altogether a good visit there. The only real hassle is the lack of direct flights meaning that going through Chicago is often the route. One thing strikes you immediately about USA that they eate differently. Not only do they eat more, seemingly much more, but they eat different foods. Eating also seems to be the national occupation at airports. So many different types and shops. Hotels focus a lot however on heathy eating. Fruit is abundant. blueberries to die for. The one thing lacking though is bread. Too often there is only cakes, muffins and sweet types of bread available at breakfast. toast and rools do a vanishing act. hot tea is also difficult to obtain and they want you to make your own tea. So a kit arrives, cup, hot water, milk and tea bag. The tea bag is never the same as UK.
the temperature also changed by the hour. Really warm one hour and then suddenly snow on the way to the airport.
The congress was also well worth attending. Us folks get together annually for a 2 day meeting and yes the talks might be bit droll and even boring and some unneccessary but the social ability to put faces to e-mail names was priceless.