames, Madame Tussauds, and the Tower of London.
We traveled on the Tube (underground/subway). Then on the way home to Schweinfurt, we went to Stonehenge, Windsor, and Canterbury. Then back across the Channel to Calais.
A day to empty the RV and do laundry and we were off again – on a bus trip to Paris for 4-nights and 3-days. Then it was June 29 and time to come home. Yes, I did miss Shinnston and the Gillum House. We look forward to welcoming YOU to the Gillum House soon.