The much anticipated day finally arrived and we headed to the airport for our first ever trip to the sixth continent - Africa. The FC check-in at LAX was fairly routine and the BA lounge was a bit crowded. Our flight left on time. Through trial and error I have found that JW blue label does wonders to relax me. So, that is what it was for the pre dinner cocktail hour. One of the items on the dinner menu was Shephard’s Lamb Pie. It turned out to be two slabs of mashed potatoes with half an ounce of lamb meat in between. I had to request for a second dinner entree of fish to fulfil my minimum daily requirement of protein. After an uneventful flight we landed at Heathrow the next day. The Fast Track had closed at 1:00 PM, so we had to stand in a long line, with a wait time of about 2 hours before we could get our passports stamped and find our way out of the terminal. The poor driver of the car that we had booked for airport to hotel transfer stood there holding a sign all that time, waiting for us. Drive to the Intercontinental by the Green Park took only about 35 minutes as it was a Saturday afternoon. The room was nice and spacious, but besides the 14 Arabic channels on TV all you could watch was soccer or news. Next day was dark and dreary when we headed out to visit the Royal Observatory in Greenwich. This was one place that I had intended to visit for a long time, but never found the time to go to on my previous swings through London. As we approached the top of the hill that the observatory is located on, it started to drizzle a bit. The observatory started out in a building where the royal astronomers started their stargazing activities. Now a days, the complex consists additionally of some museums, the Prime Meridian Line and educational interactive videos on astronomy. There was a long line for taking a picture on the Prime Meridian Line, which is the North-South zero longitude reference line. For the second day we had made reservations for a walking tour of Cambridge but the day turned out to be worse than day 1, as rain and winds made life, well not so pleasant. Not to be outdone by mother nature, we headed to the British Museum to revisit some of the treasures on display from various civilizations. Luckily for us, we made it over there after lunch when the crowds had thinned out a bit. We were told that in the morning so many people had showed up at their doors that they had to temporarily shut down the place for any additional visitors to avoid overcrowding. It brings such awe to see so many artifacts from different ancient civilizations in one huge complex. After breakfast in the next morning, we checked out, left our bags with the concierge and headed out for a walk through the Green Park over to the Buckingham Palace. The walking tour ended back at the hotel where we met up with the driver for our drive to the airport for a quick check-in, massage in the Concord Lounge before boarding the plane bound for Cape Town. An evening of JW Blue and dinner was followed by a restful night to get ready for the Cape Town adventure.