Leaving on a jet plane

Leaving on a jet plane

Today’s the day! The Padre and I fly out of Wichita, bound for Carlisle in northern England. We’re so thankful that we were able to get on the same flight, even though we booked tickets at different times. Even so, it’s an overnight flight out of Atlanta, so it will be tomorrow morning by the time we land in Manchester. From there, we hop on a train to Carlisle where The Nomad will be waiting for us!

A sheep saying howdy on the trail beside Hadrian's Wall in Northern England (2013)

A sheep saying howdy on the trail beside Hadrian’s Wall in Northern England (2013)

The Ginger is leaving tomorrow, actually, and will be arriving in Carlisle around noon. So we’ll get to meet her at the train station!

The United Kingdom is six hours ahead of us here in Kansas, which takes some getting used to. I’m hoping to sleep on the plane. Even reserved a window seat for that very reason. But we’ll see if I can.

I’ve loaded my Kindle down with lots of books, including Heir of Hope by the incredible Morgan Busse. So that is definitely on my to-read list, along with A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness and A Better World by Marcus Sakey.

We don’t have a lot of solid plans for our first day in England, other than to get to our respective “homes” and settle in. We’re going to hit the grocery store, I know. And hopefully get acquainted with the city enough so that we’re comfortable wandering around and exploring.

I plan to Instagram and/or Tweet the whole trip, as well as blogging here as often as I am able. So check in often! It’s very likely something exciting will be happening…. just prepare yourself, because I’m not above tweeting a snapshot of my tea and biscuits.

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