Monday, July 21, 2014

A long, long day

Yesterday was a 24 hour day for me, flying back from the UK. I was up early, at 5:00am GMT to shower, pack up, and head over to the terminal. I was a little worried about the time to get there, with United moving to a new Terminal, so I left a little early. I was glad, as I had to walk to Terminal 4 from the Hilton and get a train, which was slow in coming at 5:30am. Then a decent walk to the T2 area, waiting in line too long for coffee, and arriving at the gate just as they started boarding group 2.

All in all it worked out well, and I had a non-eventful flight to DC from London. I even caught a couple hours sleep, though with 3 of us in the row, it wasn’t super comfortable. However I read, watched a movie, and felt OK when I got to DC.

Customs were a breeze for me, and I had time to get lunch, talk to Tia and wait a bit before my flight to Denver. It was nice to get to the US and have a cheeseburger that tasted like a cheeseburger. Not sure what they do in the UK, but all the spices and flavoring are off for me. Wendy’s made me feel at home.

An easy flight to Denver, then driving home and arriving to find Tia, Delaney, and Kendall playing pool. We played a bit, then the boys went with a walk with Tia and I. We even jogged a bit, the first time I’ve run since my surgery, actually since October. It wasn’t much, maybe 1/2 – 3/4 mile broken into a few segments, but it felt OK. I’m thinking to go again tonight with DJ.

Then we had to drive out to get some dinner and the Prius. It was at a dealer, so at 9:00 at night, I was driving out, and then driving Kendall and I back near 10. That was a struggle, as it was 24 hours since my alarm had gone off in London and I was beat. I made it upstairs, brushed teeth, and I think I was asleep by 10:10.

Felt better today, but still a bit tired.

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