Tuesday, May 9, 2017

New York City | Days Three & Four

We woke up to a torrential down pour on Thursday. So we headed to the American Museum of Natural History along with hundreds of other tourists in the city. When we arrived the line to get inside was wrapped the building! We decided to grab some lunch at Shake Shack and hoped that the line would die down. Once we were done with lunch and started walking back towards the museum we found a side door that only had a handful of people in line! We spent a couple hours exploring. I'm not a huge museum fan, but our rainy day activities were limited. Eventually, we made our way back to the hotel to freshen up.
Once we had freshened up and relaxed in the room for a little we made our way to John's for some NYC pizza. The pizza and drinks were good and I loved the ceiling! It looked like a pizza!
We spent our last night doing a little shopping in Times Square. There's nothing like Times Square all lit up at night.
Our flight home was scheduled for 1pm on Friday so our plan was to grab breakfast and then head to the airport. While at breakfast I received a text from American Airlines saying they were "unable to rebook" and to contact a customer service representative... uh what?! To make a long and stressful story short.. our flight had been cancelled and the earliest AA could get us on another flight was Monday! Cue panic... so the only option we had was getting a rental car and driving the 10+ hours home. It was not easy to find one, but the wonderful lady at Enterprise pulled through! An hour later we were in an Uber on our way to New Jersey to pick up the rental TRUCK.
Black Betty there went on her maiden voyage from NJ all the way to MI! Through rain, sleet, snow, wind, and sunshine. Besides the weather it was a pretty uneventful trip... except when I got pulled over on the Ohio Turnpike for not having the lights on :) The nice trooper helped us out and let us on our way. Always an adventure I swear!
We all had a great time and it was definitely a trip to remember :) Until next time NYC...

2 comments :

  1. Gah as if you had to drive back!! Looks like a fun trip overall though!

    Erin

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  2. Man--scary getting the flight cancelled all of a sudden like that and having to totally change plans and drive home! But glad you guys had a good trip and a safe return home! I actually love museums so if I ever go to NYC, the Museum of Natural History is on my must-do list!

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