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Monday, 1 November 2010

My tirp to see Jenn day one

The Journey.

First the good news, Me and Jenn are safe and happy that we are back together again.

So on with the story.

As you all know from reading my posts, the Journey really begins when I get back and begin work to get back to the point where I am now, which is with my Jenn and writing this, but this is about the actual traveling from England to the USA. so here goes

Well first thing, about a day before I was due to set off, it was my last day at work and I gave my mother a quick call to make sure she was ok and when I got through she sounded all in a panic. I asked her what was wrong and she said something about a terror attack on a plane. I told her not to worry , later I looked on the news and it was a cargo plane.

I told her that I was going on a passenger plane and that everything should be ok, but I must admit that it did scare me, but I didn't tell my mother that because if I did it would only make her worse.

I had a lot to do that night, I had to pack all of my things and get my tickets ready and pick out what I was going to wear for the trip, I always like to wear stuff with lots of pockets for the journey, I have different pockets assigned for different things. One pocket will be for my pass port and travel documents, another will be for money and my camera and so on.
It took me until 3am to finish packing and after that I watched some TV.

I wanted to stay up as late as possible so it wouldn't feel so bad at the airport staying there all night which I had to do because on Sundays they perform track maintenance so the earliest train after that is to late for my plane.

So next day the day of the journey, I got up around 3pm and tool a looooonnnnggg hot bath, and after rinsed off with a long hot shower it was so nice. I got dressed got my bags put my things in my pockets and away I go.

I got to the train station and waited for my train, now usually I catch a earlier train because it went straight through to the airport but this time I caught the later train and I had to change over in Manchester, and with it been nearly Halloween there were all kinds of strange things around. Zombies witches, ghosts, I think I even saw Elvis leaving the building.

I got to the airport and I had only got to wait 6 hours to wait until the gate opened up and I could go through. but wait there is more to this one, because it was the 31st of October the clocks went back at 2am, something I hadn't really thought about, so 7 hours was really 8 hours. I didn't mind to much though, I had my packed lunch maid buy my mother so I was all good.

at around six am I noticed that the gate was just about to open, I thought this was a bit odd, it said that it didn't open till 7 am. but people where queuing up and the lights were on, I thought I had better ask some one about this, I grabbed my things and went to a lady who worked at the airport and asked her if they were opening the gate.

She said. "Because the time had not changed in the USA the gate was opening as if it was still 7am" I though to my self imagine all those people who have put there clocks back and are gonna show up here at 7 for the flights and not make it because they are in effect a hour late for their check in. but I'm sure the airline would tell them right? but it didn't say anything on my documents.

I got through the check in and went to my gate and waited for a while. While I was there a plane pulled in and suddenly it was surrounded but about 5 fire trucks with flashing lights, but the fire crews got out of their trucks stood a little while and then got back in their trucks and left..Strange.

Now as a man, their are certain things I could say that I am not to keen on, like I wouldn't wear women's clothing or make up or I wouldn't wear the colour pink, I guess it's mainly because I associate pink with girls and blue with boys, don't get me wrong I think pink looks great on a girl but I would not look so good in it.

So there I am sat at the gate waiting for the plane to pull in and you will never guess what,,
It's only PINK!!!!! Yeah you read it right a PINK plane.. all the Lady's are all going AAWWWw look doesn't it look cute and all the men are looking and you can tell they are not impressed.

Well I say pink but the main body was actually white, the undercarriage and the tail and the engines were all pink though, and when I asked the steward why it was pink he told me it was painted especially to represent the breast cancer research foundation, so I guess that I could live with that reason, breast cancer is such a serious subject and Delta had raised so many millions towards the research and to celebrate their achievements had painted the plane pink and when it got up to the gate it had a logo on the side that said Breast cancer research foundation. but PINK!!!!! cmon!!!

When we all boarded I noticed a man who was sat just a few seats to the side of me, he was looking a little distressed as he was talking to the flight attendant, He was telling the flight attendant that he had a very serious allergy to peanuts to the point where if he was to come in to contact with them even if it was through the air conditioning system it would make his throat swell and choke him to death, and he was getting in to a panic because what the thing they serve you every hour on flights Peanuts, he said that it had happened before and even the scent of them can trigger it some how. The flight crew were trying to tell him that their are 200 or more people on the flight and they would do their best but they couldn't take the peanuts of every body's menu, next the mans girlfriend started crying, she was scared for her boyfriend and I think it that case most would be. the flight crew tried their best to help and even asked him if he would like to get off the plane if he felt that he was in danger, he said no and they finally managed to resolve the situation , by not serving anyone with peanuts three rows in front or behind the man, or at least I heard them say that. but they did give me a packet of peanuts, but with respect to the man's illness I did not open them and gave them back to the next flight attendant.

The flight went without any further hitches and was a nice flight, i watched a few movies and even managed to sleep for about two hours which is very unusual for me, but I had been awake for 27 hours.

I got to Atlanta and found my Beautiful Jenn waiting for me. I gave her a big kiss. we are so happy again.

Oh by the way it's Jennifer's birthday today so HAPPY BIRTHDAY my beautiful Jenn I love you.


-stephanie- said...

This post made me laugh...Elvis leaving the building, pink airplanes...

I know you and Jen will have a wonderful time together. Looking forward to more posts.


Jennifer said...

I'm so glad you're finally here. I love you.