Today was a good day of relaxing and travel. We started the day by sleeping in and having breakfast. The breakfast at the hotel was a little weird with several kinds of raw fish slices and not American coffee or a place to toast bread. So I had a croissant and yogurt and made coffee when we got back to our room. We got all packed up and took our backpacks down to leave behind the desk. Then we went out and walked along the beach and in the water some too. It was so beautiful out and the sun was warm. We saw some interesting people. One older and larger woman in black thong swimsuit. It was not a pretty sight and she kept leaning over too! All in all we had a relaxing morning. We ate lunch at a little place on the beach and just had hummus and falafel. Then we walked back to our hotel, wiped the sand off our feet, put our shoes on and loaded up.
Our cab ride to the airport was uneventful and going through security was uneventful. After all the warnings of things that have happened to others who have been through the Israel airport we were prepared for some questioning but nothing. We went and sat in the waiting area. It is a very large central area that has shopping and restaurants all around. Maggie, our friend from the UK, met up with us. We laughed again about how we are on the same flight and staying in London at the same hotel. I had commented to Glenn that it would be funny if she was sitting with us and he said that the chances of that were slim to none but low and behold she was sitting right next to Glenn on the plane! We laughed about that too.
It was an uneventful flight and not terrible long, 5 1/2 hours. We were a few minutes late getting off but not bad. Very little turbulence and dinner wasn't bad especially with little bottles of wine they give you. I read for most of the trip and then when I started getting tired I started a movie.
When we got to Heathrow we made it through immigration and customs in record time and took the shuttle bus to our hotel. As we checked in I joked about Maggie getting the room right next to us and believe it or not she did! We could not have planned it any better. I told her that if she shows up in Rome I am going to think she is stalking us!
Didn't really take time to reflect because I was too busy enjoying the beauty and the sunshine. Am getting ready for bed since we get up early to catch our flight to Rome.