Week 87-89 Barnes

Barnes Pond

Continued long work hours to complete a couple of proposals – all done then off to Atlanta to see Sharon and Annelise for Parents Weekend . But flew east via London (don’t ask why) and had a long layover. First long haul trip on 787 – supposedly oxygen content higher and pressurization different but I didn’t notice. All I noticed was a screaming baby for most of the flight – but I have not yet converted to the old person who forgets how bad it is to have a kid on a plane with a problem so I was sympathetic. I was unsure of what to do with a long layover in London, but with the memory of screaming kid I had a nostalgic moment coming through baggage claim where almost exactly 16 years ago Sharon and I came through with a 4 year old, a 2 year old wearing ladies panty hose, and 27 pieces of checked luggage. So only choice for me was to go back and visit Barnes, our neighborhood in London. Literally, hasn’t changed (which is good). Even ran into a lady I recognized – she didn’t recognize me but did fortunately my wallet photos are so old that she remembered Alexandra – “that large rambunctious American girl – I am sure she is quite famous by now”. Pictures attached, but probably only Sharon, Alex, Annelise, and Melanie interested.


Pub, Jazz club, and Thai food
The Sun Inn – hasn’t changed but does not serve American craft beer now
I thought I was their only customer – held on 13 more years. Many small shops unchanged
Bridge from Hammersmith to Barnes over River Thames – was my nightly walk/bus ride home.
Preparing for Barnes Shopping Night and Santa in early December…
View of river side pubs…all the same names.
Barnes Pond – very nice
Sharon’s UK church program
Eleanor – a friend of Sharon’s and mother of Alex’s friend
Pizza Express alive and well
Original news article about the playground – featuing the “large and rambuctious American girl”

Sharon was project manager for this playground restoration in 2001 – those are concrete pipes we rolled in – see newspaper article

Back in Korea

A tabletop comes out pre-loaded and the entire tabletop slides onto your tablesee table below

After eating McDonalds so many times last couple of weeks – this is where I was at 2am one night for dinner
This is lunch for 2 people – we didn’t mis-order. Out of 20 plus bowls, hard to believe I only liked one.

From Week 87-89 Barnes. Posted by JC Travels on 9/25/2015 (17 items)


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