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July 29, 2015 / Jim Fenton

Europe Day 22: London to Home

Wednesday, June 24, 2014

Today is a long day for us: 32 hours long, with the time change.

The (same) plane home

The (same) plane home

After a last hearty English breakfast, we caught the shuttle bus back to Heathrow and checked in. Everything went smoothly, and we passed the gauntlet of duty-free stores, while remarking about how little interest we have in the sort of things they sell.

Our flight was called a little late, and sure enough it was delayed by an hour or so, but we have no connections to make since we’re going straight to San Francisco. On arrival, we had a new experience: an automated kiosk that we had to check in at prior to going through immigration. Unfortunately the new process didn’t seem to speed the line at all.

Our ride home from the airport was comfortable; no Tesla this time but we didn’t expect one. It’s good to be home. Fortunately the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission meeting that was on my schedule for this evening was canceled; it would have been hard to stay alert.

This article concludes a series about our recent vacation in Europe. To see the introductory article in the series, click here.

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