I went to work in the morning, and A went to school. Left work early - around 10:30 so I could pick A up at 11. We had previously decided that we would meet in the main office, but at 11:10 she still wasn't there, so they had to page her. Finally, we were on our way. Went back to the house to make lunch, say goodbye to the cats, and grab all our crap.
Out the door at 11:30, just like we planned. We did not hit any traffic on the way to the airport, parked with no problems. We weren't able to get our boarding passes online, so we had to go do that. Thankfully, since we didn't have any bags to check, we were able to check in from the kiosk. The security lines were SUPER short, so we were at our gate with plenty of time.
We boarded a little late, but at least we were sitting next to each other.
Longest.Flight.Ever. We watched The Truman Show & Bruce Almighty on A's iPad, and then I watched The Secret Life of Walter Mitty on my phone. There was unfortunately no sleeping.
Friday, November 16
Since we left a little late, we also arrived a little late. Got through customs quickly and then we just had to figure out how to get to our shuttle to the Stansted airport north of London. We had a lot of time before that arrived so we got some food and a latte for me - as well as a beer for me. I wasn't thinking clearly - forgot that we had another flight still, so allll that liquid had to be consumed!