Traveling to New York for Terry’s High School Reunion

Long lines at the TSA check-in, ABIA, 9-11-2015

Long lines at the TSA check-in, ABIA, 9-11-2015

Up at the ungodly hour of 5am.  The airport shuttle arrived 20 minutes early, yet we managed to get out the door in less than 5 more minutes. Stopped downtown for a vanload of folks. The airport was surprisingly, even frighteningly crowded, especially considering the auspicious date. Long line at the TSA check-in. Had to do the full body x-ray with arms overhead. Yuck!

Great lines of clouds on the plane trip to NYC

Great lines of clouds on the plane trip to NYC

Flying over NYC!

Flying over NYC!

The flight was fine. Took loads of pics with my pocket camera, half of which were out of focus, as the focus was set to close-up (it was really early, OK?!), so I have lots of pics of the scratches on the window!

Arrived on time though the flight left 15 or more minutes late, due to radio issues that had to be fixed.

Here are some more cool cloud pics, if you’re into that sort of thing.

The Drive to Dobbs Ferry

Beautiful bridge

Beautiful bridge

NYC in the distance

NYC in the distance

Took the airport shuttle in JFK to the rental car place, got a nice car, and headed out to Dobbs Ferry. Nice drive.  Really enjoy the parkways flanked on both sides with lots of beautiful trees, and NO billboards.  Can we get them banned here, too?  Please?

Check out a few snaps of bridges and roads on the drive to Tarrytown (if you’re into that sort of thing).

The Hotel in Tarrytown

Hotel courtyard in Tarrytown

Hotel courtyard in Tarrytown

Got to our hotel in Tarrytown, NY; checked in, then headed down the road for a fabulous lunch at an Italian place called Capri Pizza. The bread was so, so good, served with olive oil and a variety of olives. Had a caesar salad that was wonderful, and an excellent lasagna of which I could only eat about quarter.

Back at the hotel, we took a nice long nap before meeting the high school gang at a bar called the Tap Room in Dobbs Ferry.

Photos from the hotel in Tarrytown, taken over several days; nice plants and decor, plus some of the folks from Terry’s high school.

 

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