Day 1.....the Longest Day!
Trip Start Jul 22, 2011
27Trip End Aug 15, 2011
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The flight was uneventful. Our first non Virgin flight for years, but BA was very similar. I managed to doze off a couple of times, and watched Hall Pass with Owen Wilson who is very cute! Lyn was in Premium Economy, so he could stretch out his long legs a bit more, although he did slum it and come and see us a few times.
Immigration the other end was a nightmare, taking us an hour to get through
We then had to get the shuttle bus to our hire car. As ever Lyn went off to investigate where the bus went from, leaving us with all 5 large bags, rucksacks etc in the boiling heat. After about 20 minutes the right bus pulled in right by us.....with Lyn on board waving frantically! He’d got it to make a special stop right by the Evans’s!
Car hire did not go smoothly, as there was no pre ordered boring 7 seater minivan. Bummer! Intsead we had to make do with a free £300 upgrade to a 8 seater Ford Expedition V8 4x4. The very one Lyn wanted but decided we couldn’t justify the extra expense! Only 900 miles on the clock from new, and a guzzling 18 mpg. Fuel is $3.89 a gallon, and when Lyn started to do the maths on 4000 miles he quickly gave up!
Once we had all loaded up, we hit the busy Friday night Chicago traffic, where we crawled along
It’s a bit annoying I’m awake at stupid o’clock now, but only to be expected as we’re 6 hours behind. Want to be at breakfast by 7am then hit the road again!