Well, in a few hours I’m off to London and to say that I’m excited is quite an understatement! The bag is packed, the knitting is stored in the carry-on (along with the books and the iPod), the cameras are in their places, the packing list is all checked off. So, tell me why I’ve got the feeling that I’m completely forgetting something? I mean, the car is cleaned out, the phone is charged – all I can think of is figuring out the least congested route to Dulles… not that that is going to be easy, mind you. LOL. This nervous excitement is driving me crazy!

I am SO looking forward to this. I haven’t had a real vacay in years. I know, I’ve said that before, but it’s true. In the two years I’ve been at my job, I haven’t been away for more than a week at a time. Even when I headed out to LA last winter, I was only gone for 4 days. I already know there will be some seperation anxiety for me, lol.

Anyhoo, I was offered a great break from all of the working/packing/travel prep on Sunday. Lara called me up to see if I wanted to take in the sold out Snow Patrol show at the 9:30 Club… I don’t think even a second went by before I said "yes!" Ummm, one thing that I forgot about is that I’m not in my early 20s anymore – and the doors opened at 10pm, with Snow Patrol going on around 11.45. I’m not gonna lie – I was yawning on the way down there and wasn’t quite sure if I’d make it through. I’m so glad I went though… I had so much fun! While the name of the opening band escapes me right now, they were great – and Snow Patrol was freakin’ incredible! So, in keeping with the whole pretending that I was 21 again, I didn’t get home until after 3am! *sigh* The whole night was a blast – it was such a nice night so Lara and I decided to crank up the seatwarmers in her car and put the top down… unfortunately, on the way home it started to rain. Not just sprinkly rain, but hard rain. Luckily we were moving so fast that we didn’t get too drenched – until we stopped to put the top up. LMAO! As Lara just got back from Paris, she gave me a bunch of tips on places Dani and I need to visit and eat at. We took lots of pictures – Lara for work and me for blog fodder – so many that people were asking if we were huge fans. 🙂 I’m posting the pictures up after the bump! (It’s gonna be a hell of a long, picture heavy post!)

The opening band… they were great! Unfortunately, being short, this was my view.




And for Snow Patrol… I left some of the crappy shots in b/c they ended up kinda artsy – which reminded me of when I did this all the time.