I retired to bed at about 3:00 a.m. The entire English group had arranged a minyan for 6:30 a.m., so we could leave to the airport in good time. Most of them did not even retire to bed at all.

At the airport, we were trying to explain to the security officer what was in the large box we were carrying. He interrupted us, saying he knew what shmurah matzah was, as Shmuel had explained it to him and had indeed given him some for his own seder!

Our plane to London left at about 10:00 a.m. There were only three kosher meals on board for the eleven of us: they did manage to find an apple or pear each. We were told that they had to find 160 kosher meals on the previous day at very short notice kein yirbu.

As Yossi Liberow was an ovel (in the year of the mourning after his mother), we had to insure that we had a minyan for mincha and maariv on the plane.

One of the non-Jewish travelers asked us if we were on a pilgrimage. We explained to him our reason for going to New York and showed him the full-page article, with a photograph, about the Rebbe in the morning’s edition of the New York Times. He kept repeating “What a memorable trip this is for me.”

Well, I agree with him. It was a memorable trip for all of us.