July 12, 2016 by Mel
Well, we’re here. I thought it a good idea to do an update each day where we can.
We started out at 6am when the taxi picked us up. Surprisingly the traffic was OK so we made good time and got to Heathrow T5 at 7.45. We got the bags checked it and went for breakfast.
The flight left at 11.20. It was quite a surprise to Jamie who hadn’t been in a plane before. Talk about baptism by fire, first ever flight being 8 hours long. Food on the flight was good as was the selection of films we could watch.
Lee had a window seat and so had chance to see some of the iconic scenery. He took a photo of the Potomac River from the plane as we were coming in to land.
We landed at 1.50pm Washington time and was met by our taxi drive, Quentin. Quentin took us to our waiting taxi, well when I say taxi, I mean a great big SUV.
Seriously, how awesome is that. The drive to the hotel was quite entertaining. Quentin was really easy to get on with and a great conversationalist.
After checking in we took a walk to the local eating establishments and had a really fab meal at Smokey Bones Grill.
Back at the hotel now as we are now at 9pm local time (2am UK time) and we are absolutely hanging. Tomorrows plan is to start on the battlefield tours.
See you tomorrow