|Dan and Nen on the Train to London|
As is our usual experience this trip was smooth, on schedule, comfortable and issue free. We had one change in Doncaster and arrived in a rainy, dull Kings Cross station on the afternoon of 30th December.
Daniel was so excited to see the Emirates Stadium, home of Arsenal football club, a team he doesn’t even support but none the less, he was more excited by the sight of it at this stage than he was about the trip to the USA.
|At Kings Cross|
|Not happy on the Tube|
So I shepherded the kids onto the underground, having decided to take Daniel for a look at Wembley Stadium before we headed to Terminal 5 at Heathrow to pick up our dollars and to check into our airport hotel for the night. Now, forgive me but I was once the master of the underground but things have changed, there have been alterations to the system, I’m getting older, we were all tired and the prices, I’ve already covered the prices right? So we got lost but only as lost as is possible on the London Underground, it’s a case of all roads lead to Rome really and so we were not without direction for long.
|Happy, Wembley Stadium through the mist in the background|
|Basic Family Room, serviceable, comfy £15 a night!!|
|Panorama of dining area, pleasant, clean, nothing special|
|Bathroom, clean, hot water, towels all you need really|
Checkout of the hotel was smooth and simple and we were on our way to Terminal 5 once more ready to take to the skies.
|At T 5|
Unusually for me we left the journey to the boarding gate to the eleventh hour not realising what a long trek it was however we used the transit shuttle which was fun, clean, 21st century, slick technology. Daniel loved it. When we got to the back of the queue we were waved forward by a BA staff member who told us to pass through priority boarding as we were a family group, this was a nice touch and welcome after our mad dash to the gate.
|Immaculate T5 Transit System|
We boarded the plane and were shown to our seats. Very comfortable, plenty of leg room, recliners, retractable arm rests, seat back personal TV with movies, music, TV programmes and in flight information. We had pillows and head sets and tooth brushes and blankets and it was really comfortable. Daniel loved tracing our journey through the sky on the TV and Nnenna watched several films.
|Daniel kept reminding me how high we were and how |
fast we were travelling throughout the journey
|In flight entertainer|
|First pic in NYC outside T7 at JFK|