Little Venice

Trip Start Jun 12, 2010
Trip End Jul 18, 2010

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Bart here.  "Check out is at 11:30.  Flight is at 1:40.  We have plenty of time."  Of course, we barely made it.  Who's the idiot that made that statement?  Uh, that would be me.

Heathrow to Paddington Station.  Out of the station right to the hotel. Pocaheidias is amazing!  If it was up to me, we'd either be lost or using $400 worth of GPS.

Paddington Station is a little rough, but still the beautiful old architecture.  On our way out, we went through a shopping area with a Sushi bar where the sushi rolls by on a conveyor.  We will try to get video of it or check it out on youtube (

After check in, we unpacked in our "cabin".  The room is actually smaller that our ship's cabins on any of our cruises.  Good practice.

After unpacking, we went for a walk and dinner.  We headed for an area Heidi found on the Internet called "Little Venice": a canal complete with long boats (although no gondolas).  It's very nice.  We found a great little restaurant, The Summerhouse on the Waterway.  Known for its seafood, I ordered steak.  Everything was good and we enjoyed a pitcher of Pimms lemonade.  Pimms, we found out is a sloe gin and the lemonade was infused with berries, mint, limes, and cucumber.

We drifted back to the hotel, stopping by a market to buy some chocolate.  (For my friends that like the dark, it was very subtle at first and then snuck up on your tongue.)
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