Today we traveled. Drove to Doug's parents house. His mom managed to get us to arrive FIVE HOURS BEFORE THE FLIGHT by bribing us with lunch (lunch was bomb, egg bacon tomato cheese lettuce Sierra Nevada mustard sandwich).
The stress of leaving for the airport was evident. Seeing as how a few people in our party felt that leaving our luggage in the house while we waited for our ride to the airport was insufficient, we needed to park the bags in the driveway behind the cars :-) when our ride showed up our driver took off with Doug still climbing in to the car and almost ran him over. We were off to a great start!
After being quizzed several times by the security checkpoint guard about my passport details and having my name called over the PA system to come check in again at the terminal for another passport inspection ( seeing a 30 year old woman with french braids apparently screams "terrorist") we boarded. Doug and I were instantly amused by all the British accents. Our pilots name was even Nigel. You cannot get anymore British than that. We flew British airways and loved it. Your own TV screen, tons of free movies, and the food was actually really good. I choose two awful moves. Bummer. But they serve you wine with dinner, so the moves ended up being a blur anyway, and of course tea or coffee is served post dinner. The Brit sitting next to me got tea of course. There was a guy sitting in front if us that had he nastiest dandruff ever. It looked like someone threw some Parmesan cheese on his shirt and it was nauseating. I tried to take a pic but couldn't figure out how to do it discretely. Decided to just be thankful I wasn't sitting next to him.
|Nigel, the Dad from Austin Powers.|
|Nigel from Family Guy.|
|Plane food and wine. Not bad!|
|View from London eye|
|Big Ben, Parliament|
|Suspension system for eye. Thought dad would like this.|