Day 18 (London, England to Freeport, Maine USA)

A sad departure and an eager return. Off to Heathrow about 8:00 a.m. for a 10:50 a.m. departure. We did a bit of last minute souvenir shopping, then it was time to board, and we were off for Washington's Dulles Airport. From Dulles it was on to Portland, where our friend Karen (if you were with us for Day 1 - Karen is Don's better half) met us to drive us home.

It was a long day (especially with the 5 hour time change), but we were happy to be back in familiar surroundings.

Would we go back? You bet we would! We loved every place we went, and we would love to return and spend more time in several of them.

What was our favorite place? That's not really fair, is it? We could give a good argument why any of the places we went was our favorite - they were all great.

Things we already miss: sheep in the pastures, driving on the left, rock walls, driving between the hedgerows, castles everywhere, wonderful old stone houses, newborn lambs and (of course) heeland coos.