Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Day 1 - NYC

I thought I was going to take a break from blogging for our vacation, but decided I could use the extra time I have now to document our trip....here goes:

Last night we drove down to Kelowna and stayed at the Sheraton 4 Points hotel in Kelowna.  We thought this would be a good idea considering our flight was leaving for Toronto at 8:50am and it would mean getting up at before 5am.  With the kids, that is just too much to ask for.

So, we stayed just across the highway from the airport - very convenient.  We arrived at the airport without a problem and got onto our flight.  Unfortunately there was some sort of mechanical issue with the cabin door and the crew had to call the aircraft maintenance who were "on call" for an odd reason which means it took a good 20 minutes for someone to get to the airplane.  The maintenance guy came and concluded there was nothing wrong with the door and signed us all clear to go.  We arrived in Toronto later due to the delay.  Luckily the La Guardia flight was also delayed coming from NYC so it gave us some buffer room, otherwise it is quite likely we would have missed our flight.

We arrived at La Guardia with no issues and easily got a cab into New York.  The hotel we are at is very conveniently located close to Penn Station which is where we are heading out tomorrow on Amtrak.  Tonight we took the kids up the Empire State Building.  The crowds were minimal so we got up with no line-ups.  The weather was clear and we got some great views this evening from the observation deck.  After that we headed down the street and close to our hotel went into a deli/diner and had egg salad sandwiches (Sophie and I), Fynn a hot dog (of course) and Vic a chicken quesadia.  All good.  Sleep time....

1 comment:

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Oh how fun!
NYC is definitely on our list for future trips with the kids.
I've been three times and always love it!
The Empire State building is a fave spot for me :)
Hope you have a wonderful trip!