I need to be fully charged and ready to take on whatever comes my way ...grins,,well, I like Coffee !
I hear the call.... Yep, thats My plane...Time to board..........With seat found, window ,yep, cant travel without a window by my side..I settle down and get ready for take off....we wait..and wait,,and wait some more..Hmmm The Captain says we have a hr delay..they need to check out the fire /smoke alarms in the planes toilets...someone had tampered with them..It wasnt Me..I didnt touch Any buttons...not even been there...not going to either..They go WHOOSH !!
They need instructions to use ....
(( You need one of these afterwards ...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heart_massage. )
Ok, I think its time to take off. Yep, Im on my way to USA ...Next stop Philadelphia ...about 7 1/2 hrs away ...I sit back and look out of the window .... Ohh theres Frank..Hi Frank Bye Frank...grins... yeah right ...as if he could have reached Nth Wales in an Hr !! Now we are over the Ocean..,the clouds are all I can see now... I like looking at clouds..I think each has a picture...ok, dont worry..its not contagious. insanity I mean....grins Im certified ..I must be mad to be doing this but Mad is good fun. I like adventures . Let the Invasion Begin....!
Monday, 16 November 2009
Philadelphia Airport 29th September 09
The flight was smooth and the food WASNT Hamburgers !!! Not sure what it was but I ate it....and I lived . I think I used up the planes sugar supplies though ...
I see land..yes, I see USA. Not far to Philadelphia airport now.
Its time to buckle up and set wheels on US ground. Yep, we are landing. I love the City skylines .If I remember right its a long wait to get past Customs and find the Bag claim area. I know Margie will be meeting me soon
Im more than ready for a Coffee now. My turn to get through Customs now. Passport checked, Eyes checked, finger prints checked,,Yep ,,,its really me AND the guy let me through too.. Bet he forgot about the last time I was here..when I set off their alarms ...My Polo mints do that all the time.
Right, off I go to see if I can find Margie.....grins Yes I think I see her... Hya Margie...Coffee? Ohh yes lets grab one. Margie and I chatted over Coffee and after a while it was time to find a way back inside the Airport to recheck in.....We walked about looking for the way in..it was here last time Im sure....
Did they extend the airport ? It looks BIGGER . grins. We find the entrance and this is where I have to say Goodbye to Margie....Thankyou Margie for meeting me here in Philly... We had a couple of hrs to chat .. and that was very nice as I didnt get to meet Margie on my last visit.Margie was one of the first Catster mums I talked to when I first joined Catster. Ok, when Alfie first joined ....grins.
I have to leave Margie at the entrance ..and go though the security checks again.... ok here goes, Shoes off, belt off, watch off, coat off, shirt off ... No..that is All thats coming off...like it or lump it...!!
Through the xray machine...BLEEP.... OMC ..those Polo,s did it again.... They had to go through on their own...Yep, I passed ok so did my Polo mints... Now to get dressed again and find my gate...
Its a long walk but I soon find the gate...Im going to check my ticket and check the board..Yep, they both match up... WPB flight is on time it says... time enough for a coffee and find a seat . and read a news paper..
What strange Headlines....I wonder Who this Reporter purr son is ?????????
My onward flight is ready to load... Time I was getting on... I should be in West Pakm Beach area in a couple of hours or so..
Nice plane,,good seats..Yes I do have my window seat ..
Time to take off.... Not long now till I meet Maria
Ive talked with Maria on the phone many times , I owe Maria so much. My first trip to US opened my eyes. I just had No Idea of how Big it all was....I was so glad of my Guardian Angel watching out for me.
The Pilot said we are heading into a storm so he is diverting off a bit to avoid it if possible....OHH WOW..Im glued to the window...This Storm is Beautiful..Lightening flashes in the clouds..It is So Beautiful... .I cant stop watching it all from the window...OK well, yes..where else would I be watching it from when Im inside a plane....!!
We are about to land at WPB Florida
Its about ...9.30 pm ? I have no Idea . not sure if its the same time zone as Philly ..I think it is ..Ohh well, I know Florida is 5 ..or is that 6 hrs behind UK ....so if I left home at 8am and its 9.30 ish pm here ..it must be about 2am ish in UK...Hmmmm I have another couple of hrs on my poota before I go to bed,,,if I was in UK that is.....
The plane unloads and its Bag claim searching time...Follow the signs .....Its quiet in this airport....I meet Maria and Allen ....grab my bag and we go outside...WOW..its Hot here....Who left the heaters on full blast ? ....Yes..Im in West Palm Beach .Florida..with Maria and Allen ....and its Hot. grins... The US Invader has arrived . This Hobo is looking about and cant believe the adventure that is about to unfold....
Once we said our Hello,s Maria had some bad news to give me..Frank had emailed Maria to let me know that Barry..one of my cats at home had take ill.Barry had a major seizure and wasnt looking good but he was comfortable.. Maria kept me posted as to how Barry was doing throughout my Hoboing around USA . If Barry had taken ill the day before.I know I wouldnt have been able to leave UK.
Im worried about Barry, its not like him to be ill. He is such a gentle cat too. This news made my stomach turn over.. I felt a chll run through me...