12 night british isles rt from southampton (with dublin overnight) 9/10/17

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#22
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Originally posted by Bimmer09
Dave it's not just you.
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!
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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.

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#23
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Originally posted by newport dave
Don't know if it's just me, but can't see any pictures. Getting an error message.
Glad it's not just me.
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#24
Naples, FL
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Originally posted by crows nest club
Mister met

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.


Thank you for following along. We found the black cabbies to be very personable and knowledgeable, and very convenient.


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#25
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Hello all,

I have ditched the Bucket and enlisted the services of Flickr per my friend Norris’ recommendation. I have uploaded the missing photos to the account and will post them as soon as I can. Sorry for the mess I made. Thanks for following along and stand by....


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#26
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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).
#27
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Originally posted by Ellipooh
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).


Hope you had as good a time as we did. Aside from missing LeHavre, it was a fantastic cruise for us. a+


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Port Strike in LeHavre


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#32
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Originally posted by smm0218
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.
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#34
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Originally posted by MisterMet
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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


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#35
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Mrs. Met and Her Pre-Flight Chardonnay after a last minute upgrade to business class




Mr Met checking out the space in row 17. It was plenty large enough as he is only 5ft. 3 in tall!

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#36
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uote=MisterMet;54537935]LONDON CALLING Day 1--9/7/10

After dropping off the luggage at the St. James Court, we visited the hotel’s restaurant for a quick buffet brunch. We then sprung to action to begin our brief, but quite effective assault on the tourist sites in London beginning with a short walk to Westminster Abbey, Parliament, Big Ben, and the London Eye. Armed with our London Pass mobile app we were quite ready to immerse ourselves in London culture.




We finished up our magical ¾ day self and Rick Steves guided tour with entrance and tour of the Churchill War Rooms and Museum. We ran out of gas at around 5:00 PM as we’d been up for nearly 40 hours at that point and retreated to the St. James Court to unpack, nap, and of course, track Hurricane Irma. A wonderful dinner in one of the hotel’s restaurants left us well fed and ready to tackle our Day 2 plans.







Here ar the pics that should go with this post.

Mr. Met (aka Trip)




Westminster Abbey



Big Ben undergoing renovation and will only ring a few times in the next 5 years.



The Thames and Parliament



Uniform on display from Churchill War Museum

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#37
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Originally posted by MisterMet
Thank you for following along. We found the black cabbies to be very personable and knowledgeable, and very convenient.


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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.
#38
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Originally posted by MisterMet
LONDON CALLING Day 2-- 9/8/10

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.

Gate at Tower of London



Queen's Guard



White Tower at the Tower of London



Tower Bridge



Mrs Met and a Yoeman Warder

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#39
Naples, FL
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]Shopper's Nirvana





One of Harrod's many food courts



Dessert Menu from Langan's Restaurant in London. Owned by actor Michael Cain



Mr. & Mrs. Met with our host Bill Kelly




We should now be all caught up. Thank you Bimmer '09 (Norris) for the help.
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