We made it…

We are in New York City!

I almost thought we would not make it. Our vacation got off to a less than auspicious start when I got the full frisking by airport security having declined the x-ray machine But it wasn’t the end of the world.

Being good scouts K and I opted for the early flight 6:30 AM out of Pearson.

We were boarded as normal and then…and then… Sat on the tarmac for the next 3 hours.

Seems fog at JFK diverted incoming flights to La Guardia which created a huge backlog.

Twice we were told on the tarmac that we would soon be on our way and twice we were disappointed.

We de-planed with assurances that we would be on the 10:30 am flight, but it wasn’t very reassuring as no one at Air Canada seemed to know where we should be. Scenes of minor chaos ensued as an entire plane load of frustrated passengers ran back and forth between gates and customer service on the flimsiest of rumours.

We finally received a boarding pass for the 10:30 flight which itself was delayed as they were missing a crew member.  Finally at 11:25 we were airborne, only to sit on the tarmac at La Guardia while a gate was made ready.

Oh well at least our luggage showed up, we were warned it might be late but thankfully Air Canada was wrong again.

At any rate we finally checked into our Hotel shortly before 3 PM, dead tired but happy to be here.

Here’s the Roosevelt Hotel Lobby where we’re staying on a renovation discount, more pics to come once we get our wind back.