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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Reflection on Our Trip

Aloha Everyone,

How quickly the 3 weeks have come to an end. Today we transferred to the Premiere Inn at Gatwick Airport. Our departure on Virgin Atlantic is early tomorrow morning. Entry to the USA is via Las Vegas. Hopefully, the temperature will not exceed 120 degrees Fahrenheit. If it gets hotter than that, we understand that planes may not be able to take off.

Truthfully, J.J. and I are leaving with a bit of reluctance. With newly acquired knowledge, deeper understanding and appreciation of humanity, this too was a successful sojourn. As Brits would say, “We had an impressively splendid time."

Let me share a few differences between British English (B) and American English (A).

Chips (B) - French Fries (A)
Jacket potato (B) - Baked potato (A)
Flat (B) - Apartment (A)
Surgery (B) - Clinic/doctor’s office (A)
Chemist (B) - Pharmacist (A)
Bonnet (B) - Hood of a car (A)
Loo (B) - Toilet (A)
Torch (B) - Flashlight (A)

And finally, who said that English food has to be bland. With multi-national residents and visitors, sometimes it was difficult to find typical English food.

Aloha -- Cathi