Feb 7, 2008

The Dollar Ain't What it Used to Be

I just returned from a quick hop over The Pond to London and Amsterdam. While I was enriched by my European heritage, I was sadly made poorer by our shrinking dollar.

My, how times have changed. In previous trips, yours truly purchased books and goods by the gazillion, watched a play each day in London, and pigged out in her home country on as much Dutch cheese, Indonesian food, and poffertjes as her stomach could hold. No more. Those days are long gone.

Each day we watched our pounds and euros disappear as if by magic. A visit to The Tower of London, for example, cost 16 pounds per person. For three adults, that added up to around 100 U.S. dollars.

Ah, well. Think I'll plan a trip to Bar Harbor or Mexico next year.


eric3000 said...

Well, I hope you had fun anyway!

Yeah, I think Mexico is the way to go until the dollar gets a little stronger. Australia was still affordable when we went a couple of years ago.

Elizabeth said...

I know! When I went to France this autumn, it was painful. We did a lot of walking, eating in, and buying things at street markets. Hope you had fun.