|Tammy World was my travel doll, although she complained she didn't get out of my purse often enough. Here she is at the airport in Columbus right before we boarded.|
Flying was different for me this time around. I hadn't flown since 1986, at which point I was an unmarried 24 year old, traveling alone. With nobody but me to worry about I was uncomfortable with take off, but not too uncomfortable. This time, traveling with a husband and two of my kids I was VERY uncomfortable. (I know they say you are more likely to be hit by a truck while crossing the street than you are to be in a plane crash, but isn't that a lot more to do with averages---after all, you cross the road more often than you fly on a plane. At least I do.---than with the safety of airplanes? Just saying...)
|Tammy posed with Ken's pretzel on the flight from Columbus to Atlanta Georgia. She was perfectly happy to relinquish it after that though, because, like me, she hates pretzels...|
|The pretzels on the flight to England were much better. They weren't actually made of pretzel dough, but were more like crackers, and were sour cream and chive flavour. We did NOT give those to Ken.|
Anyway we arrived safely at Manchester airport, where we were met by 2 out of 3 sisters and corresponding spouses.Of course it was raining.
|Ken's sister Marjorie, who treated us to the trip, on the stop for petrol on the way to Hull. Thank you Marjorie!|
|Ivy, Emma, sister Marjorie and husband Cliff, and me.|
The girls had slept on and off on the plane,but that didn't stop them from catching a few z's on the ride to Bilton.
They missed some beautiful scenery by doing it though.
The family drove us to Bilton, near Hull, where sister Gloria lives and Ken used to live.
|For some reason Gloria brought down her husband's police helmet, (he's a retired policeman.) and had us try it on.Ivy resembled Stan Laurel when she made the face that held the chin strap on.|
I began to loose my oomph at Asda and sat down to feel queasy and fall asleep. (I didn't fall asleep, but I easily could have if I could have lain down.)
Once back at Gloria's, Tammy World was glad to kick her shoes off and relax...and get out of the purse.
As I said, I fell asleep briefly later in the evening, but saved myself up for the sleep at bedtime.Ken didn't wait on his sleep.
So that was our first day in England. Next post: Day 2.