As I'm finishing up putting together my itinerary "book", and tying up the last bit of details-including printing out my return to Heathrow on the tube, I realized...one....fatal...error.
I booked my return flight for 8:30am to return to Siesta Key. This means they want me to check in at 5:30am, which means I must leave my Canary Wharf rented flat by 4:30am. So, I enter the details into the Transport for London site to get my directions, and....
I almost fell out of my chair.
THREE buses, a rail transfer, and loads of walking over a two and a half hour span. No DLR, no tube. Oh, and I have to leave by 3am.
Now I know that some might say "hire a chauffer car"-despite the £60 cost compared to the original £4 cost of the DLR/Tube plan. Or better, book a Yotel room for five hours at £80.50 (at least there's no chance of missing my flight because of a late taxi!)...but here's where I should mention that after spending $4,000 on airfare, $2,500 on the monthly rental, and not even starting to add up tours, food, travel....money is getting tighter and tighter.
Are those really my only options here? Any ideas?
I knew it was all going too smoothly.......