Friday, April 17, 2009

Arrived safe and sound...

Well, we have arrived! The whole journey was one of the longest, most boring, bottom numbing days of my life! I will not be doing another 10 hour flight in a hurry I can tell you...

All arrived safely at 4.30am UK time, 10.30pm Texas time, a bit limp and a lot numb to a TINY lodging room. Remember I said we were only expecting small, well it is. Very. Small. Dinky is the word I think fits... The only other option is putting doggy Poppy in a boarding kennel and upgrading. NOT an option. If you saw what that brave doggy went through just to get here you would understand. Our last flight was on a 60 seater, propeller plane and we watched her crate being carried into the cargo hold. We could actually hear her barking while we were waiting for take-off and were told that the captain had to sit with her as long as possible coz as soon as he walked away she started barking again. Thankfully, once we started moving she quieted down. Poor poochie!

Texas seems very nice from what Ive seen, which isnt a lot at this point! It was dork when we got here, and we collapsed into several sweaty heaps until about 5.30am our time (Longing for it to be longer but with kids its not possible!) Matt, bless him, was the first customer of the day at Burger King and I think they took pity on our plight and gave us an extra croissandwich! Later (after having the maintenance man come and show matt how to turn the shower on!?! blame it on the jet lag!) we wandered over to the shops for milk, bread etc. only as much as we could carry between the 4 of us though! Im thinking, wow, the weather here is great, it's a little rainy and the wind is fresh... Like summer in the UK, I can handle! HA!

We had a tornado watch last night and the biggest thunder storm I have seen in my life! To which my hubby rolls over and patting me on the head says... "I forget you guys have never seen a real storm have you?" AAAArrrgggghhhh! Needless to say its alot more humid today but still a nice cool breeze a-blowing, so not too sweaty yet. But I can see it coming...

I best end here as the old man has just got back with the rental car and we are off to fin Wal*Mart! woohoo! YES, Im excited!

We have free internet/ethernet in the Lodging so I will try to update regularly...

TTFN Y'all!

C xx

1 comment:

stampin abi said...

so glad you arrived safely!!!! what a nightmare flight i would hate to be shut in an aeroplane with the kids for that long!! I hope you get somewhere bigger soon! and that the weather stays nicer!! hugs Abi x