Left NYC at 11:00 p.m. and arrived in London (Gatwick) at 10:30 a.m. local time and went through customs and got to hotel (via train, then taxi) in 90 minutes. Didn’t sleep on the flight, but was well-fed (full dinner and breakfast) and had movies to watch. Was surprised with an upgrade to a suite, including a nice dining room. Took a nap, though, as soon as I checked in. Then went for a walk. Really need to pay attention when crossing the street but didn’t get run over, so I’ll claim the walk successful. Saw a number of sites in a couple of hours. I’m in the Kensington area so close to a number of attractions. Surprisingly, I only had one “what am I doing” moment when landing this morning. But after getting settled in, I’m ready. Bring it on! Still need to figure out what I’m doing about a phone. Tried to get a SIM card to work in my current phone, but my first attempt didn’t work. I’ll figure something out. With limited WiFi, I did find myself walking in circles – so took a cab back tothe hotel, otherwise I might still be walking around. Second thought, I know I’d still be walking around.
Now for some pictures… (Random – some from today and some from yesterday. Was going to put in order, but that was took much like work, and since I’m retired, and CEO of my time, I decided not to. Ha! 🙂
The cabin had a monitor what showed the flight path and time to arrive at the airport. It was like watching a clock – guess it was!
How much further?
When do we land?
New Whitney Museum
4th of July Fireworks Brooklyn Bridge Too many to show… NYC City Hall Fountain by City Hall
Oldest City Hall in U.S.
First view of England Use this body bag for passport, CC, $$
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney (Gloria’s Aunt)
Buckingham Palace Buckingham Palace Gates to the Palace Queen Victoria
Look familiar? Where is Big Ben?