A Layover In London
Prior to this trip, I had not been abroad in nearly 8 years. wow.
In college I spent the spring semester of my Junior year studying and interning in London, England. I loved it. I was so excited to have the opportunity to once again visit this amazing city, even if it was just for a quick afternoon layover.
Cheerio from London! Prank phone calls from BK, she's back, hi.
We originally planned to visit Windsor castle - to have a tea party with the Queen, duh - but we were hesitant to buy tickets in advance, in the event that we had a flight delay. So we waited, and planned to buy them on our phones when we landed. Fast-forward 4 hours... we landed... but couldn't buy our tickets. Odd.
Our goof! Turns out you can't buy tickets online for day-of admission. We were not about to waste our precious afternoon waiting IN LINE for tickets so we quickly developed a plan b.
We snagged tickets for the Heathrow Express and zoomed into Paddington station.
We lucked out with some amazing weather - warm and sunny - so we stretched our legs and walked to the Kensington Gardens, and then further to Kensington Place.
Can you spy my waldo?
Or this lady b?
We only had a few hours to explore. I wish we had so many more!
Then off we went. Back to Chicago. Back to reality.
I loved writing each and every one of my Turkish trip blog posts. It gave me a sneaky excuse to review all my pictures and reminisce about the fun things we saw, ate and experienced. wow.
Below is a recap of the Turkish Adventure series [click to read the posts if you missed 'em!]:
- The wedding in Istanbul
- Breakfast at Bazlama
- We're on a boat
- Beach days in Cesme
- Lunch at the Nars Hotel
Also, one last thing, before we go. [It's like the movie credits ... with a bonus, post-credits clip at the end. You can't leave! FOMO.]
That's Keaton's contribution to the trip's blog posts. What is it you ask? I had the same question. A map. A map of the airport.
Airport geek squad! Just jokes. I'm 101% grateful that Keaton enjoys the airport scene and navigates us appropriately so I can focus my attention on the more important things ... like ... Instagram.
If there wasn't a boomerang of us walking down the autowalk [see, zoomin'], were we even at the airport?! No.