Friday, June 09, 2006

Jason and Leah Travel to the UK

It was brought up in the comments of yesterday's post mentioning that we started training 3 weeks early and what happens if everything goes as planned and now I have these extra three weeks to deal with.

Well.

Jason and I are going to Lancaster, England for a conference at the beginning of July. A couple of months ago our advisor asked if we wanted to go to this conference called BEACH...we said sure, thinking that it would be somwhere, where there was a well...beach. Then he said, "It's in Lancaster, England and they need two speakers so we thought that you guys would work out well" I tried to hold my composure while at the same time falling off the chair. It's really exciting that we get to travel to Europe for a conference. I think it might be a nice conference with lots of dinners/trips planned so I am looking forward to it.

So you notice that I said beginning of July, that's three weeks from tomorrow. I need to get moving on getting organized and talks ready and whatnot. There will be lots of talk of the trip in the upcoming weeks and any tips or sites we have to see while there would be appreciated. We are going to be in Lancaster for the conference which is a week long, than Manchester for a day or two and we are going to go down to London for about two days as well. It's going to be a lot of quick sightseeing...which is always fun!

Also since some of the days we'll be in travel or without internet my Dad over here said he would guest post for us. He's working on getting ready for a 15K in Florida which we are going to join him for on September 2nd. He should also know where we will be so can update if we can't.

So there it is. I can't assume that I'll be able to get every run in perfectly for the two weeks that we are there....so hence....starting 3 weeks early!

16 comments:

Susan said...

So cool. You guys are going to have a blast!

Haight said...

Very cool. Thought I would Google some info about Lancaster for kicks...and look what I found...

http://www.lancasterathletics.co.uk/training.htm

Oh...does WGN reach over there?

LeahC said...

haight-awesome!!!! thanks! it looks like they have a running path there that will work for our runs.

Jason will be going through withdrawl during our trip there....but with they way the cubs are playing it might be a good thing :-(

Running Rabbit said...

Have a fabulous time and take lots 'O pics! It can't be all work and no play, right?

LeahC said...

i get a little crazy with my camera so I'm planning on buying a couple more memory cards before we go :-)

Kendra said...

That's going to be so much fun! Have you ever been to London before. I was there for a study abroad trip and I loved it. Hope you have a great time!

Nicole said...

Have an awesome trip. And, how fun to have your dad fill in.

Bridgette said...

Yay! Scott is going to post. :) I am too jealous to respond to Leah & Jason.

LeahC said...

we did catch a break on this one! our friend went to another conference in Canada and I guess got to stay at some really swanky hotel and learned to ski...sometimes it's ok being a Grad student.

Scott said...

Yes, I will be commanding this blog for a bit. Don't be surprise if it slips toward sailing at some point.

DAd/Scott

Bob said...

Very cool, you two will have a great time.

Joe said...

Have fun in jolly old England. Have you flown over the puddle before? I hope you're flying in business class. :-)

jeanne said...

what an opportunity! I love england, hope you do too. maybe you can meet up with some english RBF'ers!

LeahC said...

we have flown to France before and we sat in just about the oppoisite of business class. We were in the LAST row. The seats didn't go back because there was a wall right behind us.

no business class this time either :-(

Joe said...

> no business class this time either

See if they can put you in the emergency exit row. That should give you some extra leg room.

LeahC said...

i think that those rows are now designated to be those advanced coach or whatever and cost an extra 35 dollars a ticket. The first 15 rows or whatever on United have these seats with extra leg room, but extra money. it's so stupid. We'll try and get something good though. lord knows we'll be at the air port super early so we should have our choice :-)