NYC Day 1
I left Vancouver early and when I arrived at the airport discovered that even though my destination was international I was flying domestic and therefore hasn’t needed to get up at stupid o’clock.
I thought I had a seat to myself however old mate showed up as the last person on the plane. Turned out old mate was actually really nice. His name was Chimmy and he’s a doctor. We chatted and laughed most of the way to Montreal.
I flew into La Guardia via Montreal. I nearly missed the connection. We had 40mins to run to the other side of the airport, clear security, clear customs and RUN to the gate as they called that our boarding was closed! Made it. Just. And I had an empty seat next to me. Score!
We had to go into a de-freezing bay leaving and they sprayed out wings with anti spray. I’ve never had that before.
Flying out was a blanket of white. Everything frozen.
La Guardia was much more pleasant to fly to than JFK and I was at John’s place within 25mins of landing! My bag came out first, grabbed the first cab – $35 to midtown, jumped in the shower, got dressed and met Troy and his friend downstairs.
We ended up at an Irish pub for dinner and I had an amazing burger.
Afterwards Troy’s friend went home and we went to the Empire State Building where he works with my friend John so he could get changed. I wrote Kiwi and Straya on all the blackboards.
We left there and went to Flat Iron where we had cocktails and live music at the Flat Iron Room. I was entranced.
Home by 1am so I could actually see some of NYC on this trip, not just the bars!