“How grand! How wonderful! How incomprehensible!”

Day 22: Stonehenge and back to London 

Final day and quite a highlight of a stop! The magnificent and mysterious Stonehenge who’s history spans 4,500 years. It is a wonder of the world, a spiritual place and a source of inspiration. The Stone Circle is a masterpiece of engineering, and building it would have taken huge effort from hundreds of well-organised people using only simple tools and technologies. Stonehenge’s ring of standing stones are set within earthworks in the middle of the most dense complex of Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments in England, including several hundred burial mounds.

London and farewell 

The drive into London passed quickly hearing Darren recount the past 22 days and filling in our ‘client surveys’. All of a sudden the hustle and bustle of the city was upon us and our bags were bundled onto a busy street. Bronwyn’s daughter met her as a surprise and we excitedly watched their reunion from the coach windows before we made as many hurried goodbyes as we could. Harry hugging all of his favs and tearing up was moving me to tears. He really invested in the relationships he made and will certainly feel their loss the next few days.

Bronwyn staring out of the coach window not suspecting a surprise visit from her daughter
Farkle coach and mentor Sharon

Pam enjoyed many political conversatiions with Harry. Harry: do you like Donald Trump?

We ditched our bags and wandered out into London for a few more hours in this amazing city, passion more spectacular monuments and art.

Royal Albert Hall
Marble Arch
monument to Camila

A moving Memorial to Animals who served in War is located in Park Lane

The Princess Diana Memorial Fountain, Kensington Palace and the Princess Diana Memorial Children’ s Playground.

We tried to get Harry to pose for a photo at Kings Cross platform 9 3/4 but all we got was a pic with Dobby!

After all that exploring we hedged back to the drop off hotel to get our bags and wait for our taxi to the airport. Sure enough we bumped into everyone again and said our goodbyes again.

Our flight to Belfast was leaving at 9:45 so a 7:00 taxi is ok right? Well we just me it really and had to deal with the most rude person in customer service I have ever account. First she wanted our boarding passes and we did t kit have them because we were unable to checkin on line because one of the passengers was a minor. I had arrived a number of times in the last few days. Because of that she told us it would be a £45 pound fee for each of us to check in. A big fat HELL NO to that and we tried to make some very valid points and she was as salty as anything. I could not believe it. She sent Josh to pay with ‘fee’ and 5 minutes later he came running back with another employee that told her we were business class and priority passengers and we didn’t have to pay the fee. I don’t know know how this happened when I was booking but we rolled with it. She was all charm but no apology. I was sure our bags would end up in Majorca. They didn’t.

The flight was uneventful but late and we were so tired because we had been up since 5:30 and it was WAY passed our bedtime. We didn’t arrive at our Airbnb until after Midnight and still had to get organized and into bed (and put desperately needed washing on!)

penthouse views

It wasn’t until after 1am that we were finally in bed and Josh was another year older.

Happy Birthday Josh!🎉

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