|We are spending the next 2 weeks in London.|
Last week - Lulu and I were doing our daily walk in the Governors Square Mall in Tallahassee. I was sweating a bit and said to Lulu - if you wanted to go to London for 2 weeks - I would not protest - just to get away from the humidity. Within hours - she got us 2 plane tickets using frequent flyer miles. She emailed FSU London - and got us the apartment next door to our old London Olympics apartment. We were set.
On Sunday at 11AM our plane left Tallahassee. We flew to Atlanta - then Detroit - finally to London. It was a great route. On the last leg we were flying with Virgin Airlines. The plane was only part full - we each had 3 seats to ourselves so we could lay flat. The flight was our quickest ever to London. We left Detroit at 6 PM and in a little over 6 hours - we were circling Heathrow Airport. We had a strong tailwind across the Atlantic and our plane was moving at 650 MPH! The pilot announced at 5 AM Monday London time - that we were too early and could not land before 6 AM because of sound laws. We set down at 6:02 AM. Lulu slept most of the way - I even got a little nap.
Monday morning - I was stumbling around Heathrow in my shorts and into the Tube station. We had a few old Tube cards and 52 minutes later we were at our local Russell Square Station. By 8:30 - we were in our apartment - and zonked out in some of our beds. We have 12 to chose from! We have 13 nights here - maybe we will spend a night in each bed :-)
We asked for a 2 bedroom apartment - but they gave us a larger one at no charge. It is huge. 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. It has a kitchen - living room - and dining room. There is a back courtyard. It is just like our old Olympic apartment except it is broken up into more rooms.
After our little nap here - Lulu got all cleaned up and she is off to shopping for groceries. I am hooking up our Apple TV and making sure everything is on the Internet.
It is overcast and 66 degrees here and cloudy at 3 PM.
It is a shame we have 5 bedrooms here in this wonderful apartment in the best area of London - and they will mostly be wasted. We did not expect this much room. Usually when Lulu teaches here - FSU pays for her lodging. This is a pleasure trip - so the rent is on us. Still - I think of ways to make money from it :-) Maybe I can advertise on Craigslist or AirBnB :-)
Our plans are simple. We plan to spend every night in this apartment. We will go to shows - museums - parks - shopping - and enjoying the natives. The city has put up giant screens for watching the Olympics - all over town. This is one way to avoid the Zika Virus.
We will take a day trip to Liverpool.
Lulu and I each have our own bathrooms. We have 4 bathtubs - 4 showers - 2 toilets. We have a big screen TV and we have hooked our Apple TV to it. The windows are open - front and back - and a gentle breeze blows through. I will take pictures soon.