We finally made it alive!! After 24 hours, we’ve experienced more than just the Grand Forks and Fargo desolate airports. Today we flew over the Atlantic to London, England. We felt very fortunate to be able to spend a few hours touring the sites in downtown London. The Queen was not in a good mood and refused tea with us….but we did see the palace (see picture), lots of birds, and Big Ben. Because we weren’t planning on stopping outside of any airports, we weren’t prepared for the cold. Carolyn & I shivered behind the boys as they played with their cameras taking pictures of the small taxis and double decker buses driving by. We were told never to eat near the Queen’s palace because it was so expensive, but thought we found an affordable italian cafe…..$80 later we walked back out into the cold having had a cup of hot coffee and ham and cheese sandwiches and leaving completely broke. What a rip off….and we’re talking about the two cheapest pastors in the city. Todd could have bought an old boat with that!
We had a neat train ride and now find ourselves at the worlds largest airport, pushing our 400lbs of luggage, without a Starbucks in sight. Combining the boys aimless wandering, and Carolyn losing her train ticket, I feel like I’m the glue holding us together….just kidding. We are having an awesome time….please continue praying for us as we are going on 48 hours with no shower, bed, or good night sleep. We’re just looking forward to finally reaching our African destination.
Till next time, Cheerio.