We made it home in under 7 hours. I do like flying Icelandair. We flew economy and still had plenty of leg room. It was not full, so no one sat in our aisle seat. We didn’t buy their food because we had leftovers from our stay in the apartment. We did have to buy one of their beers though because it was a limited edition to celebrate their 737. It was nice and we kept the cans.
When we arrived back in Anchorage we made it through immigration rather fast because most of the people on the flight were not the US. Waiting for our luggage took longer than in the regular airport. In Anchorage we have a smaller building that is used for all international flights.
Then we got to customs where we were asked did we have any wine, sausage or cheese, good thing they didn’t say beer, we answered no and left the building. Our friend, Judie Wolfe, was there to get us. We stopped by the house and dropped of the luggage and picked up Dusty, our son, to go to Red Robin for a hamburger since it was 4th of July. I was not going to BBQ after that trip.
It was wonderful sleeping in our own bed last night.
I got most everything packed yesterday, but we needed to check the weight again. We did a little moving around and got all three bags under 23 kilograms. We are probably up to 60 pounds of beer now.
We cleaned up everything at the apartment and left for the airport. On the way we stopped for gas and I took a couple of photos of our dirty car. It is a little bit cleaner than it was at one point. Might have been the trip through the river. Did I say that? We didn’t drive through any water with the rental car.
We then went to turn in our car at Sixt. They were the really busy again but could be because they are the cheapest place to rent a car. So if you want a cheap rental be prepared to wait a couple hours. Our car was the dirtiest one that was turned in. I guess the people didn’t have as much fun as us.
Now time to catch the shuttle to the airport. There was some interesting art outside the airport.
When we went to check in I told them that we had paid for a bag in London and they told us that it was paid all the way through. She wanted to see my receipt which luckily I had on my email. Glad I don’t get rid of that stuff until the trip is all over. We loaded our luggage on the weighing belt and we had 1.4 kilos to spare. Yeah! We passed the weight allowed.
Then off through security where I managed to set the bells off as normal. After getting patted down and having the wand run over my body, to bad it wasn’t a guy doing the patting down, I was let through.
We picked up some licorice in the duty free. I was going to get some whiskey made in Iceland and smoked in sheep dung but thought $89 was a little much.
We found a place to sit and had a sandwich I had packed. Now we are waiting to see what gate we go to. Then we will be off to Anchorage and our own bed for the night.
The Anchorage Concert Chorus had a concert in the church of Chiesa di Ognissanti. Another beautiful church. It would have been nice if they had more people there but the ones that were totally enjoyed their concert. It sounded wonderful.