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... br> hour—we check in smoothly and head for the lounge. B4 announces that
she will be making one final sweep of shops for eyeglass frames and is off. Her
eye for frames amazes me.
Soon enough British Airways flight 595 is ready to board but
the Italians make a mess of what I had thought would be British formality
during the process. We are in Club World class on this A320 and I reminisce
about the day, long ago, when U.S. ...
... some more Shaun Sheep.
Spent some wonderful hours in the galleries looking at art from the 1300's onwards. Inspiring.
Walked as the clouds gathered then headed for cover as the skies opened. Yes my raincoat was in my room. Had a wonderful walk back when the sun came out again. Now getting ready for the tour of UK that starts ...
... hanging out, people watching, and of course taking pictures. We went back to a pub by Piccadilly Circus for lunch (which ended up not being very good but looked cool) and then grabbed the bus for more touring. We stayed on for a route throughout the city hitting all the main sites and crossing over the Tower bridge and back. The only hard thing about the tour bus is that it takes a long time. When, after about 2 ish hours, we circled back to the Buckingham gardens (where we had ...
... the Old Royal Observatory to have our photograph taken standing on the zero longitude line. Walking back into Greenwich we went into a number of shops selling nautical knick knacks and English lollies.
The kids finally had McDonalds for tea. The menu boards and meals looked like McDonalds but the rest of the shop didn't. It took us three train line changes to get home to avaid the 'scheduled maintenance' works.
... the hotel to the Contiki lounge quite easily. Once inside we had to wait until 2:00pm to be able to check-In. We then took up residence with other tourers in the Contiki lounge and used the free time and internet to update my Blog and skpye with home. We finally checked in and found out about a Contiki meeting at 6:00pm.
Once checked into the hotel I meet my roommates in the room already both going on different Contiki tours. I welcomed the chance to ...