Getting to South Africa

The trip over to South Africa was once again for us, a trip through Europe. This time however, it would be England. The previous trip had been an incredibly hot day in Switzerland during the summer. This time, London in the winter. While not snowing, England did stick to its usual cold and wet. The flight from Miami to London was pretty uneventful, with the exception of the food - well - just to say - it was - nowhere near the standard of Swiss! But, again, the ease of getting to Miami, getting on the flight and heading to London was easy. The landing was in the very early morning at Heathrow, in the dark, and the first trip through the new terminal 5 at Heathrow. Not good - Deb got tangled with a lady on the escalator that ended up with a gash on the back of her head, probably a mild concussion and time spent with emergency services, who I will say were INCREDIBLY professional and helpful. We finally managed to get the underground into London - Octavious’ first ride on the London underground (otherwise referred to later as Mind the Gap). As soon as we hit the streets on London, the rain started, which along with a cold wind, make it not the best. We did see Buckingham Palace, Nelson’s Column, The Mall with all it’s historical buildings and Clarence House to name a few. A typical English breakfast at a pub went down and hit the spot. Finally, with the weather being what it was, we settled on going to visit our friends for the afternoon a little earlier than expected and after a few hours, it was back to the airport to deal with Terminal 5 again and the overnight flight to South Africa.