Here I am writing from New Jersey and it is COLD. Whew. But I'm not complaining. Except I need to buy shoes other than these flipflops and I couldn't find anything today. Plus with my still broken toe, wearing shoes - Hurts!
The direct flight was great, about 16 hours and Delta is no frills to say the least, but I can't complain about no stopovers. My legs swelled horribly and I felt a bit like a pig roasting on a spit - during the long hours of the night I had visions of my legs swelling so much that my skin would split open ( like the above mentioned pig). It didn't - thank goodness.