The trip has officially begun. I'm writing this now in my hotel in New York after a long day of traveling and a quick tour of NYC this evening. We had to begin our day before 5 this morning to catch our first flight from Ontario to Chicago to New York. We found out at the airport this morning that we also had a stop in Phoenix on the way. The traveling went kinda slow, probably because we had to land and depart again so much. We finally made it to La Guardia around 6 pm and got all our luggage. It hadn't hit me that we were actually going on this trip until I started to slowly see New York peeking out behind the clouds. (Its overcast and drizzling here!) I was immediately enthralled with the huge expanse of city that lay before my eyes.
We're in Times Square!
.. Now for a group of 9 people, we had a very successful day. Everyone got to the airport, we made all our flights and we had no problem getting our luggage at the end of the day. We got a van to the hotel and checked in and then we set off to find the big city. We eventually made it to Rockefeller Center and I think it began to hit us that we were actually in New York. We found our way to Times Square and were among the thousands of people in the crowds...It was fun finally being in the big city, but after a day of Southwest Airlines snacks, it was time for something to eat! We found a small pizza place and I had two slices of very tasty pizza. We walked around a little longer and eventually decided to get back to the hotel. We've got a full day ahead of us and will probably start pretty early...Well, it was a great way to start our trip and I'm looking forward to seeing the Statue of Liberty tomorrow!!