07th July 2022
July 7th - well we arrived, but not without much drama. group 1 that left with Coach Eddie was delayed in Dallas and upon arrival in Paris, missed their connection. They fortunately were booked on the last 5 spots and arrive in Copenhagen but without 3 of their bags. What a mess in Copenhagen baggage claim. My group had a much more stressful adventure. Flight from Dallas to London Heathrow was great. Smooth, good food, service, etc. and arrived in Heathrow late but with about 1 hour and 15 minutes to connect. But its Heathrow and about 500 people in front of us trying to get through security checkpoint before we go through the detectors, etc. We squeeze up towards the front, upsetting lots of people along the way and finally about 8 of us pass through. I informed the staff that my group of 30 was late and they tried to help the kids in red tops, which of course of us. Flight is 12:45, we wait in this line for over an hour and after long bouts of charm, begging, pleading, and just pestering with as much class as I could muster, they all get through wave 1. Now we have to go upstairs for securtity 2 but they are waiting for us and put us close to the top, but still a long time away. Its after 1 pm by now, and yes our flight was scheduled to depart at 12:45, so welcome to my world. We finally all get through security and we literally run to gate A20 which is at the end of the terminal, of course it is. And run we do, a wave of red kids with backpacks on, racing through Heathrow, what a sight. We arrive at the gate, board the plane and the staff were all waiting for us. Better to wait for 30 passengers than to rebook 30 so it all worked out. Arrive in Copenhagen and we encounter the disaster that baggage claim has become, with 4 bags missing, including my own. We now board our bus to Aabrybo and stop about 3 hours in for dinner at a roadside cafe. Small simple pleasures as the kids had a blast. And of course sit-ups are present, lots of them. We arrive just before midnight and our long adventure ends with a nice bed. Its very cool out so our fleeces are another good call. Wish I had mine as I am freezing and just want to brush my teeth, oh yea that is missing too.
training tomorrow so fun day ahead for us.