The story so far...
01.02.2009 - 02.02.2009
So, we are now comfortably nestled in Moose Hollow condos in Eden, Utah.
The journey started slightly less comfortably due to us only getting 4 hours of sleep after the karaoke madness of the night before (thanks to everyone that made it out Saturday btw). Heathrow terminal 5 seemed to work exactly as advertised so no problems there, just an 8 hour flight to Denver. However once we got to Denver, with hangovers and sleep deprivation seriously kicking in, we had to settle down to a 6 hour layover with nothing to do except stare at the immensity of the Colorado plains, which were made even more hallucinogenic by our sleep-starved minds playing tricks with us. Eventually our 2-hour connecting flight to Salt Lake was called which we couldn't have been happier to get on. The other side was a real struggle due to a confluence of:
a) we'd only had 4 hours sleep in the last 40 hours
b) we had two large board bags, two large rucksacks and two small rucksacks to maneuver ($4 for a trolley? as if)
c) the hotel wasn't picking up the phone and didn't seem to be sending the airport shuttle that it was s'posed to
Eventually we got a taxi to the airport hotel with a friendly out-of-towner (who paid for it on his work expenses result!!) and fell into a deep and dreamless sleep.
The next morning we went and picked up the truck (which will get its own posting in the near future), spent a couple of hours aimlessly driving around SLC until we bought a TomTom, went to a massive Wal-Mart for supplies, picked up our stuff and drove north thru Ogden to Eden.
We now have a computer in the condo so are a little more contactable. Also there is a phone in the condo that we can receive calls on, let us know if you want the number.