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582 Fulham Road, Fulham, London SW6 5NT
Another one of my locals! It has great food and a good selection of beer and wine. They just recently have redecorated and they did a great job. It feels like a pub yet the dining area feels like a nice restaurant.
The hospitality here and the crowds that come make for a great atmosphere.
Plenty of seating and standing room, they do pub quizzes and it is easy to get to from Parsons Green Tube and by the 14 bus.
8 Southwark Street, London SE1 1TL
I love borough market and I always try to bring guests here just for the fun atmosphere. It is located at London bridge tube station and if you exit the tube in the wrong direction, it is near the cathedral across from the train station.. it is semi indoors and not viewable when you exit the stations.
All of the food here looks fake because it is so perfect. There are fresh vegetables, flowers, nuts meats, cheeses, wine and beer, plus many shops specializing in sauces condiments and desserts.
I have never cooked a dinner with the food from this market only because it was never convenient, you know with guests in tow, but I wouldn’t hesitate too. I do however try to plan a visit here around lunch or snack time because you can get everything from freshly made pastas to burgers( burgers made from every animal you can imagine) and sausages and sandwiches… the list goes on. Great vegetarian options as well with fresh veg sandwiches and falafel etc. If you see a long line for food here.. it is probably because it is worth the wait!
It is usually crowded on FRI SAT SUN but that makes it a bit more fun sometimes. Be sure to bring your camera because some of the items here are amazing. I always see professional photographers taking pictures of the foods and especially the amazing fruit and vegetable stands.
Now I am getting hungry thinking about all the foods there. brb :)
Skywest Drive 19995, 94541 San Francisco
LOCATED IN HAYWARD, CA
A Great executive airport in the middle of the San Francisco Bay Area. Hayward has two runways at 3100 feet and 5000 feet approximately and caters to general aviation, otherwise known as privately owned aircraft. It is right between the three major airports in the bay area, Oakland, San Jose, and San Francisco.
It is perfect for business travelers as it is very centrally located as well as vacationers to the Bay Area. Because it is smaller and does not host airline traffic, you have cheaper fuel and handling fees than at the other three major listed airports.
Hayward is also great for flight training because you can train in all classes of airspace and IFR and VFR weather both as often. You are also within 15 minute flights of easy training areas away from the bay to practice maneuvers and landing at uncontrolled airports.
The airport hosts 2 FBO’s, one large with hangars and 5 fuel trucks, on site rental cars and business facilities, toilets, and one smaller fbo with fuel trucks and a fuel island. The larger FBO has a maintenance facility for twin engine turbines and jet aircraft which work on major charter companies such as Flexjet, Net jets to name a few. There are also a few very friendly maintenance facilities which cater to smaller aircraft, and one great maintenance shop that specializes in propeller and governor work only for all types of fixed wing aircraft including turbines.
There are a couple charter companies at the airport and some aircraft that are on a charter certificate. If you need helicopters, this is the airport to find them. One helicopter company specializes in filmwork and executive charter and has an amazing new fleet. This is the airport that all of the news and radio helicopters are based and some of those companies do charter as well.
The airport has gone through major reconstruction in the past few years and has built many brand new amazing hangars, some of which are for sale. The runways have been repaved recently and the city tie down ramp has also been repaved. With the build came better facilities around the airport so if you land here you can run to Target, Starbucks or many nice restaurants and hotels. There is even a golf course at the end of the runway so if you have some time, I have heard it is a pretty decent course.
Hayward is a great airport so if you are looking to fly in to SFO SJC or OAK and want a more personal experience, or even just want to save some money, it is highly recommended!
Great America Parkway 4701, 95050 San Jose
Whahh? California’s Great America? I used to go to Great America when I was kid and it was owned by Marriot and then as I remember it was Paramount’s Great America up until about 2 years ago. My dad took me here all the time when I was a kid and it was AMAZING.
The park is still the same and just as good but they changed some of the ride names. The ride “flight deck” used to be called “Top Gun,” and it had a themed line which had cool Top Gun movie stuff and also played “Highway to the Danger Zone,” which was key in pumping you up for it. It is one of the best rides there and I suggest going to it first because the line gets a bit long later in the day. Drop Zone, also themed after the movie has changed its name. I only mention it because it is where my famed profile photo was taken :) I will be old school I guess when I go back, calling everything by its old name.
It is definately worth the admission to get in because it does have so many key rides. I hate going in to a park that has maybe 2 thrill rides and the rest are average. For an adult, it is the best place to go for a good theme park in Norcal.
It is also a great place to take children as there are many kids rides and activities. There is a Nickelodeon theme park and Kidville (formerly smurfville,) with lots of places for parents to sit back and unleash their hyper kids in the hopes of tiring them out. There is also a water slide park there equally as fun for kids.
The park has had very few injuries and accidents throughout the years and most are attributed to unsupervised/ poorly supervised children, or not following the directions or warnings. Those that weren’t were tragic freak accidents. I generally have felt safe at this park and even know one of the staff roller coaster technicians who has worked there for years. The place is well maintained and clean.
