Taking my mom to England

May 1st, 2003, 04:37 PM
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Hooray for you, Rosalie! Do it while you both can and make the most of every minute of your holiday. Everyone travels a little differently, but for me this means NOT RUSHING around the country trying to see everything. My husband and I are taking my parents to England May 15-27 - 1 week in the Cotswolds, 4 days in London - and the main plan is to soak up as much local-ness as possible. We've been in England in May twice before and it is a splendid time to go. Not crowded, gorgeous gardens, nice weather for the most part. Enjoy - I'll post some notes from our trip when we get back.
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May 1st, 2003, 10:06 PM
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I don't mean to be rude, but is there any particular reason to go to England? If not, then a mother / daughter trip to another country might be more interesting. Sorry to all you Anglo-phobes but my (extensive) experiences in England have led me to go there for museums and art galleries, some theatre and little else...
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May 2nd, 2003, 06:02 AM
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Why apologise to anglophobes for disliking England? Could you possibly mean anglophiles? And if so, could your problems with England be at all connected with the fact that you seem not to speak the language?
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May 2nd, 2003, 06:03 AM
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Hi, Rosalie. I don't know what airline you are considering or your mother's physical state, but when I took my Mom to England and France last fall (marvelous weather in October) we flew British Air and she was treated like royalty! She required assistance coming and going - wheelchair, essentially. I telephoned BA, gave them the reservation number and told them we needed wheelchairs for both London and Paris. Not only were the chairs there, but the staff who assisted were charmingly friendly and went out of their way to be helpful (and we went to the head of every line!). At one stop, going back to London from Paris, passengers deplaned directly onto the tarmac which Mom couldn't do. BA brought the food truck that lifts to the plane door and took us down on that. While we waited the Captain came back and chatted with us. And the crew called her "luv" which just tickled her pink. What a great airline - Although we've had some problem bringing Mom back down to earth after all that attention. We didn't have a package but BA does have some good offers - great offers right now. Have fun with your Mom.
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May 2nd, 2003, 07:58 AM
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In addition to the Web sites posted above, try www.autoeurope.com for specials on both plane tickets alone and package deals.
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