After a whirlwind week (David traveling to San Francisco and on to Chicago, kids last day of school, Coxsackie virus, work and paper corrections), we spent Friday getting everything ready. This meant conference and finishing patient notes, packing, returning library books, finding things, and cleaning up. At 4pm we took off for the train, backpacks on our backs. We had decide to see if we could just get by with backpacks which meant a limiting ourselves to the essentials. Kindles were essential to this plan and the boys had to choose games wisely. Our flight from Boston to London was a 6 hour overnight flight. We made it to the airport in plenty of time, got through security without a bag being stopped, grabbed dinner, and played a few games before it was time to board. It was our first trip on a 787 which made for an exciting start. Some of us slept well and some of us didn’t sleep much but everyone was still tired when we landed in London the next morning.