09.10.2012 - 10.10.2012
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Only an hour left of my first real overseas flight. We are over Ireland right now and just finished a fairly decent breakfast. The flight was a bit longer than 8 hours long and only merely the beginning of this big adventure. Our plane is a 747 and huge. Glenn and I had a row on 4 to ourselves so we were able to sit comfortably. We had a good dinner and even had wine with our dinner! Now that is the way to travel. We each watched a movie on our own little screens and I read for a bit too. Tried to get some sleep which was reminiscent of band trips on the bus. More resting that actually sleeping. At least I don't have 40 teenagers to be responsible for. We will arrive in London around 8:30 their time or 2:30 am to our bodies. We shall see how our brief touring goes but it will be nice to get up an move around before our next long leg, another 8+ hour flight.
We had a wonderful time in jolly old England. After stowing our carry-ons at "left baggage" we bought day passes for the "Underground" which is a rail system that run throughout London. We got off at Piccadilly Circus at proceeded to walk around catching the sights. We saw the changing of the Royal Horsemen, walked through the Queen's park and saw Buckingham Palace. We walked to Trafalgar Square and found a pub to have fish and chips in for lunch. Of course we were eating at a little before 6 in the morning to our poor weary bodies, but it was very yummy and helped to increase our strength (or at least fill our tummies). After lunch we leisurely walked back to the Piccadilly station and caught the train back to the airport. It was hard to stay awake on the swaying train. We rested a bit at the airport before boarding our next flight.
This flight was much more full and we shared our row with a rather impatient self-centered man. Because of him, our row was avoided by the flight attendants and we did not receive the same great care as our previous fight. Dinner was okay but not near as good as the night before, or I guess I should as our dinner earlier in the day because our times were all screwed up. The man also was very loud and would constantly talk to others in rows around or just passing by. His loud voice coupled with the the very unhappy baby made our night very long and not very restful. We were glad to finally arrive in Delhi.