*Saying goodbye is really hard to do; saying goodbye to half your family and your 'core' family in the same day is even harder.
*My cousins married some great people--I just wish I had more time to get to know them!
*I managed to quell the temptation to vindictively kick the back of the relining guy's chair when he finally saw fit to return to it after a few hours of personles reclining on my knees. THINK people!
*London is really cool to fly over--I could recognize several landmarks including the Gherkin!
*Westminster Abbey was jam packed full of people which made it a less than ideal sight seeing trip, but SO worth it all the same.
*The sight of several hundred people all holding an audio guide to their ear and whipping around trying to see what's being described is rather amusing. Also, hearing arrogant Americans loudly explaining British history incorrectly is also amusing.
*I still love riding the Tube! Even though I almost fell asleep several times on the return journey...
*The flight from London to Jo-burg is REALLY LONG.
*Why do you panic and feel sure you'll forget what your luggage looks like when you're standing in front of a baggage carousel? Or maybe I'm the only person this happens to EVERY SINGLE TIME.
*I officially take back half of the stuff I said about my luggage being ghetto--Zambian luggage is even more disreputable than mine!
*Lusaka airport looks like it's in the middle of nowhere compared to London, Jo-burg and Atlanta.
*I'm so very glad to be home.
*I can't wait till it's late enough for me to go to bed and not have bad jet-lag issues.