Thursday, March 19, 2009

Jet-lag sets in

Doorman Priest writes:
Had long chat on the phone and agreed I would go to the hotel. At 7.30 June rang to say would I mind not going as jet-lag had set in big time. She intends to do art gallery , museum and city centre walk tomorrow so I hope to catch up tomorrow evening.

Here is some advice for the suffering.

What say ye?


Anonymous said...

In overseas travel, one is reconnected with infancy. You consider it a triumph if you sleep through the night.


Anonymous said...

It's amazing how fast we adapt, though. The first night in Europe (after crashing and burning in the afternoon) our conversation usually starts about 4 a.m. ...

"When did they say they started serving breakfast?"

"7 a.m.??"


(time passes, at least an hour or so)

"What time is it now?"

"Nooooooooo... it's just 4:20."

"ohhhhhhnoooooo... do ya think that lil grocery store was a 24 hour one?"

"Want me to go or you going with me?"

"Should we stop and wake up Lisa?"

"nooooooooooooooooo... "

But by the end of the trip, I have no trouble sleeping 30-60 minutes past when I should have gotten up, Amazing how that happens.

Grandmère Mimi said...

As DP says, I'm here in Leeds. My only difficulty was at the Manchester Airport to find the train station and then a looong walk. I had a luggage cart, thank goodness.

Yesterday, I was like a zombie, but I slept well last night, and today I'm fine. I'll meet Doorman-Priest and his family this evening. They delivered flowers to my room, the dears. They have been magnificent.

I found the shopping street near the hotel and bought a cheap cell phone and some minutes. The SIM card for Dennis' cell phone would have cost as much as the cell phone. Good thing, because I can't make phone calls out from my hotel room. The hotel is lovely, thanks again to DP and Mrs DP for their recommendation.

I'm typing from the Headingly Library, which gives me an hour free! It's near my hotel.

I'll try to keep in touch.

Love to all.

FranIAm said...


Sending you lots of love and prayer for this great adventure!

Anonymous said...

Yes, love and hugs to Mimi

I'm a little jet lagged myself doing one of my 2.5 day trips Back East which is why I haven't said much lately. I go back to CA this afternoon.