Posted November 13th, 2017, 09:39 AM
I am following along, looking forward for more.
Dave it's not just you.Wow! Had no idea that no one could see the photos. Will head over to Flickr and reset photos. Bummer. Didn’t know that. Sorry everyone. Thanks Norris.
It's the curse of Photobucket. Even if I click on the error message which takes me to PB the photo isn't available to view unless Trip (MrMet) coughs up a monthly ransom.
Trip-come on over to Flickr!
Thank you for your great review. As a Londoner, born and bred it was great to read that you used our iconic black cab service. Our son drives one if these, having done the 'Knowedge" which took 5 years. They have to learn over 14,000 quickest routes covering the whole of London from memory. At least they fully police checked and a very safe form of transport. They are also a font of information and know all the latest news.
So looking forward to reading the rest of your review and thank you for your time.
We were on this voyage as well, looking forward to your review (and pics).
I just finished posting all of my memorabilia into a scrapbook -- there was a lot of it! We hope to repeat this trip in 2019, apparently on the Regal (taking this itinerary over from Caribbean).
Glad it's not just me.
Taking this cruise next June. Wish I could see the pix.Ditto. Was thinking I was the only one who couldn't view the pics.
Our Bird 747-400
Mr. Met testing the leg room in row 17. At 5'3", there was plenty of room!
Mrs. Met enjoying pre-flight Chardonnay after a last minute upgrade to Business Class
Thank you for following along. We found the black cabbies to be very personable and knowledgeable, and very convenient.Amazing how well they know their city. Many years ago while in college drove cab in NYC and these guys put my knowledge of the city to shame.
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LONDON CALLING Day 2-- 9/8/10Gate at Tower of London
Master Steves recommended in his guide that getting to the Tower London early to see the Crown Jewels was essential. Since this was one of the focal points or our tourism wants, we heeded his and the hotel concierge’s advice and black cabbed it to the Tower. We were in the queue with our London Passes securely loaded in our phone by 8:50 AM. The passes were quite helpful and saved essential touring time and money. By 9:03 AM we had hurried our way into the exhibit to observe Her Royal Majesty’s exquisite jewels. As a man, I would truly say that I was impressed, so I can’t imagine what the women were thinking! Mrs. Met cracked that I needed to get a better job so I could afford to give her a piece of what she observed. Well played Mrs. Met!
A quick tour on a Hop on Hop Off bus landed us later at world famous Harrod’s department store. I had visited this landmark 40 years prior when my parents brought our family to England for a week. It was everything I remembered it to be. We really enjoyed cruising around each floor with its high-end fashion designers,cutting edge electronics, and wonderful food market sections. One could truly spend 2 or three days there and not see everything. A quick stop in the Burger Bar there for 3 sliders and chips and 3 Diet Cokes cost a cool 50 GBP, but it was totally worth the splurge. Dinner with a member of the golf club where I work was planned for later that evening at Langan’s Restaurant (owned by actor Michael Cain) so we black cabbed it back to the hotel and freshened up for what was a truly wonderful meal at Langan’s.