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post #1 of 23
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Please wave a hello to my sister who will be flying over to your shores today! Her plane is due to leave London Heathrow at 12.30 GMT going to Philly (where she is staying for two weeks with her girlfriend).
post #2 of 23
Oh lovely!! I hope she has a safe and pleasant flight Gilly!
post #3 of 23
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I think she's going to take a sleeping pill.... She is okay with flying, but gets very claustraphobic and suffers with restless leg syndrome! I feel sorry for the person sitting next to her! Awwww
post #4 of 23
How exciting for your sister! Is it her first time there? I hope she has a wonderful time and her girlfriend too!
post #5 of 23
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It's her 5th time...

She met her g/f on the internet about 5 years ago but they didn't meet up in person until 4 years ago. My sister went on a road trip through the USA for 3 months in a camper van! She was with another traveller (who she also met online). They started their trip in San Francisco and ended up in New York. She did so much in the space of 3 months - route 66, Niagra falls, every famous place in the USA she went to! It was at the end of her trip that she went to Philly to meet up with her g/f - they hit it off instantly.

It amazes me how two people can meet their soul mate thousands of miles away! Her g/f came to England for 1 year a few years ago and since then they have been taking trips back and forth.... Good luck to them because I know long distance relationships can be hard
post #6 of 23
Gilly, that's so lovely!

I am, however, entirely jealous that she got to tour the US in a camper!

It must be true love though for Andrea to go through the clostrophobia of a flight to visit Shannon!

I hope they will have a fantastic time - i'm sure they will!

Do they ever plan on moving to be together?
post #7 of 23
ooo,
I have a friend in england, his gf of 16 years broke up with him because it was time to tell him that she was lesbian, and that she found her soul mate online in america!
Like your sister she kept on going back and forth but now she got her green card so she isnt planning to go back to england anymore.
I hope your sister has loads of fun
post #8 of 23
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Originally Posted by Sar
Gilly, that's so lovely!

I am, however, entirely jealous that she got to tour the US in a camper!
I'm jealous too Gilly! She's probably seen more of the US than me, and I live here!!!
post #9 of 23
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Originally Posted by Sar
Do they ever plan on moving to be together?
Well I think that they would like to, but S is not sure she wants to leave her family, which is how my sis feels also. The other problem is, my parents have not taken it very well that my sister has a girlfriend. Only yesterday my mum was crying to A that she didn't want her to go as it won't get her anywhere...

So not only do they have to deal with the fact that they live miles away, but they also have to deal with the family stigma that surrounds them both I shall add though, I am very, very happy for them!
post #10 of 23
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Originally Posted by kittylover4ever
I'm jealous too Gilly! She's probably seen more of the US than me, and I live here!!!
Well I could say the same thing about tourists when they come to visit London - they ask me for directions and I am !
post #11 of 23
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Originally Posted by Gilly
Well I think that they would like to, but S is not sure she wants to leave her family, which is how my sis feels also. The other problem is, my parents have not taken it very well that my sister has a girlfriend. Only yesterday my mum was crying to A that she didn't want her to go as it won't get her anywhere...

So not only do they have to deal with the fact that they live miles away, but they also have to deal with the family stigma that surrounds them both I shall add though, I am very, very happy for them!
thats so sad

well, at least your sisters happy and is getting a nice holiday out of it.
post #12 of 23
Thats sad Gilly It's just a case of your mum and dad remembering that no matter what she is, what she does, she's still the same daughter that they held in their arms as a baby
post #13 of 23
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Originally Posted by rosiemac
Thats sad Gilly It's just a case of your mum and dad remembering that no matter what she is, what she does, she's still the same daughter that they held in their arms as a baby



I'm close to Philly, so if I notice any planes flying over at about that time I'll give it a wave!!
post #14 of 23
my daughter gay,and when she finally told me my first thought where,thank god,at last shes happy,she had been out with some real losers,but her g/f is a lovely girl and hey ive gained another daughter
hope your sisiter has a great trip
post #15 of 23
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Originally Posted by Gilly
It's her 5th time...

She met her g/f on the internet about 5 years ago but they didn't meet up in person until 4 years ago. My sister went on a road trip through the USA for 3 months in a camper van! She was with another traveller (who she also met online). They started their trip in San Francisco and ended up in New York. She did so much in the space of 3 months - route 66, Niagra falls, every famous place in the USA she went to! It was at the end of her trip that she went to Philly to meet up with her g/f - they hit it off instantly.

It amazes me how two people can meet their soul mate thousands of miles away! Her g/f came to England for 1 year a few years ago and since then they have been taking trips back and forth.... Good luck to them because I know long distance relationships can be hard

I am not in the US...but I will long distance
Do either plan on emigrating to either place soon?
I am so happy that you are there for her and maybe you could work on your parents a bit while she is gone

I hope she has an awesome trip! Tell her to get a cheese steak on me...
Unless she is veggie...cuz that wouldn't work
post #16 of 23
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Originally Posted by rosiemac
Thats sad Gilly It's just a case of your mum and dad remembering that no matter what she is, what she does, she's still the same daughter that they held in their arms as a baby



I live on the coast of Massachusetts. I know when we flew back from Ireland, the plane flew over the coast of Canada then down the coast of the USA. I'll gie a big wave!!!!
post #17 of 23
I'm so happy for your sister, but sorry that she has to deal with such backlash from your parents. I hope they come to accept and embrace the situation and I hope your sis has a GREAT visit with her girlfriend .

I'm nowhere near Philly, but waving at her anyway!
post #18 of 23
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Originally Posted by boys mum
my daughter gay,and when she finally told me my first thought where,thank god,at last shes happy,she had been out with some real losers,but her g/f is a lovely girl and hey ive gained another daughter
hope your sisiter has a great trip
your daughters lucky to have you
post #19 of 23
How wonderful for your sister! I hope she has a blast. I'm on the same coast, but QUITE far from Philly...so I too will give her a wave from a distance!
post #20 of 23
Hi, Gilly's sister!

Hope you can see me from Chicagoland! Give Gilly a big hug from me when you get home.
post #21 of 23
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Thanks everyone She actually text me when she should have been up in the air somewhere!

They were taxiing down the runway when some brake lights came on in the cockpit so they had to turn back to the stand!!! She said that they had to wait for this thing to be fixed then they would be off again. She also said that she had two spare seats next to her!

They were due to take off at 1230 UK time but I think it ended up being 1430 from the last message I had from her.... but anyway, at least when she finally arrives S will meet her so the long trip will be worth it.

I never expected my sister to end up being gay or lesbian. She has always had boyfriends (quite a few really) so this was a thing that just happened and shocked them both. I suppose from my parents point of view is that sigma surrounding it, plus my parents know that I am bi-sexual (I told them years and years ago and they thought it was a "faze") so I guess they are upset that both of their children could end up with someone of the same sex... Blah is what I say!
post #22 of 23
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Originally Posted by boys mum
my daughter gay,and when she finally told me my first thought where,thank god,at last shes happy,she had been out with some real losers,but her g/f is a lovely girl and hey ive gained another daughter
That is a really lovely perspective and your daughter is very lucky to have you!
post #23 of 23
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Originally Posted by boys mum
my daughter gay,and when she finally told me my first thought where,thank god,at last shes happy,she had been out with some real losers,but her g/f is a lovely girl and hey ive gained another daughter
hope your sisiter has a great trip
I second what Gilly said. What a beautiful thought .
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