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UK Day by Day
After months of planning we were nearly giddy with anticipation when we arrived Friday evening at the Minneapolis airport. The jitters lessened bit-by-bit as our bags passed the weight checks, we passed the TSA checks, and after a light dinner our ticket stubs were checked before we boarded. The jet wasn’t too crowded or noisy, but sleep was hard to come by nonetheless during the eight hour flight. Our pilot warned us at our approach that the UK had been deluged by periods of record rain since before Christmas. Fortunately our landing was uneventful, and bits of blue appeared in the Saturday sky as our cabbie took us from Heathrow to Hampstead Heath, our base of operations while in London. The six hour time differential coupled with a lack of sleep knocked us both upside the head, so that afternoon we dined, napped, and lightly dined again without traveling more than a few blocks from our hotel.