Thursday, February 3, 2011

Stranded in NY; Day 4

Inside Grand Central Station in New York City....Image via Wikipedia
Yesterday we decided to move from our hotel, the Hilton Garden Inn Melville, to a hotel closer to LaGuardia Airport, since our flight was scheduled to depart at 6 am on Thursday. I wanted to make certain we were not going to miss this flight home. We grabbed lunch across the street from the Hilton. As we sat down, John Lennon started to sing Nobody Told Me. As I listened to the words, I thought, this is the soundtrack of our trip....after we checked into our new hotel, we decided to check out the city. After clearly telling us to take the #7 train (purple), the hotel graciously drove us to the local train station and we rode to Times Square. Let me preface this by saying this small town girl has never been on a subway in her life. It was pretty convient, I must say. Times Square was bright and flashing lights and noise. While were were on the subway, we received word that our flight out on Thursday am was cancelled and rescheduled for Friday am. This was starting to drive me CRAZY! I called Travel Services again and they booked us on a flight via Delta through Detroit on Thursday afternoon.

After we walked around there for awhile and did a little shopping, we decided to hop back on the subway and check out Grand Central Station. The architecture was fabulous to see, it must have been quite a beautiful building in its heyday (not that it wasn't beautiful today). I noticed a sign dedicated to Jackie Kennedy, who apparently saved the building from being torn down. Good for her and us.

We walked around a little more and decided to have dinner at a little Italian Restaurant. While there we were reminded of the unrest going on in Egypt as Anderson Cooper and his team were roughed up. It really puts our situation in perspective.

Well, hoping to be home some time tonight, wish us luck!


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