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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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Day #14: London

Ahhh… London. It’s good to be back. Although it’s always oddly difficult to figure out how to spend our time during a short visit (same issue two years ago). Ironically, I think it’s because we’re so familiar with the city and have spent so much time here.  As a result, we’re usually picking between things […]

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We spent the morning playing with Emerson, repacking the suitcases (they’d gotten a bit out of order), storing our luggage, and checking out of The Glasshouse. It was approaching the lunch hour as we’d left. As such, we trekked back into Old Town to visit Oink, a cheap takeaway joint serving pulled pork sandwiches. En […]

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Day #13: Edinburgh, Scotland

Well, I’d written a really nice post about this day, but the damn iPhone app for WordPress ate it just as I was finishing it for posting. What a waste of time / annoyance… Summary: We went to the National Museum of Scotland — it was modest, but enjoyable. We had lunch at The Hanging […]

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