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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

US2UK - The Day in Pictures - Feb. 27 & 28, 2012

The Big Day in Pictures!

Thankfully, we all landed safe and sound.  Rosco seems to have shrugged off the flight and its affects but River is showing signs of jet lag.  Last night, sleepless at 2:00 a.m., I got up.  Now, one of us getting up in the middle of the night is nothing new to The Noses, but at home, River wouldn't even bother to open her eyes.  So you can imagine my surprise last night when she bounded up after me into the sitting area, grabbed a toy and tossed it in the air.  

Her excitement didn't last long and we were all back in bed ten minutes later.

Unfortunately, the area we are in seems to be quite dog unfriendly.  The lovely Barkston Garden Park that sits across the street (and the main reason I selected this apartment) is a private park:  You must have a key to gain access.  Just like the park a quarter of a mile in the opposite direction.  Also, there are very few trees along the sidewalks so you can imagine we are having some issues in the dog-relieving area.

However, a delightful one-mile walk (one way) gains us access to Kensington Gardens Park which, unbelievably, is entirely off leash.  They have some fenced areas that say, "Dogs must be leashed in this area," but that is all!  Wide open fields and happy dogs everywhere.  Our new dog heaven (and good for the humans too as the walk sure did us good last night.) 

So back to adjusting to jet lag - it takes me three days every single time and I'm sure this time will be no different.


P.S.  Also in the pictures is a shot of our baggage.  Alan did an amazing (or amazingly crazy) job of classifying what was in every bag.  No kidding, we have a spreadsheet on it--no one at Sage is even surprised, I'm sure.  Complete with color coded rope.  But it all came in handy when we landed at Heathrow:  All the pink colored bags came with us, the rest went into the on-site long term bag storage (fantastic find.)