Our 3rd visit to New York was just as great as the first two with the added bonus of having my parents and brother here on a week long holiday. The flight over from Manchester to Newark was okay but I got chatting to the guy next to me and before I knew it he had pulled out his laptop and was showing me presentations on water pipe technology after hearing I worked for a water company!! Arrgghhhh. Still it was marginally more interesting than the Alvin and the Chipmunks movie!
New York was only a flying visit on route to Quito (via Houston) but we packed in all the sights once again. However the 2 things we had wanted to do we no goes - the Statue of Liberty queues were miles long and the Empire State Building was shrouded in mist - so we just wandered the streets in the cold taking in Times Square, Central Park etc.
It was a nice to spend a couple of days with the family ahead of our 4 months away.