Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Plains, Trains and Buses.

I've recently returned from my xmas trip to all families concerned and I'm exhausted.

This meant flying on xmas eve from San Francisco to Coventry (via London) UK to spend a few days there.

On arriving in the UK and finding out my brother's car had broken down trying to pick us up from the airport, ventured to use public transport to get home. Getting a car on xmas eve is crazy, so we put on best foot forward.

The whole journey to get from Heathrow to Coventry took 5 hours! It involved 2 trains, 2 tubes (London underground) and a bus that made all local stops. :( Distance was around 120 miles.

Although we don't have Thanksgiving in the UK, it reminded us both of the very funny movie: Planes, Trains & Automobiles.

Anyway after a few days we headed back to the US. We stopped off in Pennsylvania for a few days to say hello to the in-laws. Most of this occurred using connecting flights, which was a pain.

I vowed not to use connecting flights in the future (we'll see). It just wastes huge sums of time and means the plane landing more often (which I am not fond off).

Then finally back to Bay Area to nice 55F weather.. arrrhh..

It's good to be back.

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