|I don't drink beer, but here is my best impression of pulling a pint at The Rovers|
Let me be real though...I was miserable for a lot of these trips. They didn't seem like privileges and there were no ipads, ipods, portable DVD players (or even CD players yet #70s child) to entertain myself with. I had a journal and books and my imagination. In other words, my idea of heaven in the summer.
Now let's get to Miss Monica from I Heart Grade 3's linky topic this week which is all about the best trip of my life. It just so happened that this occurred very recently back in October 2014. It was a bit of an early 10 year anniversary surprise present from my hubby and it was over the Thanksgiving weekend. Yep, we went to England for a long weekend! #crazykids
I grew up watching Coronation Street with my Mom and am a huge fan. The show recently moved into a new studio in Manchester and they were giving tours of the old set until it gets turned into condos or something ridiculous like that.
It's always been a dream of mine to visit the set so...this was a bucket list vacation for just the 2 of us.
We flew into London, stayed at a posh hotel in Notting Hill, visited friends in Milton Keynes at their amazing farmhouse and then took another train to Manchester and flew out of there.
Here are a few pictures of our time in London-
|The Tower of London's "Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red" installation of 888 246 ceramic poppies.|
|The King and Queen of our family of 4 (sans tiara sadly)|
|My Bobby with authentic British Bobbies|
|Donating my son's old Halloween "Fruit Bat" costume because donating is cool anywhere, anytime|
Now onto the dreamy part...visiting the Corrie Set! I was soooooooooo excited and it was hard for me not to cry from happiness. I did oohhh and ahhhh a lot. Honestly, it was the best afternoon ever.
It was a drizzly day but I didn't care. I had a list of classic/cheesy pictures I wanted to recreate and I made my hubby swear that he would be patient and let me just live out my crazy fantasy. It took me weeks of coming up with these and I had the BEST time posing. Unfortunately, you can't take pics inside the old set (no idea why...but you can't) so I had to really think about outside shots.
|The alley way where all the juicy story lines go down (Peter and Tina made out here!)|
|Trying to look sneaky/sultry like Tracey Barlow...total fail but this pictures cracks me up|
|Pretending to break in a window like David might with the overpriced umbrella we just bought from Buckingham Palace|
|Crying on the steps of Underworld (Fizz?) after not making my quota of knickers for Carla|
|Reliving Tina's tragic ending on set. It almost looks like there's blood around my head too but that's just my hair...don't worry!|
Anyone else love Coronation Street as much as I do?