The Prelude to the End

I miscalculated a little on the days of the week, we’re actually leaving Heathrow today.  I’m in a Premier Inn as we speak with a hotel-sterile white towel wrapped around my head.  What a nightmare getting here from Glasgow.  It was fine until we hit the Heathrow terminal exits and then everything went pear-shaped.  We ended up an hour late to the hotel from being lost and looping around the M4 more times than I care to remember.  Then, when we finally abandoned the driving directions and made our own way there from seeing the place from the motorway, they told us we were at the wrong one and had to drag our lifeless bodies back into the car and drive another 15 minutes up the road.  All in all, it took us 11 hours to get here.

There is solace in that our direct flight to Denver doesn’t leave until 1 p.m., but then again, we still have to find our way to the National car rental drop off which of course, isn’t next to the airport.  We should be getting into Missoula around 11:30 p.m. and then have a 45-minute drive home.

Did I mention how much I miss my own bed?

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16 responses to “The Prelude to the End

  1. wow! what a long, and sometimes frustrating day it must have been! i feel weary just reading about it. hopefully, today will be better. the direct flight should simplify things. have a safe trip home!

  2. Dorothy said it best – “There’s no place like home.”

  3. Hope it’s a bon voyage back. There’s nothing like a hotel near Heathrow to put you in the mood for home.

  4. weather in Denver is good so there should be no delays at this end – and it certainly won’t be anything as bad as Heathrow.

  5. Oh please, oh please, oh please. Come home. I so miss the sound of your voice. On Wednesdays. It’s not like I get to hear you, all the way from Montana, and all, every day, whenever I want. Just on Wednesdays.

  6. Hope your flight home is uneventful and you get home and to your own beds very soon.

  7. Safe trip!

    I know what you mean about coming home to your own bed…

  8. You are going to be in Denver??? Oh so close to me!! Oh, by the way, I got “it” and thanks so much! Very cool! I was dancing at the mailbox.

  9. I’m amazed that they have a direct flight to Denver!!! Safe travels. *hugs*

  10. Glad you got to at least fly mostly direct on the way home. That leg sounded exhausting.

  11. anglophilefootballfanatic

    Ah. Almost home! Good luck. I know the feeling of your own bed & how it calls. Can’t wait for you to get back with stories.

  12. I can’t wait for all the pictures. The pictures and the souvenirs! You ARE bringing us back souvenirs, eh? 😉 😛

  13. You’re almost back… hopefully the rest of your trip home is smoother!

  14. Yikes! Sure hope your return trip goes smooth. Travel safe.

  15. Just wondering if you are coming home or leaving home. Whichever it is, welcome back to the states.

  16. By now you’re probably home. I hope your flight was safe and that you get lots of rest!

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