Clare and I had a wonderful trip across the pond. We spent two days in NYC, where Rich's friend Bob had taken time off work to completely look after us and show us around all the sights and remind us to leave tips. *;) Thank you Bob, we had a terrific time! It was slightly surreal being in a city that I've seen so often on TV, but good fun to spot the places you knew. I loved the Statue of Liberty and the Chrysler Building at night.
We saw Rich's parents and brother on our way to New England, as well as some of Rich's work colleagues, and they were all the most lovely people. I don't think either of us realised how well known we are over there! I hope we didn't disappoint. It was a rather emotional day but I feel much better that we made the visit. I need to send thank you letters to everyone but I just don't know where to start, they were all so, well, lovely!
New England is a beautiful place. We scooted through Mystic and Newport in Connecticut and Rhode Island, and they are very cute fishing ports, then headed north via Boston into the mountains of New Hampshire and Vermont. The scenery was gorgeous up there, even though we were a bit too early for all the leaves. It was just starting to turn and you could see from only the few trees that had gone what amazing fiery colours you get there. Considering how many thousands and thousands of acres of forests there are, it must live up to its reputation!
I did too much shopping and got told off at the airport for having an overweight bag, but hey ho, watchyagonnado, right?