The 'said' goodies bag.
Karen loving her time with the girls, waiting for the delayed flight US734 out of Phili.
L to R - George, Jordan, Chris, Piggy and Mike.
The U16s on tour.
Now the waiting game is no longer fun. Come on US Airways.
Jess and Lizy checking out the gate number.
Well we finally landed back on British soil this morning, a little later than scheduled. Despite a nightmare SELF check-in at Phili (they wouldn't provide an assistant to check us in) we did get them all onto the flight and through customs in the UK with no real hiccups.
Everyone had had a great trip home and I would like to take the opportunity to thanks all the kids for making it such an easy journey for Wylo, the 3 musketeers and I who were in charge (missing Craggy and Sarah).
Sarah has gone on with her family (including Toby of course) to other parts of the US, and Craggy has gone to stay with Adam Guy (our LDO from 2 or 3 years ago). Also Joe Streuli has stayed on in the US to holiday with his family.
At least we appear to have brought some Maryland sunshine to Manchester. I think many of the kids will be sleeping or have taken a nap today, so bear with us if we look a little groggy.
THANKS TO ALL OF YOU WHO HAVE POSTED COMMENTS AND FOR THOSE WHO WANTED TO BUT DIDN'T MANAGE TO. WE HAVE RECEIVED SUCH POSITIVE FEEDBACK FROM MANY OF YOU.
WE INTEND TO POST MORE INFORMATION ON THIS BLOG SITE SO KEEP AN EYE OUT. CHECK IT OUT AS OFTEN AS POSSIBLE - ITS A GOOD WAY TO COMMUNICATE .... A TOUR REUNION BEING ORGANISED FOR THE KIDS SOON, HOW TO GET MORE PHOTOS, PLUS OUTLINING WHAT THOUGHTS ARE BEING EXCHANGED ABOUT THE AMERICANS COMING OVER NEXT YEAR. SO WATCH THIS SPACE!
Bye for now... Karen