We were up early, ate our English breakfast at the hotel and walked the two blocks to the Underground at Hounslow Central pulling our luggage. NO RAIN! Thanks for your prayers! We'd made sure that we had enough money on our Oyster Cards for the trip the day before so no problem with tickets. But...those stairs...a young lady grabbed mine before I started up and I immediately took the small roller bag from Jim who had to take his large suitcase up the first half; at the landing a young gentlemen grabbed his big case and suddenly we were on the platform with energy to spare!
At noon they let us move into the train platforms and right on time we were moving away from London. There was only one stop at Ebbsfleet International to pick up more passengers at the Southern Station before going for the big swim! We'd been told to chew food or gum to relieve the pressure on the ears. You really can tell that
We walked the area, stopping to see the outside of my sister's apartment which is less than five minutes to walk. Then we went across the street to the bar and had a delicious dinner, Jim enjoyed his canard (duck), before returning to the apartment which was now ready for us. We'd purchased tickets
The concert was more modern than we'd ever expected so only stayed for half of it. Then we walked back to the apartment past the Marie for the City of Paris. The wifi is extremely good here in the apartment; a great television except for the language....we did enjoy the English in England! Soon we were climbing up the ladder to our bed in the loft...no, one can not stand up in the loft; perfect for children but a bit hard on these old bones. Another serendipity experience. Dinner tonight with our Paris friends and off to CDG Airport at seven o'clock tomorrow morning to greet my sister Mary and her husband Phil. au revior
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