Trip to Edinburgh!

Wow, it’s been a long time since I last posted… obviously it’s been a long time since we had an adventure worth writing about!

On Saturday, March 15, we drove from Maryland to Newark Airport (now patriotically dubbed Newark Liberty International Airport) to catch a non-stop overnight flight to Edinburgh, Scotland.  Nothing of note happened during the trip. It was so relaxing to not have to worry about changing planes, potential lost luggage, etc. We left the U.S. at 7:45 pm, and arrived in Edinburgh at 6:30 am local time. The flight was about 6 hours and 45 minutes. We slept some, though of course not very comfortably or continually.

We went through immigration fairly uneventfully. I was pleased to see that the United States does not have a monopoly on stupid people. As we were standing in the Non-UK/Non-EU line, two different women asked us if this was the line for people from Great Britain. I thought they would know they were from the UK… hmm…

Once we got our passports stamped and picked up our luggage, we came out to be greeted by our bleary-eyed friends Michelle and Paul, who had gotten up especially early to get us safely from the airport to their home. We got a bit of a tour of the route from the airport to their flat, with Paul of course driving on the left side of the road. Some breakfast and showers and we’re ready for Palm Sunday church!

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