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A special birthday, a diamond anniversary and a west coast adventure TRIP REPORT COMPLETED IN THIS FORUM

At the moment, this is just a place-setter for later on, as the pre-trip report for our forthcoming visit to Disneyland is in the Disney Cruise Line trip report forum, as it also includes a seven night Alaskan cruise on the Wonder.

I hope to see you over in the Cruise Line forum and there will hopefully be live updates here later this month from San Francisco and Vancouver.
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Well, we are at the airport hotel at Heathrow and up way too early for a long day like this, but at least I got to see some live action from the World Athletics Championships in Beijing, so that's something. We'll head over to the airport itself shortly and the Upper Class lounge!
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We've just had breakfast in the Upper Class lounge and I've got a hot stones back massage booked here shortly... this is the life! Here's a quick sneak peek at the lounge to give you an idea...

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