In my last days there I made sure I visited Manhattan. I did some shopping, eating...well I felt like a tourist again.
I even somehow made it to Jersey Gardens Mall in which it took me 2 hours via bus (usually a 30 min drive). I needed a suitcase and presents for the kiddies. But just my luck on my way home it started snowing and as I stood on some random corner in Union City with my suitcase in tow, waiting for the 83 bus to Hackensack I realised I hated snow sooo much. I waited for over an hour and befriended a Mexican dude and we took turns in seeing if the bus was coming as we hid from the wind behind a convenience store. No shelter, so we were turning into snow men, my Mexican friend gave up and went home. I waited it out a further 15 minutes and then walked into the convenience store to ask for a cab rink.... and yes you guessed it, the bus literally just drove by, like I was in a movie! The cab rink was 3 blocks away so the suitcase and I made our way in the snow and at this stage I was willing to give my firstborn child to somehow just to get me home and away from the snow. To top it off the cabbie only took cash in which I didn't have so we had to drive around looking for an ATM. But I did get home safe and gave the cabbie a nice tip for his efforts.
My experience had its ups and downs and I learned a lot. The New Kids cruise was of course the highlight of my experience the snow well...exciting for the first 5 minutes and then f***ing annoying after that! I met some amazing people in which I will miss dearly. (I've already been teaching my nephews to say "Whatttt?" with an attitude). For those of you concerned Ogles2 and Dj Sofka will be okay without me. I haven't broken the news yet to Eagle..I'm kinda afraid of his reaction!
So I'm here to stay and here being Sydney, Australia, which will always be home, no matter where I am in the world. America is a fantastic place, especially for those with money. Once you're living there the vacation is over and reality sets in. I lived amongst hard working people, who hardly got paid enough to pay their rent, who lived off food stamps and who feared that any false move and they would lose their job. It makes me realise how lucky we really do have it in Australia.
So for now this chapter is closed....but we never know what the future holds. I still hold my green card.....
I realised I didn't take enough pics whilst I was there, but the memories will stay in my mind and heart forever.
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|car nearly buried by snow|
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