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Day #13: London (Windsor)

For breakfast, we walked over to Kensington High Street and grabbed pastries and coffee at Ole & Steen, a Danish bakery chain that’s built a presence in London. On our way, we agreed to visit Windsor Castle today. So, after breakfast I navigated us to Paddington Station (my “home away from home” these days) to […]

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Today was largely a travel day for us. We departed the ship in Civitavecchia at 8:15. We found disembarking to be very easy — it’s one of the benefits of passengers rolling on and off the manifest at most of the ports-of-call. You simply don’t have the mad crush of an entire ship disgorging itself […]

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Well, this is a first. I’m writing this blog post on a Virgin Atlantic flight somewhere over the UK. Our family vacation around the world–which isn’t a first–was scheduled to start this upcoming Thursday for all of us, but I’ve departed a bit early in order to spend a couple of days in England with […]

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Day #16: Home

Goodbye, London! We flew home from Heathrow on a pleasant and uneventful nine hour flight. The short Alanta-Tampa leg was a bit of a goat rodeo as we somehow managed to get screwed out of our Economy Comfort seats and then lost one of our suitcases at baggage claim in Tampa.  Thankfully, it was mistakenly […]

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Day #15: London

Per my discussion of yesterday about picking what to do while in London, we knew that we wanted to head out of central London today, but we couldn’t easily decide whether to go to Hampton Court Palace or Windsor Castle. Everyone but Emerson has been to both at least once, though not in many years. […]

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