Off to England 

We woke up at 6am on Friday morning to get the rest of our packing and cleaning done. At around 9am, we made our way to the bus with all of our bags. 

The bus got us to the skytrain quickly. We then rode the skytrain downtown (about 40 minutes) to then catch the Canada line from Vancouver to the airport. This train is direct and takes about 30 minutes. 

We arrived at YVR with plenty of time to spare. We had checked in online but still needed to check our bags. We got through security quickly as our first flight was domestic, Vancouver to Calgary. 

Starbucks was a must at this point. Once we were through we each got a coffee for the wait. Soon enough we boarded our flight and were on our way. 

We arrived in Calgary to find we didn’t have to grab our bags and go through security again for our next flight. Due to that, we had 3 hours to spare. We hadn’t eaten since the morning so we went to find somewhere to have lunch.

After a quick wander we found a Chillis. I ordered a frozen peach margarita and Chris ordered a Stella. We decided to share hot wings and a bacon burger. The food definitely hit the spot. 

Soon enough, it was time to board our next flight, Calgary to London. This flight was eight hours and I had planned to sleep, however that wasn’t the case. After trying and failing multiple times to sleep, I decided to give up and stay up. 

We arrived in London and got through security quickly. It makes me laugh that they comment I come to England often. However, what do you expect when your boyfriend is British and his family lives in England?

Chris grabbed our bags while I finished going through security. We then had to get the London Underground to London Euston Station, where we would catch a train to Manchester. 

  We were quite early for our train so we grabbed our traditional Nandos before the train. 

After a quick meal we jumped on our Virgin train to Manchester, where we had one last train to catch to Burscough. 

Due to delays, we missed our connecting train. That meant an hour wait. To kill time, we had more Starbucks to stay awake. We had now been traveling for 26 hours. 

Time passed quickly and we caught our final train. We arrived at his parents house exhausted, now being awake for over 30 hours. We stayed up a while longer, to beat jet lag. Once we did go to sleep though, we slept a solid 14 hours. 

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