Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Nice work Mom!
Sorry about the delay in blogging ..... had some issues with time and internet but I intend to post regularly from now on.
Day 1 :
After a gratefully uneventful flight we arrive at Gatwick Ariport. It took us longer than expected to get thru customs and immigration (about an hour and a half) and nearly missed the driver that we hired ahead of time to take us to our Hotel. Luckily he waited for us and took us to the Dolphin House Hotel in Pimlico.
Now about this hotel. It is an amazing place which is actually a section of the larger Dolphin House Complex. There are 8 "houses", each being a full fledged apartment block. The property also includes a restaurant, bar, fitness centre, Spa and a large outdoor common area in the middle. Our apartment is amazing thanks to mom's finely tuned bartering skills. We had booked a two bedroom one bathroom apartment and as we are checking in she cleverly asks "can we get an apartment with 2 bathrooms?" to which the desk agent must have heard ..... "We want a 3 bedroom 3 bathroom pad with separate living room and kitchen ........ or I'm gonna pop a cap in yo a**!" because this guy gave us just that!! So now we are staying in a massive apartment (it's gotta be 1000 -1200 square feet) with more room than we know what to do with. Nice work "gangster mom"!!
After checking in we went met up with Aliisa and went for a walk along the River Thames to parliament house and back where we promptly nodded off. A good first day.