|the Jumbo Nose of the 747 that took us to London Heathrow|
|with the Zderics at Thirteen Coins |
near the SeaTac International Airport
At 3:00 pm, Deejay, Trisha, Yeye, and Kenji picked us up from Thirteen Coins and we all went for dessert and coffee at Cheesecake Factory some ten minutes away at the South Center’s Westfield Mall. I last saw them from January through March last year so it has been more than a year! Trisha has changed jobs, Yeye is graduating from high school in a month, and Kenji has written a book! We had all sorts of cheesecake, throwing caution to the wind, and all kinds of hugs, feeling all sorts of love in the air. At 5:30 pm we were back at the airport for our flight at 6:45.
|the British Welcome at Heathrow|
|Heathrow Terminal 5|
At 9:00 pm, we arrived at the Oslo Airport still in daylight. We took the Airport Express Train which got us to the Central Station in about 15 mnutes. A short cab ride brought us to the Anker Hostel. Yes, we are staying at a hostel. Lest you are horrified, I found out that such hostels have a few private double rooms with its own bathroom. During my research, I found this to be the most inexpensive hotel right at the city centre, where most popular hostels usually are. This will ensure us of proximity to the Metro or bus station for easy access to the ten attractions we want to see. But I guess this will be the last time we stay at one!
My next book is about Traveling Well, Inexpensively, testing my skills in balancing enjoyment and cost. As a matter of fact, our flight was paid for through air miles with Alaska Air, collected by Bill through years of traveling and doing business. Aside from flying smartly, we just discovered how to have great meals every day at half price...shared each one. Hopefully, we will also have a good night’s rest because our 2014 European Swing starts tomorrow!