Last day today, we were leaving for the airport around 1pm, lazy start to the morning. Packed up our bags, checked out and left the bags with the hotel bell desk.
Last breakfast was at Bouchon Bakery – my fav, along the way, stopped by at Times Square for last sights!
Arrived at Bouchon Bakery opp Rockefella centre around 11am, time for my fav Chai latte along with their amazing pastries. The Chai latte was so good, had to go for seconds!
A last minute sight of the Rockefella area.
Back at our hotel – Riu Plaza,
, grabbed our bags, our car had arrived, time to head off to JFK, goodbye NYC, you have been awesome and tiring (too much walking) at the same time!
Drive time to JFK was just under an hour, then it was the crazy security queues at the airport – make sure you allow 3 hours, the security queues are soooooo slow!
Flight from NY to LAX was on time, first leg 5.5 hours.
Arrived into LAX 7:30pm, had around 4 hours before the flight home, again more waiting at the security process. NY was bad, but LAX was worse!!
Finally through that, into the departure lounge, we now had just under 2 hrs before our flight home. Time to eat, the fast food options were not too appealing, looked around and stumbled upon a Sushi place which looked ok. Turned out to be the BEST sushi we have had, even better than Natsumi!
Refueled, headed to the gates. Browsing on FB, noticed Kapila was also checked into the LAX terminal, left her message on her post stating I was also there – most probably she had already left.
Few minutes later, Kapila was there! Small world.
Was good catching up with her, she had been to Orlando for the wedding and was also on her way back home.
Bid her farewell and bid USA farewell, long flight back home, this had been a GREAT holiday without kids, thanks to mum & dad, Bhavik & Tina, for taking care of our girls – now the hard part – getting back to reality!
Till our next holiday…….