|United Lounge in Chicago|
As a follow up from yesterday, we did make it to the airport lounge and I was just sitting down with a glass of wine along with some crackers and cheese when they announced our flight was boarding. Never one to waste a good glass of wine (Cabernet), I drank it rather quickly, picked up our snacks and headed over to the gate with hubby in tow.
I did slip my video camera out and filmed portions of the lounge, which I will watch to select a still frame I can share here. Every time we arrive in London Heathrow airport, we tend to forget that no matter what airline you take from the USA, you have to walk at least 3 miles to get from the gate to Immigration. Then you need to stand in a never-ending, slow-moving line of people, who, just like you, are waiting to show their passports and landing cards so they can enter the country. Since we're staying for 8 weeks, the immigration officials tend to look at us as if we're daft, because we're visiting during their off-season. But we like cooler weather. Normally, we're here through Thanksgiving to mid-December. This year we arrived earlier, and we're leaving earlier.
|Floor Plan and Stairs|
|Flat is on the right, above Paul Smith|
Okay, I think I'll have a bit of a lie down myself. Be back on later this evening.
I'm back. We rallied around 9PM GMT, got dressed and went to Cafe Rouge for dinner (very continental of us). It's one of our favorites. (Forgot to take picture of our dinner - just not used to photographing food.) After that, we walked through the Leicester Square area to the neighborhood Tesco grocery store and purchased some staples, then limped back to the flat and unpacked.
We're acting like we're 80 years old with all the aches and pains both of us acquired in the last twelve hours. It's a little after 1 AM, London time, so I think I'll close down for tonight and post more tomorrow.