I visited England and Ireland in 2002 as a graduation gift to myself for getting my degree from the University of Colorado. I've always been somewhat of an Anglophile and a great fan and admirer of Queen Elizabeth II. So while I haven't been watching the festivities connected with the Jubilee, I do heartily wish that my circumstances had allowed me to be there in person. I fell in love with London during my '02 visit and can't wait to return. I probably won't ever get to meet "Queeny", as I've always affectionately and respectfully called her, and I'm sure she doesn't feel deprived that way, but should I ever get the chance, I'll seize it with both hands. She's been the only Queen of England most of us have known, and she has done a marvelous job maintaining her own integrity during all these sixty years.