In case I should meet the Queen, I’ve packed a decent blazer. Hmm, I should probably include a tie.
- Passport? check
- Currency? check
- Tickets? check
- iPod? check
- Camera? check
- Laptop? check
- Comfy clothes for travel? check
- Books to read on flight? check
My first tran-Atlantic flight took place in 1979 when we moved to Belgium. Back then, people dressed up because flying felt like a special occasion. I wore a polyester 3-piece suit. I wish I was kidding. This time it’s jeans, a t-shirt, and a hoody. The temperature will hover in the mid-60s in London this week, which sounds pretty nice
I completely overhauled the laptop earlier today and somehow ended up with 15 gigs of free disk space I didn’t know I had. Need to make sure I take an ethernet cable and a lock to secure the computer when I’m away from my room.
My itinerary tomorrow takes me first to Houston, which means a 9-hour flight from there to London. Ugh. If the first leg instead took me to Newark, I’d be in the UK much sooner. Well, at least I might have a chance to snap a shot of that weird statue of Bush the Elder they have in the Houston airport. If I do, you’ll be the first to know, dear reader.