The Lansdowne Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Free parking
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... have to pull into the hedges if a car came. It was a rather stressful drive, but we survived. Brian, as passenger, actually had it worse I think since he had no control and just had to hope nothing disastrous happened. In general, I preferred the (wider) country roads to driving in towns. Two lane roundabouts freak me out as I have no idea how to merge over. One lane roundabouts are easy. I was very happy any time we got to an intersection with a traffic ...
We left Paris out 6:20am, heading to Frankfurt. That was a short flight that Brian and Alex mostly slept through. A short layover in Frankfurt (where we got some food) and then back to London. Again, they slept most of the time on the plane. I dozed a little. The approach to Heathrow was incredible, and we were able to see all the landmarks we had seen during the previous 6 days. Didn't really make up for the plight, but it ...
... then threw up in the middle of church!) On the 27<sup>th</sup> we saw reports of travel chaos and people stranded trying to get to the Alps, but luckily our travel on the Sunday was absolutely fine, and we arrived in Val d'Isere as expected with time to hire our skis before our first evening in the chalet. We had a great (albeit very cold) week, the snow from Saturday lasted pretty well, although the ...
... buy admission only to the castle and gardens, but not the Egyptian Exhibition. (The Fifth Earl of Carnarvon helped discover the tomb of King Tut in 1922.)
If you really want to get technical, the building isn’t really a castle. It wasn’t built for royalty, and there are no battlements or military structures. It’s a mansion for very rich people.
And very beautiful and luxurious.
So we left Cornwall and followed a huge, yellow gibbous moon. Saw the sun rise over Stonehenge. The mist pooled and we wondered - briefly - why were leaving beautiful south-west England.
At Fleet services at 5am, we had a great surpirise as Dawn's dad ( Umpa) was there ...