Initially the plan was to fly into Edinburgh on a Wednesday morning, take the Hogwarts express to London, spend four days there sightseeing, take the Hogwarts express back to Edinburgh, spend a few days there and fly out. Total time in the UK, a week. Seventeen_year_old and newspaper_girl were not happy about that. They first suggested they stay alone a few extra days, then they suggested everyone stay a few extra days.
So, at last Thursday's meeting with mandatory parental involvement, everyone staying a few extras days was agreed upon, with no chance in Hell of them staying alone. A few days ago, at a cookie booth sale, they were back to one week.
She's citing cost, which is most likely due to us, as the other two girls have no problem funding this. Every extra day is about $200 more.
The leader is a hyper-organized sort who wants to know why they want to stay longer, since they already have every day filled with activities, and no other activities have been asked for.
Seventeen_year_old wants some unplanned downtime for serendipitous adventures. That probably won't fly, but if there were things they could ask for to schedule, they might get an extra day or two?
So, what's cool and cheap in London that would appeal to two tee-totalling eighteen_year_olds? Ideally something that might involve running into Matt Smith, Chameleon Circuit or Benedict Cumbersnatch.
In twelve_year_old news, I'm exposing her to the geek canon, and we're working our way through Miyazaki. We've gone through the Indiana Jones movies, and finished A New Hope Lucas updated edition where Greedo missed from six feet away complemented by the original scene Sunday.
On the 1st we went to see The Wind Rises, which was pretty good. I would have preferred more alloys and less tb. Vote in my poll!
Since it's a new year, we have new health insurance and a new mail order pharmacy. Coupled with a less and less caring doctor, Mrs. Ha has had a difficult time getting all our scripts filled, and they insurance company owes us $65. She had an appointment on January 3rd, but they hadn't sent us cards yet, so they charged her full price. Best health care system in the world.
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