Day 5: London

Today we woke up around 8 and traveled to Victoria station to check on Leeds Castle departure times. We decided that the train times wouldn’t allow us to spend enough time at the castle, so we picked up breakfast instead (hot cocoa/cappuccino, pain du chocolat/ham and cheese croissant from the French patisserie at Victoria). After […]

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Day 4: London

We woke up just before 10 AM (finally slept in!). Our plan was to head to Leeds Castle for the day. We didn’t have time to catch the 11:18 AM train after getting ready, so we decided to shoot for the 12:18 PM train instead. We called the concierge desk at the Millennium Mayfair Hotel […]

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Day 3: Paris

We went to bed shortly after midnight. At about 1:30 AM, the fire alarm went off in the hotel. We got dressed quickly and proceeded down the narrow stairway (not as narrow as the elevator!). Once we were near the bottom of the stairs, we heard “pas de problemme”, which apparently means β€œdon’t worry about […]

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Day 2: Paris

We woke up at 4:45 AM to catch the 5:30 AM Tube to Waterloo Station (departure point for the Eurostar train to Paris). We left the hotel and walked to the Bond Street station, only to find that the doors were locked (it turns out we went to the *wrong* doors)! Frustrated and worried about […]

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Day 1: Travel/London

After weeks of preparation and a full day of packing, we left for London today! Following a cab ride to the airport, we took the short flight from RDU to Charlotte (about 15 minutes in the air) to catch our *much* longer flight to London-Gatwick. The flight to Charlotte was a little bumpy (and delayed), […]

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Day at the Beach

I finally made it to the beach this weekend! Yeah, I know the calendar says July, but it’s been busy. At any rate, it was good to finally get there and just relax (if you call GMAT studying relaxing). I wish that I was staying for the whole week. The water temperature was in the […]

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U2 in Philly

This weekend, Stacey and I made the quick (55 min) flight to Philly for the U2 in concert at the Wachovia Center! Needless to say, U2 did not disappoint! They kicked some serious ass! I would have to say that it was probably the best concert I’ve been to in my life! If only I […]

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Kiawah Island

Our trip to Kiawah Island, SC was to run my first half marathon. Stacey and I drove down on a Friday afternoon to our villa at the private golf resort. The drive there was very quick and non-eventful, as we have made the journey down I-95 several times in the past. Without holiday traffic it’s […]

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New Orleans

Stacey and I spent Halloween weekend and the first week of November in New Orleans. It was out first trip to the Big Easy and we had a great time! We traveled to New Orleans for the Macromedia MAX 2004 conference (an IT conference relating to Macromedia products). For more on the conference, check out […]

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Fall in Virginia!

Stacey and I just returned from our annual trip to see the Fall color. This year we traveled to the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, about 4 hours northwest of Raleigh. It did not disappoint! We typically head to the Blue Ridge Parkway or the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Due to all the sotrm damage […]

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