On our last day of holiday, I was sort of sad that it was over but also kind of happy to go home to see GM. I think that's the best part of having a dog: you know you're going to get the biggest, happiest welcome home ever, even if all you've done is gone out to check the mailbox.
COLUMBIA ROAD FLOWER MARKET
I hadn't realized that Borough Market was closed on Sundays so we looked for a different market to peruse and ended up biking from our hotel all the way up to Columbia Road. It was the longest bike ride yet, but it was all right because the roads were so quiet. I mean, who's awake at 8:00 on Sunday mornings?
BRICK LANE FRUIT MARKET
After breakfast, we lazed around in our hotel room and then finished up packing. We checked out around noon and then went in search of lunch. And when I say, "in search of," I just mean that we headed to where I'd made reservations. We ended up being a bit early - it was just a short tube ride - so we killed time at the nearby park where I found yet another dream jar!
BOB BOB RICARD
When I made it to the gate out of breath at 16:19, there were tons of people sitting in the waiting area and the staff were casually going about their business. Apparently, they announced the gate closing early to discourage lateness. I watched several nervous runners show up at the gate to be told the same story about discouraging lateness. Honestly, I get why they did it but it was kind of horrible and caused a lot of unnecessary panic. I mean, we should have known that they wouldn't close a gate almost an hour prior to takeoff but hey, this is not a scenario in which you want to take chances on an assumption.
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