March 7 2017
What a stormy winter day, I am guessing that Mother Nature didn’t know that I was supposed to be leaving this morning for Scotland. My flight was scheduled for 11:20 but since they were concerned with planes landing because of the wind we were delayed about an hour.
The flight from Saskatoon to Toronto was pretty uneventful. I have never flown out of Toronto before for an international flight so I did walk around a bit before heading to the Maple Leaf Lounge. By the way the tomato red pepper soup was delish!
This was a huge trip for me as I have never been across the Atlantic. With all my traveling it just hasn’t happened before. My flight from Toronto to London Heathrow wasn’t too bad; we did have quite a bit of turbulence but just shut your eyes and hang on. I did get a bit of sleep which made the flight much better. Since I have never been to the UK before, I had to get myself around Heathrow Airport. It was nowhere near as bad as I thought it was going to be. I had to transfer from terminal 2 to 5 but there were signs everywhere and I have no problems asking for help if I need it. The flight from Heathrow to Glasgow was another story. There was a problem with the fuel gauge so it took them just about an hour to get the all clear. Since the flight was sold out, I had the lovely middle seat and we just sat and waited for the hour to get going. Oh, I just about forgot that there was a footy team on our flight so it was like peddle to the metal to get them to Glasgow to get to their game. Again turbulence and not a happy tummy, on the bright side my ear problems weren’t an issue at all!