I met up with Amy in Atlanta which was wonderful. We rode the trams back and forth and enjoyed people watching, and making up stories about the people we saw. For instance, one young man had just recently been to America to visit his best friend before the man's wedding. Which is why he looked so sad at the idea of leaving and was so depressed he was still sitting in the same place we left him with the same expression on his face two hours later. Poor guy.
Amy and I UNITE!
We were REALLY excited.
Once on the plane, we had our VERY OWN screens on the seatbacks! I was able to watch The Proposal (which was wonderful), and the new episodes of House, and The Office. It was fantastic!
When we landed in Manchester, we were going through customs and we were severely reprimandad by the officer in a bad mood, becuase we did not have a print out of our RETURN trip. That's right. We did not have our tickets printed out for our trip two weeks from now... (sorry, seventeen days from now). He told us, "You must not travel often." and "You're very unprepared". Needless to say, Amy and I got ALL the way to Manchester and we thought we were not going to be let into the country with Kacie and Dave waiting for us a hundred yards away. He left us to sit and WAIT freaking out that we might not be left in the country. He came back, waived us forward,stamped our passports and we were off. So strange. It was WONDERFUL to see Kacie and Dave! They were so welcoming and excited to see us. Dave drove us back to Sheffield (On the WRONG side of the road, I might add). He was a TERRIFIC driver and managed the crazy traffic wonderfully.
We ate breakfast and then we walked all around when we got here and explored Eccy Street. Went to bed after staying awake all day at about eight and woke up at nine thirty this morning. Glorious.
Today we are off to Stratford-upon-Avon, and a visit to Warwick Castle in Oxford. More stories and pictures to come soon!
Love you all and miss you!