Home again

We arrived into a dark and foggy morning here in Auckland and 5c temperatures. Lovely to be back and especially on a day that gradually put on its best dress for us: sunny, blue, no wind.

Naturally, I went to bed.

The homeward journey was greatly improved (for me) by an upgrade to business class for the first 12 hour leg of journey. I made full use of the lounge at Heathrow:

And wiled away a few hours there while Helen roamed the terminal and sat in departure lounge. Business class meant the unheard of delight of being able to lie down in some comfort- and I managed to sleep for much of this leg.

At LA we actually had to change planes which meant not only did we have to go through the interminable immigration process (we were transit passengers!) but we had to retrieve our bags and put them on another Air New Zealand flight. I won’t complain though – the man ahead of us at the check-in desk was none other than Sheriff Longmire from the excellent series on Netflix- i missed greeting him, sadly.

After another less comfortable 12 hours we arrived home early this morning. I’m pretty spaced out and feel like I’m walking in a daze. Thanks for coming along for the ride.

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7 comments

  1. Andrea · June 9, 2018

    It’s been great Jenny! Nothing like vicarious travel to brighten up an Auckland winter. Thanks for taking us along with you.

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  2. Carol Pickersgill · June 9, 2018

    So glad you got home safe and sound. Thanks again for letting me tag along with you on your beautiful, beautiful trip! I loved every stop we made. Your photos are always so fabulous.
    I’ve been housebound for over 2 months with a horrible, barking cough they finally identified as bordatella pertussis – whooping cough! So being able to hitch along with you and Helen has been a delightful distraction.
    Thanks again, welcome home, rest up, and bless you, Jenny Jeffries!

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    • jennyjeffries · June 9, 2018

      Oh Carol – sorry to hear about the whooping cough! That’s got to be a real pain to endure. I’m glad you enjoyed the posts. Get well soon 😘

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  3. Lynn Castillo · June 9, 2018

    Thank you Jenny for sharing your travels with us. What an amazing journey.

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  4. John Craig Cowan · June 11, 2018

    Welcome home to cold grey Enzed. It has been great to be entertained by your travelogue; I look forward to hearing a more detailed and unexpurgated version over a cup of tea soon.

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