Today was daunting; with lots of travelling ahead of me it was going to be a big day. We checked out of the Sheraton Times Square New York at midday.
This is a great hotel. I was apprehensive about staying here as a lot of reviews were saying it is the crappest hotel ever but on the same day there was a five star review saying that the hotel was excellent. I suppose it just goes to show you really you do have to make up your own mind and not believe everything you read. We were really happy with this hotel. I’m not sure if it’s because we upgraded our room which gave us extra privileges like complimentary breakfast each morning but I’d recommend staying here to a friend. And its location was spot on: walking distance to everything. First stop was to JFK Airport to board a Delta Airlines flight bound for LA. This was a six hour flight and was quite enjoyable.
We checked out of LAX domestic and checked in at Tom Bradley International airport. After a bit of shopping and a quick bite to eat we boarded our Virgin Australia flight bound for Brisbane. A total of 14 hours!! I was not looking forward to this. We managed to get through it though. My legs were so swollen (does anybody else get this when they fly or is it just me?) I had bad lower back pain due to my monthly friend but I got some shuteye and we arrived in Brisbane without fault. We only had a very short time to get our connecting flight to Perth. After collecting our four suitcases, clearing customs, checking in, waiting 26 minutes for the AirTrain to take us to the domestic terminal, we were “that couple” that were legging it through the airport to catch our plane before it left without us. Phew, we made it. This flight was another five hours. That’s a total of 25 hours of flying in a two day period, five airports, two continents and one well earned shower when I get home. But first things first: those kiddies of mine are going to get the biggest hugs. I hope they’re ready for it.