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Short Hills, Summit, and the Way Home, New Jersey - 26th October 2018

It's the last day of half term in New Jersey, and because it's an afternoon flight back we don't have a lot of time to do much. So we head off to Short Hills Mall for a bit, before driving over to the town of Summit for another diner experience, this time in a restaurant in what resembles an old railroad coach. Finally, we get another psycho Uber to take us back to Newark Liberty airport, via a particularly hairy emergency stop somewhere across an exit. When we get to the airport - alive, luckily - we end up trading our flight, which was meant to involve a change at Washington Dulles, for a later direct flight with Premium Plus upgrade, all because they were looking for people to volunteer to have cabin bags checked in for free. This means a few extra hours hanging around, but it's worth it.

next album: Apples and Fireworks, Suffolk - 4th November 2018
previous album: Times Square, USS Intrepid and the High Line, Manhattan, New York - 25th October 2018

2018 The heron on the lake does its daily creep around

The heron on the lake does its daily creep around

2018 Fred works in his pumpkin from Chester, New Jersey

Fred works in his pumpkin from Chester, New Jersey

2018 Fred and Harry do carving

Fred and Harry do carving

2018 Fred's pumpkin is impressively vomiting its own insides

Fred's pumpkin is impressively vomiting its own insides

2018 Fred's other pumpkin is a cool skull shape

Fred's other pumpkin is a cool skull shape

2018 A deer runs through the garden

A deer runs through the garden

2018 Fred's really enjoying a session of original classic 1980s game 'Simon'

Fred's really enjoying a session of original classic 1980s game 'Simon'

2018 Heading down the escalator into Short Hills Mall

Heading down the escalator into Short Hills Mall

2018 Isobel strides past Macy's

Isobel strides past Macy's

2018 Fred flings a coin into the fountain

Fred flings a coin into the fountain

2018 The boys are overwhelmed by the sheer amount of Lego

The boys are overwhelmed by the sheer amount of Lego

2018 A stack of numbers in hardwood

A stack of numbers in hardwood

2018 Harry and Fred hang around

Harry and Fred hang around

2018 Main Street, Summit

Main Street, Summit

2018 The Diner cook

The Diner cook

2018 Fred and Isobel, who's looking wistfully out of the window

Fred and Isobel, who's looking wistfully out of the window

2018 Diner customers

Diner customers

2018 More Main Street action in Summit

More Main Street action in Summit

2018 A blue fire hydrant

A blue fire hydrant

2018 Harry's happy as he runs down the street

Harry's happy as he runs down the street

2018 On the way out of Short Hills, we pass another modest pad

On the way out of Short Hills, we pass another modest pad

2018 Springfield is everywhere

Springfield is everywhere

2018 There's a bit of a sign overload

There's a bit of a sign overload

2018 A bunch of United planes, with Manhattan in the distance

A bunch of United planes, with Manhattan in the distance

2018 Hanging around in the terminal at Newark, after trading our flight

Hanging around in the terminal at Newark, after trading our flight

2018 A United 777

A United 777

2018 The last of the US: Fred trundles his case along the airbridge to our plane

The last of the US: Fred trundles his case along the airbridge to our plane

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The heron on the lake does its daily creep around