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August 3, 2012

Olympics 2012 – August 3

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August 3rd, 2012
Today was interesting. We’re getting acclimated to the local environment. Learning. We spent the day in London, but we’re staying in

Carshalton. Carshalton is actually very nice, but it will mean we are going to have to head to the airport the night before most likely. Should

make for a tiring night that night. Turns out we did exactly the opposite of what my dad and I did when we were here 23 years ago.
Looking forward to tomorrow. Catching up with an old friend and doing some sightseeing.

London rocks!!!

Olympics 2012 – August 2

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August 2, 2012
Been a long time since I’ve blogged. A very long time.
A lot has happened since then, but not much of it very interesting. Certainly not enough to write about it.

This morning, Ryan and I are taking advantage of more than 8 months of planning for his birthday present – we’re in London for the Olympics! Ok, so not everything goes perfectly. Or does it? Like so many things I’ve gone through, especially some tough times in the past few years, I’ve come to realize that it’s never easy to tell what’s “good” or what’s “bad” until much later. For example, I was upset for a long time about family members that are angry at me and exclude me. Now that I’m in London, I can easily say, without a doubt that it’s worked out well. Ryan and I get to take advantage of having more available money and we’ll have a great time.

Another is that I booked the hotel months ago. I thought it was in the south of London not far from the Olympic park. Guess what? Nope. Turns out it is closer to Gatwick than to Heathrow. So what? I specifically chose Heathrow to fly in to. We took a different route to get here (via Newark) when Gatwick would have been a direct flight. Is that a bad thing? Two tube lines and a train ride later I think it’s still too early to tell, but it’s looking like this was a good thing. We’ll be outside the London craziness, but a few minutes from the train station.

I love the London transport system. Once you adjust to it, it’s incredibly convenient to get to anywhere in the London area. London is very large by the way. But with a very little effort, it’s very easy to get anywhere you want to go in London.

Ryan is helping me out. For some reason (lack of sleep is no excuse!) I seemed to be in a daze when I landed and it took me a few stops to “get sorted”. Ryan took over and is keeping me straight.

It’s still too early to tell if this is a good thing to have a hotel so far away (it’s about an hour or two), but honestly, it’s looking like it’ll be a great thing to have happened. We’ll know for sure when we go to fly out 🙂

And honestly, this time with Ryan for his birthday? Priceless!!!

More to come….

Al

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