72-ish Hours in NYC

72-ish hours.

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4,320-ish minutes.

259,200-ish seconds.

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3-ish days.

An adventure.

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An exhausting adventure.

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A short amount of time to be in the city that never sleeps; the big apple.

A vacation? Eh. I wouldn’t call it a vacation per say. But thankfully I got to be in NYC for a work trip. The best part? I got to take my mom with me. It was her first time in New York and she was buzzing with excitement. The city was electric and full of colors. Even though it was freezing and we (mainly my mom) shivered our butts off our enthusiasm kept us going…and the urge us to rush into warm coffee shops and buildings. Can I mention the driving their? How we never crashed I had no idea.

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Let me tell you the roller coaster we went on to get there.

Our flight was supposed to ‘depart’ at 7:25 am on March 3, 2018. Did that happen?

Nope.

Due to a “North Easter” (a storm  mixed with rain and snow) our flight got switched an earlier time. 6 am. When did it change? March 2.

Not bad right?

Wrong.

Our flight got moved to March 4 at 7:25 am. Okay, so we lose a day to explore. Not too bad right?

Yeah that was me trying to be optimistic.

March 3 (our original day to leave) our flight got switched AGAIN to Monday March 5. You’ve got to be kidding me?! There was no way that would work for us especially since we were flying back March 7 and I had an interview later that day.

Luckily I found a ticket for March 4 at 6 am…the catch? Two stops. So what should have been a 3 hour flight turned into 7 hours.

7…hours.

We had a stop in Atlanta which the second we landed our connecting flight was already boarding. Picture two women with carry on’s running through the Atlanta airport, frantic faces and crazy hair. Did I mention the Atlanta airport is so big there’s a subway to take you to other gates? Because it does and yes we had to take it. We then  landed in Cleveland and thankfully had time to eat before our final flight to NYC.

 

I did say it was an adventure.

And than there was endless phone calls with Expedia and the hotel to re-book everything.

A pain in the ass.

BUT…

 

My two work interviews went great and I got to show my mom all around New York which she fell in love with. What she didn’t like? The cold. It was freezing! She shivered so bad the first night I laughed so hard I almost started crying.

We got to see Chelsea Market, Central Park, Time Square, American Museum of Natural History, 9/11 Memorial, and Madison Square Garden. I also got to see the Balto statue. I had been dying to see it for years. If you don’t know who Balto is..watch the movie on Netflix. It’s a classic animated film.

 

Wanna laugh again? The day we left we flew through a storm..naturally things like that happen all the time to me. Like all the time. We had almost an hour wait inside the plane as it de-iced. But I had a good book and took a nap so I guess not too bad. My mom wants to go back already but during the summer and frankly so do I!

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“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”
― Eleanor Roosevelt

 

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