Everything was smooth on the ride over 'the pond' yesterday. All of the flights were on time, smooth, and had great visibility. I could still see the San Francisco Peaks way off to the northwest as we crossed the New Mexico state line near Mogollon. That is great visibility.
The plane on the flight from Charlotte to London was only about 1/2 full and I had a whole row of empty seats to stretch out on! (When was the last time that happened)? I haven't really slept for over 24 hours now but still managed to get in a power walk to some of London's most famous landmarks. And... I stumbled onto the Royal Geological Society Hall on Picadilly Circus and the very first geologic map ever made.
William Smith's original geologic map of England! This is truly, "The Map That Changed The World" as described brilliantly by Simon Winchester in the book of the same name.