5 September 2000

On Tuesday, 5 September, we were up early and off to the airport at 5:50 a.m. We departed shortly after 8 o'clock and arrived around 4 hours later in London, England, at 10 a.m. During our 3 1/2 hour layover at Heathrow Airport, we bought a few things and ended up with a handful of British coins.

Our next plane was for New York on another British Airways flight. We were served lunch shortly after take off. About an hour before we landed we were served afternoon tea, which consisted of a "mature cheddar and red leicester with chutney" sandwich, a "prawn mayonnaise" sandwich, and a "fruit scone with strawberry preserve and clotted cream." Can we even buy "clotted cream" in Arkansas?

The transfer from the British Airways terminal to the American Airlines terminal at New York JFK was extremely challenging due to ground transportation problems. But the remainder of the trip went fine.

We were happy to be back in our own home around midnight.

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