Tuesday, February 27, 2007


Flying first class is so superior. I mean I am 5'2 and the seats were about 4 feet apart--I couldn't reach the back of the seat in front of me. I could recline, put my feet up. They served us dinner (a three course dinner that is), and they even passed around chocolates!
I didn't have such a great experience with the dinner, or maybe it was the cheese selection, anyway, something did not sit too well with me and I was sick upon arrival at the Stansted airport. There is a five hour time difference between London and DC; they are five hours ahead. But we boarded a bus drove out to the country, checked into our posh hotel and then promptly drove out to Windsor Castle. It was a wonderful way to start out the London trip.

Windsor Castle is an official residence of The Queen and the largest occupied castle in the world. A Royal home and fortress for over 900 years, the Castle remains a working palace today.
As I was walking through one of royal portrait halls, it was as if I had stepped into the movie, Pride & Prejudice. Specifically the scene where Elizabeth is walking through the portrait hallway in Mr. Darcy's estate. It was similar to that, so much grander and so much gold. Everything was very expensive and old and original.

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