We left on April 15 from Phoenix and flew to JFK, then London Heathrow. Once we got our luggage, we stood there wondering how to get to the hotel. I guess I assumed we would take a taxi, but we found out that would cost about 70 pounds (over $100) so we had to come up with an alternative quickly. We had seen tons of signs for the Heathrow Express train, so that’s what we did and took that to Paddington Station. Once we got to Paddington Station, I had to use the bathroom and ended up having to get some coins for the pay toilets. You don’t say “bathroom” in London—it’s the toilet or the loo. We found a taxi line and took a black cab to the hotel. We passed by Buckingham Palace and saw everyone gathering for the changing of the guard. The hotel was amazing! Everything was so beautiful, especially the courtyard.