On Saturday morning, I got up at 2:50 am (yes, that’s not a typo) having slept for three whole hours. Took a very quick shower, and tried to keep moving and not doze off while I waited for Dave to get out of the shower. Our friends were nice enough to get up at 3:30 am to take us to the Edinburgh airport (and I hope they were able to go straight back to sleep when they got home).
Things for us were pretty uneventful for the rest of the day. We flew from Edinburgh to Amsterdam – a gigantic airport! We couldn’t believe how long it took us to walk from the C terminal to the G terminal, and how many shops and stoned people we saw along the way. (Okay, they probably weren’t stoned, but people really should pay better attention and try not to run people over or cut people off when they’re walking through an airport.) We sat in the Amsterdam airport for about three and a half hours, dozing, reading, trying not to be COMPLETELY bored. Finally we went through the security for our gate, where we waited for almost another half hour to finally board our flight to Newark.
The flight to Newark was pretty good – we had a good amount of leg room, and individual TVs in the backs of the seats in front of us. It was one of those planes where there are rows of two seats next to the windows, then rows of three in the center, so Dave and I didn’t have any extra seat-mates.
It took forever to land in Newark, but finally we did, and got through Customs and Immigration with no problems. We found our car just where we had left it in the Economy parking lot, and we headed for the Jersey Turnpike and drove up to Connecticut. We spent the evening and the next morning (Easter) with Dave’s family, and finally headed home after brunch.
We arrived at home around 8:30 pm and went to pick up our puppy. Lucas was so happy to see us! We missed him so much!