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Old 7 Jun 18, 10:06 AM  
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The one unlike nothing you've ever read before - day 9 - A bit of shopping, travel day, home...


A final bit of packing done, there's no point hanging around so at 9.30 we just load the luggage into the car and check put of the hotel.



Breakfast is first on the agenda, and it has to be our new favourite, Cracker Barrel...



DW had pancakes
I had the beef brisket skillet.
Great breakfasts and good service too. $19 plus tip.






Wal-Mart next for more essentials to take home with us this time...
Rice a Roni, Jerky, jelly beans, pretzel pieces and underwear too...amongst others.

We deciden to spend.our last couple of hours at the outlets on Vineland, but we were just killing time and boughtonly a CK hat for DS.

Final drive in my lovely red Dodge Charger R/T, before reluctantly handing it back ( I've done 599 miles and used $70 in fuel and averaged 18.8mpg (US gallons)) just hope I'll be as lucky with the car in December. I had prepaid a full sizecar through BA for a total cost of 210 which was a steal in my opinion.

Bag drop was a simple process and our boarding passes say TSA pre on them... there's a separate queue for this (hope its a fastpass)

Yaaas it is a fastpass, through the security in 5 minutes flat when the queue was showing 30 to 35 mins... no need to take off shoes, belt, jacket and leave liquid baggie in bag... simples.

We had a wee snack at Nathans near the gate. Philly cheesesteak for me and chicken tenders for DW

We then found that we were too late to get duty free as our flight had been called, despite there being 50 mins to departure... never mind, we got some onboard at roughly the same price.

The triple 7 on the way home is a refurbished aircraft. The seats are not quite as comfy as the older aircraft (or should that be slightly more uncomfortable than) mainly due to them being shorter. However we've got a bulkhead row (31) and so we can recline with impunity, which makes a difference. I also suspect thet the flight was sold as the old configuration as there are loads of free seats, so I can move to the aisle and leave the middle free.
The IFE screens are much bigger and better quality, its handy to have the usb too I expect, ours unfortunately wasn't working!
Food on the flight was dire, really dire... good job we ate at Nathans!
Flight was quick though and we arrived a bit ahead if schedule.



As noted on our outbound travel day, Gatwick is an awful airport, has to be endured though, but its worse on the way home somehow.



Wish we we're still there.. instead of sitting in Gatwick airport waiting for the flight to Glasgow.

Tomorrow I'm hoping t o do a hotel review and an overall trip review...
Thanks for sticking with me and also for your comments on my daily posts.


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Just a horrible day that last one, just killing time until the inevitable trip to the airport happens.

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Thanks so much for taking the time to do this... its been an interesting read😀
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Thank you for sharing I've enjoyed reading along will look out for your December trip report.
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I have enjoyed reading along, travel home days are all a bit rubbish
I bet you are looking forward to going back and seeing your daughter once again

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That time between checkout and heading to the airport is soul destroying. Glad your flight wasn't so bad despite the food. I'll look forward to your hotel review. Thanks for taking the time to share.
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Its been a great read, thankyou for sharing.
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Agree with others here - the killing time part from checking out of the hotel to checking in at the airport is horrible- all I think about is what Im leaving behind. At least you have another trip planned in a few months to ease those blue.
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