The only things this park has that sucks is a wooden roller coaster called The Grizzly. It is consistently voted the worst wooden coaster and I can see why. It has a boring route, not exciting, short ride however it lives up to its name. You feel like you have been attacked by a Grizzly afterwards because you have the worst whip lash after getting off. You just want to cry. Seriously horrible. ( But I always go just in case I like it again.)
Last time I went on the Grizzly, I sat next to a teenage boy who loved the ride mostly because I really needed to be wearing a sports bra for all the bouncing that goes on, especially in the ascent. I don’t think he ever took his eyes off my “chestal region,” for the whole duration of the ride. Maybe for teenage boys… well men I guess, this ride is a must do if they can find the right partner to sit next to. So the voters in the wooden coaster poll must have excluded males age 14+.
Go to Great America! Have a blast! It is not open during the winter season so check the schedule before you go! If you go on a weekday, go early because of the ridiculous traffic in the South Bay.
812A Uxbridge Road, Hayes Middlesex, London UB4 0RS
Ridiculously over priced at 15 quid a journey. It is only helpful if you are going to or continuing your journey from Paddington train station. I can take the Piccadilly line to Kings cross faster than going the “Express” to Paddington and over to Kings cross or any other National rail train station (other than paddington of course.)
The reason is waiting for the express train can be ten minutes, changing at Paddington and waiting for your tube train.. another 15 minutes at an average pace…. bleh. If you have to go more than 5 stops from Paddington tube, it is pointless.
Yes it is nice inside, and roomy, and clean, and tons of place for bags. There is soothing music and tv.. but yeah. For something that is only sometimes faster, it is not worth the price of about 11 pounds more, to be arriving at your destination within about 10 minutes of another transportation service.
And they offer first class!! can you beleive it? why? You will prolly be getting on the tube afterwards on a tube line that is not built for luggage and crowded (the piccadilly tube line from Heathrow has places for baggage.) If you are taking first class on the Heathrow express, you should just take a cab or a limo.. or your airline can provide you a limo if you are in first class maybe… anything! Sorry. I am ranting. Glad someone else hates it though.
I love Phil’s tag “Welcome to London, we want your money.” damn straight.
Heathrow Airport, Heathrow, London TW6 1BZ
I love this clubhouse :) It is probably so great as it is at Virgin Atlantic’s main hub and so it is massive. I have been to their old lounge at Heathrow which was also nice but this one blows that one away since opening a couple years ago.
Yes you see famous people but more importantly, they see you and are blessed with your presence. The good thing is you don’t need to sit near the celebrities as the lounge is massive and there are all sorts of corners to hide in. You can easily avoid their stares and chatter and coming and asking you for autographs.. so annoying. I guess they have nothing better to do except admire us normal folk.
Anyway, the food is pretty decent and of course all free. I have only really been around breakfast times and so there is always an array of help yourself pastries and snacks. You can also order larger meals off the menu which come promptly. The food service is good and personal. Also, if you like to start a little early, the massive bar is always open and you can order anything.
They closed the smoking area inside the lounge because they banned smoking in all of Heathrow. There is an out door area upstairs which also bans smoking.. don’t smoke up there because they will kick you out. It is a fire hazard because you are so close to the planes.
If you get to the lounge really early, you can take advantage of free haircuts, massages, and facials. I have had a face massage, back massage and hair cut. I say the hair cut is the best because they are a major salon and the employees go through tons of training even after being successful hairstylists.
The massages are okay. Having done them so many times, the masseuses, albeit completely trained as well, follow the same patterns and never really push too deep. It really only lasts about 20 minutes and by the time you get relaxed, you get the boot :( (but it is still nice anyway!) I think they also do manicures and pedicures.
Get there early to enjoy the facility and relax, you can watch tv, read the paper, eat drink and get priority boarding. Also get there early if you want any of the above mentioned treatments which are all free as well, they fill up fast! If you are flying on Virgin or from terminal 3, I believe you can buy access to the lounge although it is usually only for gold and upper class flyers. If you are upper class though, you can check in at the counter privately, go through private security and straight in to the lounge.. limo to lounge in 10 minutes is the truth!
W 2nd St 1717, 68803 Omaha
It is not in Omaha,Nebraska , it is in Grand Island, Nebraska. The map function was not working well :/
Have you ever been doing a cross country road trip in the US along highway 80 and have your car break down? I did. I was luckily able to diagnose the potential problems over the phone with my dad, a fully licensed auto mechanic, who didn’t know I was not at home…1300 miles away. D’oh!
I had another friend who recommended the franchise, Autozone to me, which are car parts shops spread all across the US. My nearest one was in Grand Island, about 9 miles off of highway 80. My car made it another nine miles to this store, who stayed open just a few minutes more til I could make it in.
