10 hour flights, traffic and it all being worthwhile


We were very lucky on the flight out and managed to get a change of cabin, which makes a long flight so incredibly different. My early morning time-zone muddled brain says that it is the difference between humane travel and cargo travel. Humane travel allows you to enjoy the trip and be energized upon arrival, cargo travel leaves you frazzled and worn out by the press of other people and not enough space to move. So...we were very very lucky. 

We arrived at Heathrow at it was a beautiful day. By the time we made it into London proper, it was pretty much a cold night. We hit a fair amount of commute traffic. <grin> 

Once again we lucked out with our hotel room and have an incredibly spacious room that is very nice and quiet and super centrally located. Plus, I’m getting to write on a writing desk with two lion lamps. Pictures will be forthcoming at some point. Also, the hotel pre-dates the USA...which is interesting/humorous. 

But the best part of the first day was one of the major reasons for the trip, we got to see our family who is out here.  And that was great. So happy for those we’ve already gotten to see and those we will hopefully get to see soon, and to hear how well they are doing and how great they look. 

It was a very short, partial day but all-in-all it was everything that could be asked for in getting to see people that we have been missing very much.