Home - at last!

Trip Start Mar 12, 2011
Trip End Dec 15, 2011

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Home - at last!

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Boarded the plane at about 9 last night, ready for a 9.40 take off. Of course it was later than that.

I had been told that there were only 7 free seats in cattle class, so we were anticipating that we'd be all scrunched up. I had booked seats A and C, leaving a gap between us hoping that no one would go for that seat as a single, but with so few free seats, we wondered whether my tactic would work. However, as all the people were loaded in, the seat we had left, remained vacant. What a master plan! In actual fact there were more than 7 free seats I could see, but even so, the plane was fuller than I’ve normally seen.

Encountered probably the worst turbulence I have ever had, and it went on for ages. Shaken from side to side, it was difficult to eat the dinner, or drink the drink. And it just kept on. However, like most things it did end eventually.

Shorter trip than the outbound one, but then it was from NY not LA!

Managed to get through Customs and Immigration without any problems, caught the train into London, and then back to Bedford where we were met by Jesmary & Alison. Thanks to both of them for their understanding!

Thus ends the trip round the world. Not quite 80 days, but then we weren’t racing. An amazing experience - we’ve seen things and spoken to people in about 16 countries. With very few exceptions everyone has been very good to us (except the *** who stole my camera!) and we have learned a lot.
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Lorraine and Roy on

Well done you guys!! - Welcome home and back to a much more normal(??!!) life!!

Howard on

Well done on a fantastic achievement, truly a trip of a lifetime with memories and pictures you will cherish for years to come. I'll miss the updates !

Francis H Sharp on

Well done again! it will be good to see you both soon. How do you follow this?

Barbara Goss on

Well done! It has been a fantastic achievement. Now one of you will have to write the book - actually it is already written right here, but why not get it published - I am sure you will find lots more fans and earn enough to take Stanley on a Cape to Cairo jaunt next!

Chris and Elaine on

Thank you so much for entertaining us with your blogs in the US and Europe/Asia. It's a wonderful achievement and well done!

It's not quite over yet, Stanley still has to make it home. Then you can call it mission accomplished. I hope his arrival will be noted by the press - he deserves a photo.

Sarah Terzeon on

Welcome Home! Many congratulations from Sarah T & the Prebend St. Day Centre Volunteers.

Audrey on

Welcome home. What's the next adventure to be!

neal jensen Redmond Utah on

I'm glad you made it safe and sound .I have had a good time telling folks around Redmond Utah about your trip.Interesting story you have here.

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