September 19th, 2007 – by: Jelly
My cousin, Mariel and I at the airport
I arrive in London
at 11:40 am. But we were still in the air. We arrived an hour early and didn't have a runway free. Once we did land, we had to wait for our terminal to open since another plane was still there and hadn't left yet. So we desembark the plane exactly when we were supposed to. Which I'm glad about since I was worried my cousin wouldn't be at the airport an hour prior to our landing time. Tammy and I vowed to stick together through customs and wait together until her friend or my cousin show up. We cruise through customs no problem... only the line was a pain, but again, not too bad. After collecting our checked in bags (which were off the conveyour belt already waiting for us), we trek through the area in which your friends and family wait. At the end of the walk area, behind the ropes stood my cousin, grining excitedly waving her arms at me! We embraced and I introduced her to Tammy. I pick up a phone card so I could call Garry and Michael later since my cel phone didn't have the capability to call in or out.
Mariel, my cousin, was staying at Park Inn Hotel, super close to the airport. She works for the airlines and that's where they have them stay. We take a bus dropping us off directly to the hotel, I quickly shower, change and back on the bus we went to take us to the airport Tube station. We purchase a full day bus/tube pass. And we head to Kensington.