Hello from the USA!!!!! So we left for America at 7am GMT and were all awake at 6 doing those last miniute checks for passports and finding that Bethan's driving licence wasnt there however it was found in under 5 mins- UNDER THE SOFA? how it got there who knows but by the time the taxi arived we were all ready and rareing to go.
By 9am GMT we arrived at London Heathrow and waited for David and Chirs to join us as they were traveling from newport and David only finished work at 7am (crazy man working a 12 hr night shift then going on an 11 hour flight). When they arrived we checked our bags in at the special assistance desk and then headed through customs into the international flight lounge at terminal 3.
When through we decided it was time for breakfast and then we did some shopping while we waited for our gate to show up on the screens. 11.45am GMT and we were heading toward San Francisco officially! Our plane was leaving late but due to the wind direction it still arrived on time as our flight time was reduced by 30mins!
Virgin Atlantic were really good with me and gave me the time I needed to board the plane and i took my wheelchair right up to the airoplane door, on the flight i had time to watch 4 films, in between napping and the flight time flew by. On arrival we waited for everyone else to get off the plane by which time my chair had been brought up to the airoplane doors and although we had some confusion on which desk to go to we got to que jump and we were on the bart after just an hour and a half from landing.
We checked in to our hotel which is called Herbert hotel on powell steet just around the corner from Union Square so a great location and then went for a wander and for food next door at a place called Louis Diner- massive portions and typical american food we ate burgers and hotdogs, then david had a massive banana split for desert, mam had caramel sunday which was what in Britan would be a sharing desert neither were able to finish them.
By 9pm PT we were completly shattered as it was 5am GMT so we went back to the hotel to crash!!