My day of departure dawned bright and full of sunshine, and I was thankful for that. ...a nice day to travel.
Kissed both daughter dear and Brownie goodbye and prepared to leave...then guess what?
The workmen whom I had been trying to contact for two weeks, suddenly
appeared as I was closing my suitcase to head out the door. Were they
serious?? How do they know to show up at such inopportune times? Unannounced??? I knew I
won't be able to track them down when I returned, so I allowed them to
work and left beautiful daughter in charge (that warrants a separate post, don't you think?)
I can never go a-visiting without bearing gifts. My suitcase was already heavily laden with gifts for my friends, and then another suitcase arrived filled with lots more goodies for my friends.
As I headed out the door, I remembered that one of my dear friends who shall remain nameless simply adores Chicken Barn chicken, a local fast food eatery.
Since daughter dear was overseeing the workmen, another friend offered to give me a ride to the airport. We stopped off to purchase the famous chicken delicacy before the lunchtime patrons. I had pre-ordered , thus it was ready to go as soon as we walked in.
A smooth ride to the airport to meet up with my new friendly airline...JetBlue Airways. Impeccable service, and no rude customer service attendants, a true customer oriented airline. So glad that they fly to our island now, and I'm not stuck with the "other" airline.
Easy check-in, first bag flies free (50lbs), lots of leg room, free snacks and on-board movies, free cable channels and wifi, what more could you ask for??
The flight left at 2.25pm and we arrived at JFK, Kennedy, NY at 7.29pm.
A nice comfortable trip with a pleasant flight crew. Captain Ken took us up to 35,000 feet and kept us traveling above the clouds until he brought us down in a smooth landing on the tarmac at JFK.
Smooth processing through Immigration and Customs officials, and next thing I knew, I was standing on a NYC sidewalk waiting to be picked up.
The Big Apple greeted me with a warm summer night's breeze and a nice temperature.
As I started to take it all in, I heard my friends hailing me. "Vee is over there! Look!! Vee!!"
And so the adventure began.....