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Arrived In America

Hello from upstate New York! Weโ€™ve made it! Fortunately, it was one of the least โ€œexcitingโ€ transatlantic airplane journeys I can recall.

First, Heathrow was fine:

[Looking out from London Heathrow Airport, Terminal 5, August 25, 2018. Photo by me.]

Then the British Airways flight to Newark, New Jersey was also uneventful. Not even a moment of turbulence. Even the economy class โ€œWorld Travellerโ€ dinner was good.

[Over the Atlantic at 40,000 feet. Photo by me, August 25, 2018.]

Newark Airport, though, had the longest non-US citizen immigration line Iโ€™d ever seen there. It took our British friends an hour and a half to clear passport control.

After theyโ€™d finally gotten through, I joked with our girlfriend: โ€œPresident Trump, beloved as he is by all Americans, is tryinโ€™ to keep foreigners like you distasteful types out.โ€๐Ÿ˜‚

Finally reaching the Catskills after a night with my dad In Pennsylvania, we found the house was in better shape than weโ€™d expected after a tough winter. Other than us having to replace the car battery – which basically died from non-use – all was pretty well. The England and the USA flags went up outside.๐Ÿ˜Š

[Made it to the house. It is still standing. August 26, 2018. Photo by me.]

And I had to share a mountain fashion selfie to Instagram, too.๐Ÿ˜‰

[Arrival required a selfie. Not bad for some jet lag. August 26, 2018.]

We are planning on going into Manhattan tomorrow. I may not be posting much on here in the next two weeks. Please stop by my Instagram, where Iโ€™ll have plenty of short โ€œInsta-postsโ€ and pictures of our USA visit.

Have a good day, wherever you are. ๐Ÿ™‚

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