They came out immediately and had a look at my car. They used the diagnostic computer which they can hook up to most modern cars( 1980’s and on?). It tells them a code number, and from there they look in a book and it says what is wrong and or which part is having issues. By the way, this is how a lot of mechanics shops do it which is cool if you are slightly handy… you can do it yourself after having Autozone diagnose it, or buy a diagnostic computer AND do it yourself. ( Just from getting a code or reading, doesn’t mean you always actually have the issue known, always ask an expert or read up on it.)
By the way, this is a standard feature for all Autozones which is awesome. Some do have shop on premises as well if you are not handy. Luckily I just need some spark plugs replaced and my husband and I were able to do that easily. Sweet!
So after phoning a friend, driving 8 miles to a store which was about to close and receiving excellent customer service, surviving my fathers unintelligible instructions of how to install these particular spark plugs, we were back on the road and able to avoid the hurricane approaching. Hurray!
I would definitely go back, maybe not to this location because it is so secluded but yes, to an Autozone.
East Christmas Blvd 452, 47579 Indianapolis
Have you ever been to the state of Indiana and been really bored? Do you love Santa Claus? Finally, do you like water parks and theme parks? If you answered yes to all of these questions.. you are in luck!
Ahh the town of dreams for any Christmas loving kid. The main road is called Christmas Boulevard, the lakes named Holly and Noel, and most residents live in Holiday Village. Ironically the only time of year residents get flustered is when thousands of pieces of mail from around the world bombard the town of 2000 people in December, which are addressed To: Santa Claus.
Enough background, Santa Claus Indiana is host to a great theme park and water park which is well worth visiting. The theme park has “lands” featuring Christmas, Halloween, Thanksgiving and the 4th of July. The water park has a safari theme.
Both are worth visiting and your general admission ticket is for both parks which is nice. You know what is also nice? The parks offers visitors free unlimited soft drinks, free parking, free sunscreen, and free use of inner tubes. What a bargain!
The main attraction is one of their 2 wooden roller coasters which is almost 3 minutes long. It is one of the longest wooden coasters in the world. Both have a ton of twists and turns for coaster enthusiasts, are a must do.
All of the rides are named according to their land. In Christmas land you find most rides named after reindeer and in Halloween land you have rides with scary names like “Frightful Falls” and “The Raven,” named after the Edgar Allen Poe poem. Fourth of July land has American historical names and Thankgiving land has turkey based names. Turkey basted names… haha. :p
The safari park keeps getting bigger and better. In the summer months when the park is open, even just using a pool is welcome in such hot and humid weather. They have amazing slides for all ages and family slides.. where the whole family can go down at once! Some have age and height restrictions but there are so many, even those restrictions would limit many people from having a bad time.
It is family owned and operated. It is also very cute and well done, even if you are not a Christmas celebrating family. So if you don’t believe in Santa Claus, you can still visit the town and its cool theme park for a bit of cheesy Americana. Just ignore the nativity scene when you walk in to the entrance.
Shenley Road, Elstree Film Studios, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire WD6 1JG
I finally fulfilled my dream of being in a studio audience the other day which was AMAZING. Not really but I always wanted to do it an I did have a ton of fun.
I guess other people could review this site as a studio for tv and movie crews to use, or people who work there can review its -crew and employee- only bars. The average Jane like me just gets tickets to tv shows. I specifically went to see “Who wants to be a millionaire.” (yes they are still filming this show :) They also are currently filming “Smarter than a 10 year old.” I am sure there are many more shows there, these are just the ones I know.
You can take the train to the studios which are just North of London. The nearest station is Elstree and Borehamwood station. From the station, walk out to the main road and turn right. It is about a 10 minute walk to the studio and along the way are a ton of places to eat and grab drinks for standing in line. There is also a bus that goes from the station towards the studio, although I do not know the number. The studio is on the right past a Tesco at a large roundabout.
You are made to queue outside which is fine but it was really hot and there is no shade and or places to sit. If it is raining, bring an umbrella because there is no way to be sheltered.
The studio I was in had no air conditioning and you are not allowed to go to the bathroom once in the studio, however there is one on the lot after you get in. The set I was in had great seating and intimate views, although you sit for at least 2-3 hours, so schedule a butt massage after you leave.
I sat in the front row behind the contestants, and in front of the contestant family, and had a camera in my face for the ask the audience portions of the show of which there were 3. My episode was filmed July 29th and is supposed to air the week before remembrance day. Watch for my television debut. I am the hot chick in the purple top.
Middlesex Street, London E1 7DA
Seriously! How does no one know about this place? Am I going to be abducted and tortured for exposing it? All the knock offs from the high street are here. Some real, some better than the original and all for really cheap! Selfridges, top shop.. all the fashionable high street shops..
It is big and there are racks and racks of clothes, household items, gifts and odd things. I loved it here and can’t wait to go back. Everything is negotiable and it feels like you mostly run in to locals, not loads of tourists as you do with other markets.
I even hate shopping but I love bargains! I shall say no more but read the other reviews of this place, they sum up the shopping a bit better.
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