Am biding my time at the hotel in Norwalk, Connecticut and was looking forward to spending the morning in the pool and hot tub. Like a good girl I just made sure I didn’t swim on an empty stomach by breakfasting on a hideously expensive waffle. However, it just dawned on me that Bill has left for his meeting with my swimming costume in his bag and all I can do now is merely stand and look at the water. Big fat arse! I like swimming!! *wails*
I slept really badly last night, I felt very desiccated and couldn’t settle, so my next thought was to maybe catch up a bit and have a little nap before I have to check out at midday. Back at the room however, the maids have already been and the bed is now stripped. Gah.
Seven hours until Bill’s meeting finishes. Ho hum. I’m glad I brought Ed along with me, at least he can provide some amusement.
Yesterday’s travel was quite stressful but exciting. At the airport they’ve done away with the traditional check in stations for Delta and now you have to check in yourself at little kiosks. This is all very well but the instructions weren’t clear and manoeuvering around the chaos of people was horrid. Instead of waiting in fairly orderly lines people and luggage were blocking every direction as you had to jump for a kiosk and avoid being hit in the head by someone’s rucksack.
Once on the aeroplane I flicked through Edge and then promptly fell asleep, to awake to a terrific pain in my head indicating the change in pressure as the plane started to descend towards New York. I had a great window seat, with a clear view of the ground below. I was sat just in front of the jet engine so for once had no wing to impede my view, and what a view it was. It was just about still light as we approached the city and as we flew right past Manhattan it seemed that my sense of scale was totally off as I couldn’t quite grasp the sight of all the skyscrapers.
We flew on up the Hudson and watched an fiery orange sun set on the horizon as the pilot waited for clearance to return to La Guardia and land amongst the vast twinkling lights of the Big Apple.
Back on solid ground Markham hired a car and we drove out into Connecticut, in just one day doubling my count of States I have visited.
Crap. Mary just called to say that she’s going to have to put Genghis in Kennels today. Apparently the dogs have started being territorial and peeing indoors everywhere. 🙁 Hope this day gets better soon.