Our first flight (DFW to Houston) did not leave until 5:30 so we stayed at our hotel until checkout time of noon. We grabbed some lunch at Whataburger then headed to the airport.
We had a few hours to kill at the airport so we rode the Skylink all the way around the airport.
Then we happened upon a little lounge that no one was using and had comfy seating.
Our flight to Houston left on time and landed early, however, there was no gate for us to pull in to so we sat in the plane on the ground for around 25 minutes.
That made the connection to our London flight a little closer than expected so we went straight to the gate and waited. The flight was delayed leaving, so we ended up not eating dinner until after 9:00pm on the plane. The next nine hours were a blur of watching movies and dozing. I really did not sleep much at all. We landed at London Heathrow around 12:00 noon London time. After clearing customs and collecting our bags, we headed down to the tube. Took us 4 trains to get to our VRBO, but we made it and the place is really nice.
It was around 3:00pm and we had not eaten anything since a light breakfast on the plane so we walked down the street to a local place whose speciality is something called a Big Mac.
Then we took a bus to a supermarket and got some some groceries. Then the bus back to the VRBO.
Now, we are pretty zonked and I am thankful I did not plan anything for us to do today other than get settled in. it is 6:30pm here and I am ready to go to bed.
The Mashburns are headed out again on another epic adventure. We will be going further than ever before to visit London. This trip is bigger this year (i.e. more expensive) because it is Michael’s senior trip. We are excited to get going and will post daily here with our activities.
Here is our itinerary…
7/2 – Depart Amarillo for Fort Worth to spend the night
7/3 – Depart DFW airport for London
7/4 – Arrive in London and get settled in
7/5-7/9 – Explore London
7/10 – Depart London for DFW
7/11 – Drive back to Amarillo
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