High Times in High Wycombe

My friends the Dollies and my family

We arrived tired and jaded in Heathrow. It was a long and tiring flight, followed by a long wait for a rental car, as Hertz had let ours go to someone else. There was a shortage of cars due to the volcano eruption and flight cancellations within Britain. People had to drive instead of fly.

We had a very sweet Scottish customer service representative, who eventually secured us a car, which was lucky for her, as after traveling for 24 hours, my patience was growing THIN!

We made our way to our friends Mick and Sharon, in High Wycombe, who left us a key so we could let ourselves in and catch up on sleep, which we did.

After four hours sleep and a good shower, we were refreshed and ready to go. It was nice to meet their son Justin for the first time, and then fabulous to get together with Sharon and Mick again after over twenty years.

We were given a tour of the beautiful countryside courtesy of Sharon in her open topped BMW. Sorry no photos here, but the memories are in my head. Joanna and I enjoyed it tremendously.

We stopped and bought English fish and chips……yes real English FISH AND CHIPS, and then washed them down with our beverage of choice. Wine/Guinness/lager/whiskey, we all chose different drinks. We then spent hours going over old photographs and reminiscing old times and showing Joanna old photographs of her parents (us) and their friends (The Dollies) from the early eighties.  Good times!

Now its time to go to bed in preparation for the next step in our journey. Dinner in Birmingham tomorrow night with Lester’s sister Monica. It will be fun! This is going to be a fun, but exhausting trip.

Check in tomorrow for the next installment!

My next story set in 1982 Germany includes my good friends the Dollies and will be released at the end of the year.


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