Wednesday 1st September – A sunny morning and Sonia and Charlotte are ready to go. 

Sonia and Charlotte - Packed and ready to go

We set off for Heathrow at 11.00am and after a journey of roughly two hours arrived safely at Terminal 3.  We checked in for our Virgin flight VS0001 for Newark, New Jersey.  We said a tearful goodbye to Will and Dad at the departure gate and we headed off through security at 2.00pm to hit the “Duty Free” shops.

Mexico here we come - Security at Heathrow

We boarded our flight at 3.45pm on an Airbus A340 named “Lady Luck” – taking off at 4.20pm for the first leg of our journey to Mexico, via Newark airport and over-nighting in New York.