Our journey was reasonably uneventful, apart from the fact that our KLM flight was almost an hour late leaving Manchester so we only had 30 minutes to get our onward flight to Detroit. Obviously we made it, but it was a fast walk around the airport! The plane was packed - I think lots of people were heading home for Thanksgiving.
And I think it's only now that we're here, I realise just how important Thanksgiving is to the Americans - I think it's bigger than Christmas. We have woken up in time to go downtown to Detroit to see the Parade, but I think we're going to grab the opportunity to explore the area. Oh yes, there's also a huge football match on today - Lions V Packers - all a bit foreign to me, but I'll learn.
Anyway, that's all for now. I don't think this will be the last time I'm up so early, but I hope not quite so early. To all my American friends - have a
Very Happy Thanksgivining
I'm so thankful to be here and celebrating with my family. Have a great holiday. Bye for now.