New York City, NY
This will end up being a long day. The entire time I was at the hotel these past couple of weeks I slept great. This morning I woke up at 02:00. I ended up watching a movie on HBO, Bridesmaids. It was funny.
I got out of bed at about 06:45, went downstairs, got a Sunday newspaper, and a cup of coffee. I sat in the restaurant area waiting for it to open. When it did open I got my usual scrambled eggs and sausage patties.
After breakfast I got a cup of coffee to go, grabbed my paper and went to my room. There I finished my coffee and paper. Once that was done I took my shower, finished getting myself ready and finished packing. All of that took m up to about 11:00. Check out time was 12:00 so I headed downstairs.
I hailed a taxi and headed to Reagan National Airport. At the airport I checked my two bags and entered the terminal. I made my way to the security lines and began my wait. My flight was not scheduled to depart until about 17:00 so I had plenty of time.
Once I made it through security I stopped at the Tidewater Landing bar. I ordered a salad and a glass of Merlot. After eating the salad I sat there and worked several Sudoku puzzles.
My last stop before going to the gate was one of the magazine stores. I bought the August 18-24, 2012 issue of The Economist magazine. However, as tired as I am now I may not open it until tomorrow.
I arrived at JFK Airport at about 19:00. As soon as I made it to my next gate, I went hunting for somewhere to have dinner. I stumbled across Buffalo Wild Wings Bar and Grill. I had a couple of beers (they did not sell wine), some onion rings, and a dozen wings. It may not have been the healthiest meal, but it sure was good for my last American meal for a while.
The table I sat at overlooked the tarmac. While I sat there a KLM 747 taxied to the gate directly in front of me. I found it very interesting to watch all of the activity that goes into making the plane ready for the next flight. While I was watching the activity around the plane, I also saw an amazing sunset.