Sunday, May 27, 2012

Allen - British Isles

2012 British Isles

5/26 Finally arrived at The Goring at 11 PM. It was a long day. More than 16 hours from wake up to hotel!! Up at 2:30 & 2:45 AM. Pick up at 4 AM. Ugh!! 

Flight at 5:50. A stopover at Washington Dulles - where our wheelchairs did not arrive :-( We had to walk more than 50 gates plus a couple retail areas. Much too long for us. We made the connection to London; but, we were very tired. 

7 1/2 hour flight to London was pretty uneventful. Two meals, big lounging seats, movies at our seats, some naps - can't go wrong with that. Amazingly, we were out of Heathrow Airport in about 45 minutes. Must be a record. 

5/27 First day in London was great. Met up with friends at the London Eye - a very large ferris wheel. Wonderful panoramic views of London. After the 45-ish minute ride, we all had tea before taking a cab to Porters for dinner. Traditional Sunday special - Roast beef with gravy, Yorkshire pudding, carrots and potatoes. We shared a meal. Dessert - summer pudding - one of my favorites & chocolate cake. Back to The Goring & relax for the evening. It was a good day!

Take care and be well. 

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