Thursday, July 24, 2008

Good Bye Europe!

My 199th and final day in Europe on my 2008 Grand Tour. Usually at the end of a vacation I dread going back to life in Camarillo, not this time! I had a hard time sleeping because I am SO EXCITED to see my family and friends later today!

I got up at 5:30 a.m. to get ready for the flight to Los Angeles at 10:005 a.m. on British Air. I'm flying out of the luggage black hole that is Heathrow Airport's Terminal 5. I've got all my electronics in my carry-on thus lessening the sting when British Air undoubtedly loses my one checked-in bag.

What a FANTASTIC experience, I'm already making mental notes for next season and Grand Tour II. I still have some things to post when I get back to Camarillo so stay tuned.

Arriverderci ragazzi!!!

The Red, Yellow and Blue Royal Flag flying over Buckingham Palace

When this flag flies over Buckingham Palace, as it was yesterday on my visit instead of the British Union Jack, it means that Queen Elizabeth II is at home. I should have gone in to say hello but I felt bad that I didn't bring her a gift.


Educ520-AnnaH said...

Safe travels. Brandon arrived with both bags and only 3 hours late. Not bad for going through Atlanta. I very much enjoyed reading your blog over the last 199 days.

George said...

My pleasure!

Sorry I didn't get a chance to meet you when I was in California for Mike's graduation and you were in Catania.

I enjoyed Brandon tremendously as a player and a friend and wish the two of you the best!