Last Day...time to head home :o(
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Well, it was home time for the Scots in NYC. The other good thing about the Continental flight to Glasgow is it leaves at about 8pm, so you're also got most of the day in the city, and it's not a day really spent in the airport.
We checked out and left our bags in the hotel until mid afternoon, when we'd booked a car to take us back to Newark. We breakfasted at the cafe next door to the Doubletree and set out for Central Park with the hope of going on a horse and carriage ride. The bad new was that the wind had picked up along Columbus, and the horses weren't there! It was also President's Day, which is why Mark thinks they weren't out. Perhaps the carriage drivers thought there'd be no-one crazy enough to go round the park in a buggy...but they were wrong!
By this time, the tears were streaming down Mum's face because she was so cold and the wind was stinging her eyes.
The park was stunning in the snow, especially as it was so frozen that it didn't break when you stood on it, so it looked very pristine. When we got so cold we couldn't take it anymore we headed for the cafe, but when Dad saw my pics he decided he wanted his own, so we'd to wait for him coming back!
We ventured into FAOSchwartz (I collect Steiff teddy bears so I was curious to see what they had), and then a couple of jewellery shops (I was on the hunt for pearl earrings for my wedding day), which we eventually got in Mikimoto on Fifth Avenue. We had lunch at Trump Towers (it was excellent, first burger of the trip), sauntered back to the Doubletree and set off for Newark.
Well, Holidays over for a while...where can we go next I wonder?!