I finished up a busy summer of teaching on August 9th, and on August 11th, I hightailed it to London! As it happened, I had also held down the law practice on my own for the proceeding 10 work days, so I was especially ready to get some time away. You know you want to really get away when you flee to another continent!
I love London. I studied over there in 1996, and returned for vacationing 1997 & 1998, so I got lots of commentary from people about why I wanted to go back again. It's London, for crying out loud! As Samuel Johnson wrote in 1777, "When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.". It had been so long since I had been there, that I enjoyed seeing things again, or several things for the first time. Plus I also visited Belgium for the first time.