The 7 hour difference was easy to adjust to while over there. Getting back my wife and I are tired...our four year old kiddo is wired.
I did ride on my first "Foreign" airline. I rode on British Airways for 3 of the 4 flights. The flight home was on a 747-400, my first time on such an airplane. It was interesting.
A Captains bid closed while I was on vacation. Missed it by exactly 30 numbers. If I had not given 2 weeks notice to my last employer I would have made the cut, but I am a man of my word. Hopefully next time.
Time to recover.