Miss Hero Holliday on her holidays | London [part 2]

I’ve finally gotten around to putting the second part of our London holidays together! If you missed part one you can catch up on it here.

After our exhausting but exhilarating day at Sketch and Warner Brothers World on Sunday, we started the next week at a slower pace with a sleep-in and then a leisurely walk through Regent’s Park to the Sherlock Holmes Museum. 221b Baker Street was another attraction that Craig wanted to tick off his London list, while I haven’t read a single Sherlock Holmes book although I had watched a couple of movies. There was a long queue to get in as they only let in small groups at a time, and luckily we eventually made it inside just before a wild rain storm! It was very amusing that the tour guides acted like Sherlock was just out for the day and talked about him and his ‘belongings’ in the house as if they were real, though there were also a lot of mannequins on the top floor which were more than a little terrifying!

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Miss Hero Holliday on her holidays: New Orleans and back to Houston

Welcome to part 3 of my trip to the USA! In part one I covered Houston, Dallas and Memphis, and in part two I covered Nashville, Pigeon Forge and Atlanta.

After our stay in Atlanta we packed up our things again and headed over to New Orleans! This was a long 7 hour (plus rest stops) journey, so by the time we arrived we were pretty exhausted. However it was all worth it when we arrived at our accomodation, the Creole Gardens Guesthouse and Inn. In the middle of the beautiful Garden District, Creole Gardens is the cutest B&B with a sunny and relaxing courtyard and a brightly painted exterior. Inside the rooms were rustically decorated with gilded mirrors, antique wardrobes and chandeliers. All the staff were so friendly and helpful, and we got a superb breakfast every morning – what more could you ask for?

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Miss Hero Holliday on her holidays: Nashville, Pigeon Forge, Atlanta

Welcome to part 2 of my trip to the USA! In part 1 I covered Houston, Dallas and Memphis, and you can read all about it here.

After our time in Memphis, the next stop on our journey was Nashville. We didn’t have much time to spend in Nashville so we left Memphis fairly early on the Saturday. This gave us time to leave our bags at the hotel and then do a bit of shopping. I picked up some brooches and a pair of vintage heels at the Hip Zipper, and then we strolled around the monthly market at the Fairgrounds where I hunted through boxes and bins to find 11 short beaded necklaces and 6 enamel brooches for a song! I wish we had a market back home as good as that one!

That evening we (of course) had to take a trip to the Grand Ole Opry. I had us staying at the Best Western Suites near Opryland so we were able to get a shuttle to the Opry and back from our hotel. We had no idea what to expect as we really don’t have country music in New Zealand, but it was a lot of fun and there was so much variety!

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