Over Hill and Under Hill.
February 9, 2013
Now that I am securely in my dorm room in AK Davidson hall, I can begin to relate my traveling experiences. I’ll start with Thursday. We got to O’Hare airport in Chicago around 1 PM. The first thing I discovered was that there was no food available other than overpriced subs once you went through the security check point. We could’ve gone back through again to get food, but they were less than gentle with my laptop–we almost had an international incident on our hands. *joke* Thankfully, the 8 hour flight only took about 6 due to strong winds behind us. The downside to that was that we then had a longer layover.
During that first flight from Chicago to Amsterdam in the Netherlands, I discovered that Indian people (from India) have the WORST babies for traveling. I nearly went mad from the incessant crying and screaming–from both the children and the parents.
I slept intermittently (for reasons, see above) and discovered that, in the horrible light of the plane’s restroom, I looked eerily corpse-like. I decided then and there that it must have been like living a day in the life of Steve Buscemi.
The flight was smooth, with turbulence only occurring just south of Greenland. The lowest temperature outside of the plane was -92*F. I watched “Wreck-It Ralph” during the last hours of the flight–it was awesome. SO MANY CAMEOS.
Finally, the value differences between British pounds and the American dollar became apparent–though our meals were only 7euros each, adjusted for inflation it cost us $28. Yikes.
There’ll be more later, but for now, that’s all. Sneak peak: Stirling Castle.