The Final Countdown

Well, its less than 48 hours now until I go to the USA for the Police Unity Tour. I’m looking forward to it.

I’ve been packing tonight. Got the bike in the bike box and all sealed up Smile 

Then I realised that I had a load more stuff to put in the bike box – eg cycling kit, tools etc Smile So, I’m going to have to open the box again and re seal it later.

Tomorrow is my last day at work. I have numerous things to do, not least completing my expenses claim( s ). I also have to go to an American Express office to pick up a replacement card. Then tomorrow night, I have a Committee Meeting of Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club to attend, I could have done without this meeting the night before I set off for the USA. Why was it arranged at such an inconvenient time for me? I really don’t know. I do however know that the idiot who arranged the meeting for then was me – whoops Embarrassed smile

I’ve got so many things to sort out before I leave. I have managed to book my car hire in the US and got my ESTA clearance. My passport is still valid, but only just. I have arranged to be collected at Newark Airport in the USA.

I still have last minute shopping to do. I still have car parking to arrange @ Heathrow. I need to email Phil & Tiffany in the Ohio to tell them when I will be arriving at their home.

I suppose I should really be doing this rather than typing my blog.

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Anyway, there have been a few questions asked about my trip to Paris and in particular did I get down on one knee at the top of the Eiffel Tower. Well, to answer that question, I can confirm that we did go to the Cartier the Jeweller’s shop on the Champs Elysees

I even had a picture taken there

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Sadly ( or was that luckily?) the store was shut and therefore I was unable to choose a ring and get down on bended knees.

Next time eh Michelle?

PS Its only 37 years since I was last at the top of the Champs Elysees