Today I got to be a guest blogger over at http://beinglds.blogspot.com.
I am in NYC with Marissa, Hank and baby Henry and using their Apple is a bit different than my PC....otherwise I would have added a proper link.But it was fun to write and I thank Jocelyn, not only for asking me but also for actually posting it. Me, who asks for people to not be so militant, seems to be pretty militant herself/myself...OK...so I know myself.
I took the smallest jet have ever seen last night. A school bus is wider! Because of weather conditions in NYC the original flight at 6:30pm was delayed 4 hours. Then they suddenly saidwe would board at 9:15 and leave. We boarded at that time but then sat on some runway for 45 minutes. But we finally got off and flew far about the storms.
I have flown many times during college years but not often at night. So it was fun to look down and see a blanket of clouds beneath and a love moon above. We landed safely and I walked out to find the transportation area. Stood in a long queue to get a taxi. Cool system.
You stand in this queue, inch forward in an orderly fashion (not crazily like Tom Hanks in Sleepless in Seattle). When you get to the yellow taxi kiosk a woman hands you an instructional paper and tells you which cab number to go to. In you go and off you go.
I gave the driver the address. We are now on some 'highway' and there's an exit ahead. He asks me if this is the correct exit. I tell him I have never been here (which is true..not on this road, not from the airport). So he pulls into a middle area of the road, directly in front of the EXIT 43 sign and informs me that he will GPS the addresss. Now? I wonder. Now, in the middle of the street? Yes, Now. And he then gets the info and we exit. Phew....almost safe.
He dropped me right off at the apartment building. I paid him, tipped him (which Marissa said was too much, oh well), and Marissa came down to get me. I was so grateful to fall into the bed.
I awoke early, as I always do, called Robert to be certain he was up (he was). Man...I miss him. I'm sorry that he could not come with me (and so is he) but I am glad he was willing to let me leave him to come and play with baby Henry and Marissa and Hank.
I went back to sleep and heard the lovely honking of horns...I love honking horns and cann't figure out why people don't. But a few hours later....like 3....I was startled awake by finding young Henry lying on a pillow, right by my face. Hank was leaving for work and he wanted to see the moment I saw Henry in the flesh. I told Marissa and Hank that they did a great job! Thi is a wonderful looking baby. He has this great head of hair...and oh, you should see his toes...they are so long, they are his Mom's and Robert's. Amazing long slender fingers.
I can't figure out how to get the pix off my camera and put here so that will have to wait until I get home. I am having a great stay here...altho it will be short.