Day 1! Time to Fly!

Well, here I am at 4.30 in the morning (it’s now Wednesday 24th here), wide awake, writing this blog! Of course my poor old bones thinks it’s 9.30 and I should be at the gym working out and waiting for Bex’s spin class to start at 10.00!! Sue, Nicky or John, I trust you will be taking care of my bike while I’m away!!

We started our holiday at Heathrow with lunch and cocktails then on to Duty Free (well, it would be rude not too) and then proceeded to while away the time waiting for our flight to leave by taking ourselves off to one the airport lounges. I had forgotten that when I booked the lounge they said we would get a free bottle of Prosecco. Well, you can imagine, what with the cocktails and the free Prosecco we felt quite happy flying ‘across the pond.’

Si with the Presecco!

Si with the Prosecco!

Sand with her Presecco too!

Sand with her Prosecco too!

We flew over on one of Virgin’s new Dreamliner planes. It still had that ‘new’ smell to it. It was very comfortable. They ‘made’ us eat lots of food and drink alcohol too!! For all the techies out there, here’s a video of the first Dreamliner being built.

It has electronically lit windows which means the old window blinds have gone and instead you press a button until the window starts to darken but you can still see out and it has more oxygen and moisture in the air so you feel fresher when you arrive at your destination. It’s all about comfort and health monitoring. It even had wifi!  ‘Boring’ I can hear some of you saying but I find all this ‘stuff’ interesting.

The only downside to our trip was on the approach to Newark Airport when we came across some very black clouds and a little lightening too!!! But it all worked out okay.

Well, I guess I’d better see if I can get some more sleep before breakfast or it’s going to be a very long day.

Our first port of call on this trip is Cape Cod so we’ll ‘catch you there’ later on today.

6 thoughts on “Day 1! Time to Fly!

  1. Well you both really know how to fly in style! That looks amazing! I’m glad you made it safe and sound to the US!! Can’t wait to see you in 3 weeks!! I love hearing of all your adventures. Better weather is coming!! Enjoy xx

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  2. Fascinating flying on the Dreamliner, and the batteries didn’t overheat too. Result! Cape Cod is great, have a feeling Si is going to fit in so well in Provincetown. Lobster and chips all round please

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