In America. And may I just say that 2 hours sleep the night before you fly is an excellent preemptive treatment for jet lag. After that little sleep and that long a flight, you will believe any time anyone tells you it is.
My mother, Genevieve and I flew Brisbane – Sydney – LA – NY with very little delay at any point. We felt processed. We spent Thursday night in New York City, and on Friday afternoon my mother and I took the train to Connecticut.
Things we have learned:
- American airlines staff treat passengers as if they make their job more difficult.
- There are bellhops in real life!
- Times Square actually looks like that.
- New York really does have background music.
- The serving sizes really are that large.
- We really should have worn coats.
- All the songs are true.
- The World Trade Centre went a long way down.
- Everyone tells you how to calculate tips, no-one tells you how to actually pay them.
- Everyone is friendly except the taxi drivers (the ones we had, at least).
- New England houses really do look like Victorian Dolls Houses.
- They have storm cellars!
- The fall really looks like that.
- So do the pumpkins.
- They also have candy pumpkins.
- Yale is gorgeous.
- We know the names of most of the stores.
- We do not know the names of any of the trees.