Because of a change in flight schedules some time ago, I was not able to fly from Sofia to Iowa in one day. After my 22-hour door-to-door trip in October, splitting the journey into two days didn’t seem like such a bad idea. This also meant an overnight in London, which had its own appeal.
I have a number of good friends in London, and this presented an opportunity to see a couple of them. The three hour flight from Sofia on Sunday went smoothly, and I was in the arrivals terminal fairly soon after landing. The Underground line into the city was closed for repairs, so we made plans to meet near Paddington Station, the terminus for the Heathrow Express. It was wonderful to see Edel and Michael, and made the two-day return trip entirely worth it.