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Friday, February 12, 2016

A royal farewell to London, England!

Back on October 9th, I woke up & I got ready to check out of the Grantly Hotel where I spent six nights while I was in London. Before I turned in my key, I ate breakfast there. When I got done, I went back to my room to get my bags. I then proceeded to say my goodbyes to the wonderful people who made my journey there so memorable. They helped me out all week long. They answered my questions & they treated me like royalty. If I'm fortunate to return some day, I know exactly where I'm going to stay.

Me sitting "down" on the bus
Hammersmith Broadway
Hammersmith Station
Underground Entrance
Here's my train to Heathrow Airport
I walked out & I went around the block where I caught a bus that took me to the Underground so I could get back to Heathrow Airport  in West London to catch my flight back home. I gave myself plenty of time to do so. I got to the Hammersmith train station at 10:15AM. I got on the train shortly thereafter on the Piccadilly line. I arrived at the airport without having to huff & puff. I was in a down mood knowing my fun away was coming to a rapid close.

Heathrow Terminals 1, 2, 3 Station
Time to say goodbye to London
American Airlines Flight Home to NYC
 I gathered myself & I said to myself all good things have to come to an end. I proceeded to get checked in & I headed to the gate to catch my flight on American Airlines back home to JFK Airport in NYC. Due to the time difference, I gained the five hours I lost on the way out. I left there at 12:50PM & I got back to JFK around 4PM our time that Friday afternoon. I proceeded to go through customs as they welcomed me home. It did feel good to be back in familiar surroundings. It was raining lightly at the time. Thankfully the Mets weren't playing that night. As a result, I was able to go home, unpack & relax. 

If you've read what I previously wrote, you know for sure I had a blast. If any of you plan to go to London and/or Paris in the future, please feel free to contact me. I'll gladly help you make your journey as memorable as possible. 

Thank you for reading & following along.

Yours truly,

Gary Herman

1 comment:

robert campion said...


With regards to 1st paragraph...I can totally understand about the hotel. We have said that if we are fortunate to ever visit New York and Chicago again, we would stay in the same hotels.

The Leon on Canal / Chrystie was clean, comfortable with very helpful staff. Also the location gave us an excellent base to explore and get around NYC. The financial district was walkable, and there are several subway stations within a fifteen minute walk that took us uptown and into Brooklyn.

We also felt the same as you when leaving the country. We had such an amazing time in two great cities, and was literally a holiday of a lifetime. We saw everything we planned to do in which the time scale allowed.

Take care mate and I will continue to keep in touch and keep track of your sport watching with interest and envy!!!