London - day 1, part 11:41 AM
We are in England for the European Chalk Paint® Conference. I am so excited, can't wait to see the international Stockist that we met in New Orleans (March) again. Plus meet a whole bunch more from all across Europe.
Since I have never been to Europe before, we flew in a few days early to get in some sight seeing before heading to Brighton for the conference.
The flight over was very smooth - thank you United Airlines. We caught the flight in San Francisco & headed straight to London. We left the house at 7AM Thursday to fly out of San Francisco at 1PM, arriving in London at 7AM Friday. I keep mentioning dates & times to keep myself straightened out. It was a beautiful day & the weather in San Francisco was stunning!
We elected to check our bags at the hotel & then walk around all day to keep awake, going to bed Friday evening around 7, getting acclimated to the time change quicker. Great plan, except we were exhausted & around 3, it seemed as though time stopped!
We we're picked up at the airport by a wonderful car service, driven straight to the hotel, an hour away. I promptly fell asleep! Missed all of his great touristy info. Then when we got to the hotel, I left my phone in the car!!!
So, after breakfast at Starbucks, same craziness as at home, we spent the next 10 hours trying to stay awake!
One final note -funny descriptions;
Choices for milk at Starbucks was skim or slightly skimmed milk, neither of which was 1/2&1/2
Baggage claim was Baggage Reclaim - much more to the point
Diaper change - Nappy Changer Unit