Let me begin by saying traveling isn't for wimps. There is a lot involved in getting to a destination. But once we finally arrived, we gave a big sigh of relief and thankfulness. Here is what transpired:
-Slight bit of confusion getting tickets at Peoria airport on Tuesday afternoon. Reminder right out of the gate that God goes before us and is always with us. Things got cleared up after 10-15 minutes of uncertainty. 😅
-arrived in Chicago with enough time to get our connecting flight 🤗
-began the 8 hour flight to London - chuckled at 2 grumpy old men on board - one accused the stewardess of calling him fat, and the other wanted his seat reclined and the person behind him didn't want it reclined. Economy section rage! 😜
-I think we slept a bit on the flight . . . brains get to be foggy by this time. . . comfortable flight overall. . . Even kept my cookies all the way to London!
-pretty long line through customs but uneventful
-decided to be adventurous and try to figure out the underground-so we took our four suitcases on the train, which is a lot like the Chicago metro, and then walked the remainder of the blocks to our destination arriving right on time - 2pm on the dot, the time we agreed to meet our Airbnb host!
-walked to the grocery store for a few items
-explored the city by foot for the remainder of the day-we are within walking distance of everything!
-I think we wore out dad's knees already-tomorrow we are doing a bus tour! 😊
Day 1 - Wednesday, May 25, 2016