Friday 23 April 2010

New York Hoofing

I apparently forgot to mention that I went to New York City on Monday and arrived back home on Wednesday. The kids noticed I was gone when they wanted to eat some of the snackage left over from my trip preparations and Mom said they would have to ask me. This bought her a few minutes while they figured out I wasn’t around.

I was out of town for a conference (did not go well, but that’s the breaks). The conference was in a building literally across the street from the Empire State Building. My hotel was about 3 blocks from it so I was able to avoid both renting a car and public transportation except from and to the airport. The trip out involved a bus to Grand Central Station then a van to Penn Station. I almost took the subway on the way back because the van wasn’t readily available, but the connectivity was poor and I decided that will all of the transfers and risks of misdirection, it would be just as fast to simply walk over to Grand Central. Even with that I was still sitting at the gate 90 minutes before my flight was scheduled to depart.

I brought back a little bit of loot for the kids, packs of oddly shaped gummy candy. I favor self eliminating gifts these days, to keep the clutter down. Once assured of getting candy, the excitement of my return faded out in to the normal quotidian rhythms.

The view from my hotel room

The conference building. I walked by it on a couple of trips because it doesn’t really stand out as a conference type location. The actual event was up on the 11th floor.

Posted by Dad about Parents at 13:23 | Ping URL

Did you find any black & white cookies? Always a favorite of mine and the kids.

Posted by: Keith's Dad on 29 April 2010 at 09:36

No, it was bit of a rushed trip.

Posted by: Dad on 29 April 2010 at 09:59
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