On the way to London’s Heathrow Airport, Nils took us the downtown London scenic route. So the kids got to drive over the Tower Bridge, then by the London Eye, past Big Ben and Harrod’s, before deciding to head towards Windsor for lunch.
Windsor is quite a tourist destination and filled with so many Americans. We settled on a meal at the Three Tuns, which was also full of Internationals out for a day out probably by tour bus.
Windor is also home to the Queen’s weekend home and the world’s largest inhabited castle. Parts of it are open for tours, but we had no time and really no interest. The only thing I would have liked to see is the Changing of the Guards. We’re going to make a return trip and really do London like a tourist – including the London Eye, double deck tour bus, Natural History Museum, Tate Modern & more.
When we arrived at the airport, it was a bit sad saying goodbye to Nils but the kids were occupied about taking a flight to Boston, so they quickly got over it. They were also looking forward to pulling their new suitcases – the only problem is that Soren’s robot had a shorter handle than Maebh’s bee. Well that didn’t go over too well since Soren is much taller they had to switch but that was a problem, as a bee is too girly and he liked the boyish robot – despite me explaining they were uni-sex. Had I known it was that way when I bought it, I would have returned it. Oh well, I’ll have to deal with that when back in the UK.
At the airport, we found a kids area at A7, but with Soren’s broken arm, he was very cautious so we were only there for a bit until we had to make our way to the gate, which was pretty far away at B46. Onboard the plane, we had seats in row 53. It was in the very back row, which thankfully it did recline. I also booked three seats with one in the middle hoping that no one would take that seat and they didn’t so partway through Maebh was able to lay down.
|Soren took this photo.|
As our flight left at 6 pm, I was convinced that the kids would be tired and want to nap. But as we were flying above the clouds, it was full sun streaming in the windows so they kept saying it was morning. Finally, both kids slept for a few hours. During that time, I was able to watch Dallas Buyers Club – what a movie! The food on-board was great. Soren had an adult meal, Maebh a child and me a vegetarian. I think on the return home, Soren will get a kids meal too as they had more “treats”.Overall while it was a long journey to Boston, it was okay and the kids did great!