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We've arrived. We've done it. Portland, OR, USA to Leicester UK, overland by bus and train as far as practically possible. We feel happy. Here are the interim stats...
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... lot and a group of officers escorted the middle-aged knife wielding maniac outside. They gave him a pat down and loaded him into the back of a truck. I took some pictures and went back to my dorm.
Still eager to meet people I attended an international quiz night and made friends with three Italian guys and a Spanish girl. I found it very interesting that they could speak to each other in their native tongues without ...
... time as promised and despite the heavy traffic and roadworks the journey to Newark Airport only took about 50 minutes.
Check in and security were very quick and we settled down for 3 hours in the airport before our 7.00pm flight back to Birmingham. We then sorted out all our American money that we had left and spent it on coffee, cakes and sweets!
The flight left on time at the end of a fabulous ...
... canal. a big chunk of the tow path was closed and it was full of floating garbage (big surprise) but it was still nice
- ate subway. it's horrible in England, better off buying a sandwich from Marks and Spencer
- listened to the same brass band set up under my window playing the same songs every two hours. they were good the first couple of times but quickly turned into background noise after that
the best thing about this city ...
... because you loved looking out of the window. YD kept looking amazed at how well behaved you were; I of course expected nothing less of you my Lovelies.
Then a taxi from Euston home, into your PJs, some warm milk; and you were both sound asleep in seconds. You both slept solidly, in the same position until morning, when you woke with me at 7.30am demanding breakfast. But that is another day and another adventure!