So cue the wobbly screen effect and the tinkly bells as we go back in time.
I must have repacked my suitcase a dozen times to try and fit everything plus a muppet in it.
Today I was wearing “transitional” clothes, warm enough for New York but cool enough for when we arrived in Australia.
Well I thought it’d be warm enough for New York.
After finishing packing we checked out and checked our bags into storage until we were ready to leave.
Then we headed up for the last time into Times Square for lunch at Ruby Tuesdays. We’d seen an ad on TV for unlimited fries.
Lies, lies, lies!
Sure enough not wearing thermals was a bad idea. The wind when it blasted through was so cold and where we waited in Ruby Tuesdays for lunch was near the door, so it was FREEZING.
Then it happened again.
We lost Matt!
Talk about book ending the trip.
We headed back to the hotel and got to our shuttle just in time. The shuttle was full and suddenly we were repacking the boot with it’s suitcases.
Um, excuse me, who’s getting the tip?
This time we headed through a tunnel and traveled towards JFK. At one point we were passed by a fleet of cop cars which was kind of cool.
At the airport we check in at the British Airways terminal with a lovely lady. We had to make sure our 100ml bottles in their ‘baggies’ (gotta love the poms) were visible at security checks.
Then we sat and waited in a very nice lounge, we got some Maccas and did a little bit of last minute shopping.
Our flight had been delayed, airports across the country were having big weather issues. One plane had slipped off the runway in Chicago.
We hoped our A380 would be waiting for us at L.A.X and luckily this time it was, even if the people on board were a little shitty at us for holding them up.
The A380 was a great flight, lovely and smooth flight especially in take off and landing.
When we returned to Melbourne we waited ages for Jarrod to go through DUTY FREE! Then went to collect our bags and go through customs declaring our M&M’s.
We headed our the doors and there was Tamlyn with a sign that said [tos]ser.
It was Christmas Eve, our Christmas tree a collection of wrapped presents and various shopping bags from New York.