Sunday, March 15, 2009

Surprise London Trip-all in 18 hours

So the day of SURPRISE finally arrived!! Scott and I have been planning a special trip to London just for Micah!! What a whirlwind-but totally worth every moment!! Micah didn't have a clue. This is how the time line went:
11:30am-After dropping off Trentan and Chloe-we grabbed some lunch @ the Fly Away Bistro
12:20pm-Check in at Ryan Air in Zwiebrucken
1:45pm-Plane leaves for London
14:00pm (Time Change)-Arrive in London
2:25pm-After going through Customs, catch the Stansted Express train to London
3:00pm-Arrive @ Liverpool Station-catch Tube to Kilburn Park
3:35pm-Arrive @ the Marriot and check in
4:00pm-Catch the tube to Piccadilly Circus
4:30-Locate 'Her Majesty's Theater' for The Phantom of the Opera
5:00pm-Eat at the Spaghetti House for dinner
6:00pm-Shop around on Haymarket Street, buy souvenirs for Micah, Chloe and Trentan
7:00pm-Go to 'Her Majesty's Theater' and find our seats
Exciting, exciting, exciting!!!!!!
10:00pm-Show is over (tear)
10:15pm-Catch tube back to the Marriott
11:00pm-Arrive at the Marriott and fall asleep

15 March 2009
3:30am-Wake up after 4 glorious hours of sleep!
4:00am-Catch taxi to Liverpool Station
4:45am-Catch Stansted Express to London Stansted Airport
5:25am-Arrive at airport and check in
6:00am-Shop around and find gate (get coffee!)
7:20am-Depart beautiful London
9:20am (after time change)-Arrive in Germany
9:50am-Get Home!!!!

18 hours to London and back!! What a fantastic adventure! Another reason that I love it here so much!!

The Fly Away Bistro
Micah still unaware of the day ahead
Zweibrucken to London!
Heading to the plane
Exiting the plane in London

All smiles on the Stansted Express
Catching the Tube to our hotel
Arriving at the Marriott
Micah changed into new outfit that I brought for him! Another fun surprise
Piccadilly Circus
Dinner at the Spaghetti House
After a yummy meal
Micah took this shot infront of the famous Red Telephone booths

Her Majesty's Theater where The Phantom of the Opera is performed

Micah infront of The Phantom Sign
Haymarket Street-lots of theaters and shows on this road!
Scott, Andrea and Micah getting ready for the show
On the balcony of Her Majesty's
We were in the Royal Circle, F6,7,and 8-Good seats!
Getting ready for the show to begin
The stage
The famous chandelier!
A view from Her Majesty's Balcony looking onto the famous red double decker bus
Catching the tube back to our hotel off of Kilburn Park
Arriving back to Stansted just 13hours later!
Andrea loving this Chocca Chocca drink
Micah in his bobby hat!

We had an awesome time and we are so blessed to have a wonderful Lord to thank for all of these adventures that we get to go on!!! Until next time!


Allison said...

I've been waiting for this post!! What a great trip :) I bet Micah felt SOOOO special :)

Joy said...

Fun!!! I bet he loved that!

Momovthree said...

Great pictures, it looks like it was a wonderful time!

Jocelyn said...

WOW, and you made it to church?? I bet you had some nice naps in the afternoon yesterday! :)

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

I went through Stansted when I went to London from Germany. It brings back the memories. I loved your photos. Looks like you had a fabulous time!

zuci said...

I remember the time when i had visited london

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Kim Chalfant said...

Whew!!! That was a quick one. Looks like you had a fabulous time. I love Phantom of the Opera. I would love to see it in London. Someday!

Sondre Lyn said...

Wow! You are the best parents EVER! My children and husband took me (for Mother's Day) to see the Phantom when we lived in England. I think we even had similar seats! (Front row, center, balcony) It was fabulous! What an amazing memory for your precious child.

I can't believe you are taking on a reno in Germany. What brave souls you are! My husband lived there before we met, and says the work is the best. (But slow... but isn't it everywhere? :D)

Thanks for visiting my blog!

new every morning said...

What a wonderful surprise! Isn't it fun to spend time with just one child from time to time?! I am sure he felt so special!