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Fairwell to the American Dream and helllooooooo Fiji

The day that never was

We are coming to you from a little shack in the grounds of our hotel in Fiji. I'm pleased to report that the pc has available usb ports so that we can upload piccies, the bad thing is that we have no signal on our phones to verify our mobiles to facebook. I believe that is called sods law and if anybody has any hints/ tips on how to sort this out then pleeeease let us know haha.

We flew out from San Francisco to L.A at 4.55 on 24th Feb and flew from L.A to Nadi airport and 10.30pm on the 24th Feb. On arriving at Nadi airport we discovered it was 5.30 am on the 26th Feb, so my life has officially been over for 26 days and I didn't even get to experience one of those days. For the rest of you I hope you had a great Ash Wednesday and that all promises for Lent are being kept so far. As we have lost a day I am going to start Lent tomorrow and I am going to try and be less sarcastic but I'm not sure how that one is going to pan out haha.

Well our time in the airport was interesting and as usual, the characters of good ol' USA didn't let us down. As we sat in LAX, there was a lady sitting next to us telling anybody in earshot the temperature of the country around the world as well as the exchange rates. I swear these people heard where we were going to be and decided that they needed to feature in this blog haha. Anyways it bonded quite a few of us in the lounge and a few smiles were exchanged haha. We weren't sat anywhere near her on the flight luckily enough becaus I think only one of us may have made it to Nadi haha.

So- I have waited sooooo many years for this but I'm mega excited to say that I'm finally in Fiji. The flight here was full of turbulence but the main thing that is bothering us at the min is lack of phone signal oh and not forgetting the rain that started at about 2pm this afternoon, which is really 2pm tomorrow afternoon for all you guys back in Blighty.

We have got a lil bit of a tan though and have spent the day by the pool. We aren't ones to get disheartened by rain because if were were we'd never have survived on this trip haha. We have been swimming and lounging and had a lil bit of a snooze. We're hoping the sun is going to be out in force tomorrow for the start of our tour around the islands.

We are in a mixed dorm at the min and are sharing with a couple of Canadian guys who seem pretty cool. Thanks to them and the mercilessness of Heather, I have come to the realisation that the bag situation is now rapidly out of control and it is now a case of kill or be killed haha. I plan on being ruthless a bit later on and getting rid of some maps/ guides etc.

So I'm logging off now because I want to check the developments of my fantasy football teams. I haven't looked at them in some time so I think some transfers may be in order haha. Our dorm for the next 11 days has 32 beds in, there best hadn't be any snorers haha

hope everyone who was on trek with us is safely home/ enjoying their next country- looking forward to all the piccies (or not haha just kiddin)

lots of love

H and Deb

x x x

Posted by debski 01:48

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