Sunday, December 28, 2008

On The Island

We have been having quite the adventure. Other than a little tiff about how much luggage we were allowed on our flight (the website told us 3 bags each while the check-in person insisted it was 1, but we ended up not having to pay), our 11 hour flight to London was wonderful.

Being December 26th, there weren't many passengers, so I got to stretch out and sleep over three seats. And I watched Barney on my private movie screen, though the ear phones were a bit of a pain. And I walked around and around and around the plane, checking out all the other kids' dolls. And I ate the crayons in my British Airways funpack, which were far tastier than the food in my kiddie meal. Mommy doesn't know how I know that, since I wouldn't even touch the food. Except the margarine. I ate that margarine straight off my knife - it was soo yummy!

Then in London, we got to ride a monorail between terminals, and then we rode the underground tube to South Kensington, changed trains to Victoria, took a taxi a few blocks to the Victoria Coach Station, and caught the bus to Leeds. And there some friends of Mr. Lynn's picked us up and took us to their home. From the time we got up to the time we arrived at Leeds was about 28 hours - made very exciting by the fact that we had 13 pieces of luggage to cart around in the middle of the night, not including me...
Oh - and it is COLD here! Though I still don't like wearing socks and shoes. And sweaters. Though my Canada hat is pretty cool.

I got to feed carrots to some horses nearby. It is beautiful here. Mommy says it feels like we are on a movie set, with all the old houses and buildings and bridges and walls. Mr. Lynn is taking lots of photos, so we'll try to get some posted one of these days.

We are conserving our camera battery power, since the charger was stolen. I forgot to tell you - on our flight from Maputo to Cape Town several weeks ago, they MADE us check in most of our carry-ons at the door of the plane, even though the plane wasn't very full. And one of those carry-ons was full of things like external hard drives and cameras. And when we picked up that carry-on at the door in Cape Town, the camera cases were there, but Daddy's camera and our video camera were gone, as well as the charger to Mommy's camera (the camera itself was onboard in my diaper bag). A bit of a bummer...

9 comments:

JanMary said...

Enjoy your trip. Hope you are adjusting to our cold - it is just as cold across the sea in Northern Ireland.

Sorry about the cameras :(

Tabitha said...

I am so pleased to hear that you had a good flight and have made it safely to our shores!!
I hope that you get used to the cold!!! It is absolutely freezing here today (We are in Wales at my Mums house! ~ I hear Scotland is even colder!!).
Have a great holiday!
Take care ~
Love and hugs Tabitha XXX

Prasti said...

sorry to hear about your stolen items. that is a bummer. but i'm glad that you enjoyed your flight :)

Kelly said...

Sounds like you had a nice time. Sorry to hear about the stolen stuff though! What a bummer!

sheila said...

Enjoy! Eating the crayons cracked me up, lol

♥ Somebody Loved ♥ said...

Having your stuff stolen can sure put a damper on the Christmas spirit... so sad to hear about that. You don't sound as frustrated as I would be. Those kind of [out of my control] things that happen... drive me nuts.

That aside...
the trip sounds fun.

ToOdLeS.ShEiLa

Pamela said...

they stole the stuff right there on the plane?

Hope it burns holes in their hands.

One Mom said...

I cannot imagine carting around 13 pieces of luggage...how sad that some of your equipment was stolen. Next time you'll "wear" your valuables :)

Enjoy your holiday, Esme. I hope you'll remember these travels!

sarah said...

What an adventure. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers for safe travel and a very Happy New Year!