Day 1 – Off we go!

The day is upon us, the cases are packed and we are all ready to go! ๐Ÿ‘

There were no arguments this year about the weight of the cases, they came in well under our allowance. That’s got to be a first! Considering that we will be experiencing hot temperatures first of all in Las Vegas and Moab and then winter ones when we reach the Tetons in Wyoming, it’s a miracle. Note: When we re-weighed them just to make sure they had increased in weight! ๐Ÿ˜ฑHow on earth is that possible!?

We are actually allowed to check-in six cases but we won’t be doing that. We have one large case each plus our carry-ons. Can you imagine Simon’s face if I presented him with six cases! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿงณ

First stop is the Virgin Upper Class lounge to partake of food and beverages and then board the plane for more food and beverages.


Delicious …… but naughty!










The drive to Heathrow was a little slower than anticipated due to a coach having broken down in the second lane on the M25. Still, it didn’t delay us too much.

When I went to check-in on-line last night a message appeared saying it was not possible for me to do that, but not to worry as it could mean I’d been chosen for extra checks!! What! Did that mean I may not be able to fly?๐Ÿ˜ฑ

When we arrived at the Upper Class check-in, a lovely lady called Dee welcomed us and couldn’t understand what the problem was as I had already completed all the necessary paperwork. ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ

She didn’t even comment on my black eye! For those who wouldn’t know, I had a fight with the corner of an oven door! ๐Ÿ˜”It’s turning a nice shade of yellow now. Luckily, with my glasses on you can’t really see it. ๐Ÿ•ถ๏ธ

We’ve eaten lunch in the lounge accompanied with the odd glass or two or champers ๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿพand now await our boarding call which should be about 3.40 ready to take off at 4.30. ๐Ÿคžโœˆ๏ธ

Next stop Las Vegas!


16 thoughts on “Day 1 – Off we go!

  1. Have a lovely time. Will look forward to the updates as you travel around. Looking good both of you. Hilary (King) x

  2. Just wanted to let you know that Eddie celebrated his 75th birthday, 2 years after the heart attack – he’s doing great !!!

  3. Have a great time! You know you both deserve this SO much. Have a great time! M & M xxxx

  4. Have a great time. And youโ€™ll be away when Saints are finally relegated ๐Ÿ˜ฅ
    Take care and donโ€™t wear your wife beater T shirt, only draws attention to sands eye – Bill

  5. Safe journey and looking forward to the stories of your trip. I see Simon was into his first burger of the holiday ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿฅ‚

  6. You didnโ€™t tell me about the eye saga! Best way to start a holiday I think with a couple of glasses of something special ๐Ÿฅ‚

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