Phoenix to New York City!!

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Friday we took off for our fantastic Christmas weekend in New York.  This was especially a big deal, because some of the people in the group that were going had never been to New York before; and others had never been there at Christmas!

The trip went smoothly (save an unexpected extended layover in Chicago) until we got to New York, and got in the cab.  We told the cab driver where we were staying, and off we went; driving from Kennedy Airport into the big city, headed for the Sheraton New York Towers

It seemed like it was going well, until we got into the city; out of no where, the cab driver pulled over, announced his shift was over, and kicked us out of the cab!!  It was about 10:00 at night, freezing cold (literally), and we had all of our luggage, and all of a sudden, no ride!! 

We crossed the street to find a new cab to take us to the hotel, figuring it best to get on the correct side for the flow of traffic we needed for the direction we wanted to go.  While we waited for an available cab, a large city bus pulled up, blocking in an SUV, who clearly wanted by.  The SUV finally got frustrated, and jogged out into the next lane to get by, RUNNING OVER THE FOOT of this lady that was walking by - in flip flops, no less!!  (Why anyone was in flip flops in this weather, I have no idea)

The woman started screaming at the top of her lungs, and hitting the SUV with her purse; because he hadn't moved again, and was STILL on her foot!!  The driver of the SUV did not understand what was going on, however, and just thought she was being cranky because he was pulling out in front of her. 

Finally, the bus driver actually got out of the bus, and banged on the window of the SUV until the man rolled off of the poor woman's foot.

We found a taxi, and made it to our hotel.  What a strange "New York Welcome!!!"

After we checked in, my good friend Bethy that lives in New York joined us there, and we went on a walk of the city, and grabbed some coffee before calling it a night.


londonstudent says:
It sounds as if everything that one has ever heard about NY is actually true ...
Posted on: Sep 13, 2006
hannajax says:
nuts! i have yet to make it to new york. it is things like these that make me want to avoid it. too big!
Posted on: Sep 11, 2006
travelman727 says:
What an experience to greet you in the Big Apple! Only in New York :-D
Posted on: Sep 05, 2006
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