Of all the bars in all the airports…

So, I’m off to the UK at the end of the month.
I’ve made arrangements, all being well, to meet with an American friend of mine at London Gatwick to to lunch.

After much trouble trying  to align schedules we figured it out and he decided on a place to eat. Yes I’m from the UK, no I’ve never heard of this place.

The eating establishment chosen was a place called Frankie and Benny’s here’s what they’re all about:

"A themed New York Italian family restaurant and bar. From the clatter and chatter of the open kitchen, to the cosy booth seating and the bottle lined bar, it takes you back to 1950’s New York."

Really?! My first meal on my trip back to the UK will be at an American themed restaurant?!

Hot, Wet & Wild

If I wasn’t a Volunteer Firefighter in the US I’d be a member of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution in the UK.

Around the coast of the United Kingdom there are volunteer lifeboat stations (of course there are a number of the Isle of Man). Whenever there are emergencies at sea the lifeboats go out to do whatever is needed.

Most stations have the boat launch from the boathouse down a ramp into the water. (see videos after the jump)

It’s kinda like the fire service except not as hot and stuff.

The RNLI was founded by Sir William Hillary

Wha’d'ya think? Nuts?