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Jun. 1st, 2008 | 12:16 pm
Where are you?: home
How does that make you feel?: ecstaticecstatic
What's on?: Braveheart

Let me start of by saying that my last two vacation plans fell through and I wound up staying home (how exciting). My trip to Louisiana. . . didn't happen. My trip to Utah. . . didn't happen, I couldn't get tickets. So when my friend, Chipo, and I started planning our vacation this for this fall I was super excited.

Originally we were going to go to New York City, where we planned to see Equus, go shopping and I was going to hide out in the library and see Les Liaison Dangereuse and Private Lives. (I actually have a copy of this play, just not a professional copy.) Chipo said that she didn't care what we did or where we went as long as we get out of Texas. So as you can imagine my mind was working overtime to figure out what we were going to do or see. Then I found a website offering an Equus/Harry Potter weekend.

But, upon further exploration I found an ever better trip: HP6-London World Movie Release! I could hardly keep from *squeeing*! I talked to my clinical manager about the both of us taking off of work, which she ok'd, but we still needed to put it in writing. If you haven't already guessed I have to plan things out way in advance. I didn't want to wait until the last minute to get the tickets and run the risk of not getting tickets at all, and Chipo didn't want to get the tickets now. She finally told me to go by myself or find someone else to go with me. I was pissed!

So for the next few weeks I searched for a traveling companion. I had finally decided to go alone when another nurse, Rosalie, said she would go with me. Sally is just as excited to go as I am. I have written to the Donmar Warehouse to see if there is any possibility of then extending the run of the play that Alan Rickman is directing called Creditors, by Strindberg, so that I can see it during the HP6 trip. As expected the answer was no. So, we are actually going to go about five days early. If we can't stay with friends, (hint, hint) hers or mine we will have to find a suitable hotel, hostel, or flat.

I have been to Mexico more times than I can count. I have been to San Diego and New York City, but I have never been abroad. I am so excited I can hardly contain myself!!! I don't think my boss is going to give me a hard time of taking the time off, as there is a nursing shortage. And I'm ready to tell her that if I can't have the time off she is just going to have to find a new night nurse. I did promise to pick up extra shifts, if I get off.

So, no Equus for me. Instead I am going to see Creditors, explore London and met up with some of you (maybe). In addition (if you didn't click the link), I will be enjoying the following:

-4 Night Accommodations at 3 Star Hotel

-Daily Services of a Professional Guide

-Movie Tickets to HP6 Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince(VIP seating at the famous Leicester Square Odeon Theatre)

-Theatre Tickets to Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre

-Thames River Cruise

-Entrance to Globe Theatre & Tour

-Panoramic Tour of London

-Activity Day-Windsor/Bath/Stonehenge OR Tour Historic Oxford (I think we are going to do the first.)

I just got a confirmation package in the mail yesterday, that includes a Harry Potter type addressed envelope (complete with wax seal and burnt edges), letter, map of London and trip planner. (see slide show)



Sorry for not using lj cuts, I just couldn't figure out just where to put it. Okay, now I have to take a break to breath and take a nap, as I have to work tonight.

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me_pirateship

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from: me_pirateship
date: Jun. 1st, 2008 10:33 pm (UTC)
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Wow! That sounds a great! (And you get London in a nutshell, too. *LOL*)

I keep my fingers crossed that you'll see Alan at the premiere!

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Monica

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from: monicarnsg
date: Jun. 1st, 2008 10:36 pm (UTC)
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That's one of the reasons I wanted to go so badly. *does happy dance*

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veradee

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from: veradee
date: Jun. 1st, 2008 10:34 pm (UTC)
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I hadn't heard about HP fan trips before, but it sounds like a great trip. Lucky you. And it's fantastic that you can go earlier so that will see Creditors as well.

Personally, I think London is a fantastic town. I hope you'll like it there as well.

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Monica

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from: monicarnsg
date: Jun. 1st, 2008 10:38 pm (UTC)
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I'm sure I will. I look forward to it.

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Alan, Robert & Jason lover

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from: snoopylover9
date: Jun. 2nd, 2008 12:20 am (UTC)
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SQUEE!!!!! How exciting for you!! I am so, so very happy for you. You deserve the trip and all of the great things you're going to do.

So cool!

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Monica

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from: monicarnsg
date: Jun. 2nd, 2008 02:25 am (UTC)
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YAY! I can hardly keep myself from grinning like a fool.

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Claudia

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from: xena_2001de
date: Jun. 2nd, 2008 05:03 am (UTC)
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This sounds so great! Lucky you! I would prefer Alan Rickman to Daniel Radcliffe too ;))

Say is it too bold to ask you if you would be willing to share a copy of PL? Maybe I could bribe you with some other Alan stuff, or if you allready own everything Alan, I would pay for it? Gods I so want to see PL, even if it was the worst recording on this planet...

Claudia
(AccioSnarry[at]gmail.com)

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Monica

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from: monicarnsg
date: Jun. 3rd, 2008 03:00 pm (UTC)
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I'm going to send you a message.

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chando

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from: chando
date: Jun. 2nd, 2008 06:51 am (UTC)
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Looks like London will be crowded with hens next fall! I'm so happy for you, monica. You'll have a pretty exciting time in the city and around, to be sure!

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Monica

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from: monicarnsg
date: Jun. 2nd, 2008 05:56 pm (UTC)
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Thanks Chando! I'm hoping to be able to meet up with some Hens on my travels..

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amber_dragon_64

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from: amber_dragon_64
date: Jun. 2nd, 2008 12:11 pm (UTC)
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Congratulations! Those HP Trips sound great. I'm so pleased for you, don't forget we will all be waiting to hear all about it :-) London is a great city so much to do and see, I wish I was well enough to get there more often. Shakesoeare's Globe is beautiful, a great setting for a Shakespeare play the atmosphere is great there.

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Monica

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from: monicarnsg
date: Jun. 2nd, 2008 06:00 pm (UTC)
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Thanks Sheena.

don't forget we will all be waiting to hear all about it

I know! I've been trying to think about how I am going to document this trip for posterity *lol*. When I read all the stuff that we get to do and see, I get nervous all over again.

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ispellit

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from: ispellit
date: Jun. 2nd, 2008 04:40 pm (UTC)
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Congrats, Monica!!! Hope you'll be having the most wonderful and exciting time AND see AR!

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Monica

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from: monicarnsg
date: Jun. 2nd, 2008 06:01 pm (UTC)
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Thank you! I hope so to, but if not, the trip itself is worth it!

edit: What I mean is, I hope I get the opportunity to see AR as well, but if I don't, the trip itself is worth all of this excitement!

Edited at 2008-06-02 06:02 pm (UTC)

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Monica

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from: monicarnsg
date: Jun. 4th, 2008 02:23 am (UTC)
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Sorry, I thought I responded. I must have seen this comment at work and forgot to respond. *cringes*

Thank you. I will surely send my regards from the entire group if I see him, if I have the guts to talk to him!

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