Saturday 14th March
¬,¬" Whaaat! Another trip you say! Being spontaneous (but planned really after the Japan trip) in my life. ^_^
Yep that's what we did, Miss Pinky, Mr Picky and I went to New York and it was Mr Picky's idea to go around this time - actually I don't really know whose idea it was really... But I really, really wanted to go and so we went on the week of St Patrick's Day. A spontaneous trip within less than 5 months apart (and this is my third international holiday... Oops). I've always wanted to go to New York and compare it with Tokyo and now I can tick this off my list of places to go to. Yippee!!
Our trip started after 12 pm and we all met at Waterloo Station and made our way via the Jubilee Line, then changed at Green Park for the Piccadilly line heading towards Heathrow Terminal 2.
We flew with United Airlines (which I had vowed not to take again since the bad experience we had when Miss Pinky and I went to Dallas but we were all on a tight budget) and so basically it was all self check in and do everything yourself with your luggage labels - but I needed assistance in sticking my labels on.
After checking in Mr Picky went back outside to have his last cigarette, we passed through security (Mr Picky and I got checked... My bag seems to be checked all the time - I think it was the lip balm that I forgot to add to my plastic bag - but they didn't even see it!)...
|Fascinating taxi art work in Heathrow Terminal 2 by Benedict Radcliffe|
|Chicken Teriyaki Burger|
Our flight was ok. Take off felt terrible and there was a lot of turbulence. The flight attendant even said one of us could move to the back... Miss Pinky decided to leave us and sit by herself for a while - but she regretted it as she should have sat at the back after take off. Food was a little off. I had the pasta dish and it was a bit too salty. The only thing I liked was the brownie.
|UNITED plane food|
|Flying over Canada|
Then it was queuing time at passport control. We thought one of the officers looked quite mean, but he was really funny! They sit in a booth all day long so I guess they look mean and serious. Those type of people I like - people who can really make you laugh by looking serious at the same time. ^_^ Good for that New Yorker!
It was then time to get a taxi to our hotel. I think our taxi driver heard me say 9th street but we were supposed to be on 39th... It cost us $100 (~£67) to get there (an extra 20 bucks)! Expensive trip already!
Finally we checked in, unpacked and then Miss Pinky and I went out to have a quick meal at a nearby diner called Sarge's. Looked popular from all the pictures that were hanging on the wall. I had a pizza burger, medium rare and no fries.
My pizza burger looked so big and I was able to add my own salad... all the burger needed was a bit of salt otherwise it would have been a perfect burger. I should have also asked for it to be well done... never mind...
Address: 548 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10016, United States
I think I had too much food so I had trouble getting to sleep... Had only 4 hours that night! :(