Everyone's been very helpful! I can't tell you what a great welcoming and helpful group of people you are.
My uncle is an employee of Delta, so he has some kind of free ticket that requires me to fly on Delta only (no partners). I will have him check into the dates. I like the idea of flying up to Manchester, slowly working my way to London then returning from Paris. I think going to Amsterdam is more than I can bite off now, plus I want to spend the time seeing stuff, not traveling all the time. But I hope to get there someday.
There's been some wonderful advice on how to fill up the time in England. I like the idea of York.
I've got a big project to finish at University right now, so I think I can't do much more on this until the Thanksgiving break. I will get my Uncle to get the reservations made, though. I can see that's important. Will sketch this out more during Thanksgiving, the hopefully make some final plans over the Christmas holidays.
So, I'll check in to the website from time to time but my degree beckons.
Again, you've all been wonderful and I'll tap your know-how again soon. I like this idea of doing it myself (but with, as mom kept singing in the kitchen "A little help from my friends")