Checkin at Terminal 5 was uneventful and went very smoothly, I met up with someone else from the UK who is on the same course as they had offered me a lift to my hotel.
We started talking and got a little caught up in the conversation and got to the flight with minutes to spare.
Usual American immigration queues but it went pretty smoothly, passed through and we went and collected our bags.
We drove up to Redmond and found the hotel.
Now I am writing this some 8 hours later as I crashed out as soon as I got here.
More to follow…..