Blogging our recent US trip day by day, a month after the event.

8th and 9th December – Sithee America. Ta-ra!

BillboardAnd so farewell, America – you’ve been full of wonders and the warmest friends. Thank you Barb & Jamie, Valerie & Rob, and Janine & Barry for putting up with two gawping English people. You really are the bee’s knees. We drove through cold South Dakota still gawping – mostly at billboards – to Sioux Falls for our first short hop to Minneapolis-St. Paul’s.

PatchworkIn the air we were once again struck by the regularity of the snowy landscape below. The transatlantic flight was generally uncomfortable tedium, broken by delicious Delta meals – the beef and strawberry salad was superb – and the opportunity for me to watch ‘The Man From UNCLE’ and ‘Shaun The Sheep’, a superb double bill. Oh, and regular free gin in tiny Bombay Sapphire bottles helped enormously.

SchipholWe landed in Amsterdam at sic in the morning ‘the next day’, and watched dawn rise in Schiphol, where I had an entertaining chat with the airport on Twitter. One final flight over the Channel and we were back in Manchester, which was dressed in its habitual grey drizzle. Home again, jiggety-jig.



About wombat37

A Yorkshireman in the green hills of Lancashire, UK Not a real wombat, obviously, or typing would become an issue. I do have short legs and a hairy nose, however. Oh, & a distinctive smell.

Posted on January 8, 2016, in #WOMBATSDOAMERICA, Airports, America, USA. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. And what a wonderful time you had, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed reading it – although in fits and starts. You are SUCH a good tale teller!


  2. Thank you. I’ve enjoyed the telling, and had experiences such as will inform many stories


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