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Back from my Grand British Adventure

January 6th, 2018 at 09:26 am

I got home late last night. Still recovering as I came home with a little cough & sore throat. I had a wonderful time. I left on December 27th for London, then traveled to Edinburgh January 2nd. I had such a great time. The original purpose for the trip was to attend the musical Hamilton that opened at Victoria Palace last month. Other things I did included touring Westminster Abbey, Tower of London, Hampton Court, Windsor Castle, Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh Castle, Scottish Parliament, the Scottish Whiskey Experience, & Mary King's Close. We also attended an abbreviated changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. This was my second trip to London and also my second trip to Westminster Abbey, Tower of London, and Buckingham Palace (I still have not been there during the short period to tour the inside of BHP yet). In two months were are traveling to Greece!

In financial news, Vanguard refunded me most, but not all of the money in my 401k. Strange, as all monies were to be returned to me. When I contacted them they said that the money remaining was from a 2016 contribution. Problem with this is that the balance appears to be over double what that contribution was, I had already received the withdrawals on 2016 contributions in early 2017, and there should be no money remaining in this account since both years contributions were to be withdrawn. So we will see what they do next. I'm starting to be less than impressed with Vanguard lately. I might need to start looking elsewhere.

8 Responses to “Back from my Grand British Adventure”

  1. scottish girl Says:

    Sounds fun! Hope you're not too jet-lagged.

  2. ceejay74 Says:

    Wow sounds like an awesome trip!

  3. PatientSaver Says:

    I was just reading your sidebar profile and thinking what a great job you've done saving for retirement. But why not pay off that credit card quickly since it seems you have the funds. CC debt is so high interest.

  4. Kellyb Says:

    What did you think of Hamilton? I'm obsessed with it!

  5. terri77 Says:

    Hamilton was wonderful! This was my second time seeing it. I saw it on Broadway the summber of 2016. I hope to see it in other cities.

  6. terri77 Says:

    Hi Patient Saver, I did just pay off $10k with my settlement money. I am now paying down the remaining balance, but it is at 0% interest right now.

  7. PatientSaver Says:

    Oh, ok, I understand. 0% interest!

  8. rob62521 Says:

    Welcome back home from your trip. Glad you had a delightful time!

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