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Spring Break 2006, London © R. Craig Collins, 2005/6

[To see just pictures (all 150 someodd, click here)] Travelogue with select pictures below.

Saturday, March 11
07:00 am Wake up and pack (Diane had a track meet the night before that didn't end until late)
12:00 pm Burrito lunch at Papa Bear's
01:00 pm Head to Air Park Express near DFW
03:00 pm Check in Terminal C; camped near gate C32
05:00 pm Buy Turkey and swiss sandwiches at Au Bon Pain
05:05 pm Begin boarding 757 for flight to JFK
09:55 pm Arrive JFK, Terminal 9, gate 42... head to Terminal 8, Gate 10
10:55 pm Board 777 for flight to London Heathrow
10:55 pm Late dinner of Chicken or lasagna
10:55 pm Seatback movies include Aeon FLux, National Treasure, and Goal
Sunday, March 12
10:00 Crackers and cheese as we fly over Ireland
11:30 Land Heathrow; plane parked in the boonies, had to come down old stairs to bus to Terminal 3
11:30 No luggage to collect (all carry on, using space saver bags :), straight to Customs
12:15 Picked up by Totally driver; off to SEAT Cordoba estate (minivan)
13:15 Arrived at City Hotel, East-end near Brick Lane; checked into room 302
City Hotel. London City Hotel. London

Click thumbnail images below for larger images of the entry hall, 'adult's' room, 'kid's' room, and the view
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14:15 Head to Westminster via District Line... East Aldgate 'tube' station just around the corner
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Aldgate 'tube' station
14:45 Arrive Westminster Abbey; just behind Parliament, across the river from the London Eye Observation Wheel.
15:00 Evensong service at Westminster Abbey, and a quick visit in the Gift shop
16:00 Head across the river to County Hall, trade vouchers for tickets to the London Eye