Back to New York

Date: 31/08
City: New York, New York State
Kilometres ridden: 0
Cumulative kilometre: 558390
Street: N/A
Weather: Cloudy, rain, sunny, humid

Packed up in the morning, everything fit somehow. We did throw plenty of stuff away, my lovely hair clipper which accompanied us the whole trip, my lovely hot sauce….., all that helped us shed a couple of kg. We were ready just in time, and got dropped off to the airport.

Not much happening, except that we flew to New York. The last leg was with a small airplane.

Stephen picked us up from the New York airport. We were really happy that we didn’t have to use the public transport after a day of traveling. Karen and Stephen have the ability to make you feel at home. While exchanging some stories, we had dinner and Stephen was pouring a nice cold beer, what a great welcome.

Date: 01/09
City: New York, New York State
Kilometres ridden: 0
Cumulative kilometre: 558390
Street: N/A
Weather: Cloudy, rain, sunny, humid

We had a really relaxed Sunday morning and in the afternoon we were invited to Stephen neighbours to a – start of pension- party. On the right is a picture of the whole party bunch.

It was a nice party, we felt  home here as well, I guess it must be something in the water or beer which causes this area to be so welcoming J.

Date: 02/09
City: New York, New York State
Kilometres ridden: 0
Cumulative kilometre: 558390
Street: N/A
Weather: Cloudy, rain, sunny, humid

We had another pleasant morning with lots of talking. After a great dinner – Karen cooked some caramel pudding, I couldn’t stop eating it – we ask our self, why should we leave at all J?
But then we thought of Silas (our grandson who was born just before we left) and packed our stuff. We sent some stuff home, so we needed to print a label. Here are Sigrid and Stephen troubleshooting a printer problem.

They solved the problem in no time and I started to carry our bags upstairs. It went well until I picked up the hand luggage on which Sigrid had orgotten to close the zipper. That created an additional chance to have a look at the contents 🙂

After putting everything back, we said fare well and took a couple of picture.

Just before we hopped into the car, Stephen came with a farewell drink. I think he tried to make it easier for us to leave the US since this was clearly showing that our journey comes to an end.

When we arrived we found a long queue which was not moving at all.

After standing there for an hour or so, the queue started to progress again, but everybody was leaving the counter with their luggage… strange. As it turned out, the airplane had a technical fault – I promise, it wasn’t me – and the plane hadn’t even left Stockholm yet. So we got a voucher so we could by something to eat and we should be back at nine. We told Stephen and Carole that and said good bye.

So we went to have something to eat and around nine we walked back to join the queue again. As it turned out, this time we queued for hotel vouchers. We got a voucher and a description of the way with another couple. When we arrived at the hotel, we got a room together too. They were a very nice Swedish couple, but we tried to get a room for ourselves which eventually worked out. The reception promised us they would give us a ring early enough for us to catch the plane.

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