The group set off from Luton at 3.30AM and picked up in Northampton at 4.30AM. We arrived excited but shattered at Manchester airport at 6.30AM and caught our flight on time at 9.00AM.
The flight was great and we were grateful it was only an hour and 45 minutes – just enough time to wolf down the tuna and egg roll, although it was not to everyone’s taste! The journey gave us all the chance to get to know each other and have some fun. We have given out a few nicknames, although they should remain secret at this point!
On arrivals at Lourdes airport we grabbed our luggage and made our way to the coach. We were welcomed at our hotel like old friends with many recognisable face; waiters, receptionists, manager and cleaners all greeted us with a smile, hugs and kisses.
We are about to eat dinner (although I feel like we have just finished lunch) and then we are heading out to the grotto – first time for some.