A quick look around NYC before our ATW Trip.

Trip Start Jul 30, 2006
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Friday, September 1, 2006

     Well here we go... Heading into the somewhat unknown... we were a bit nervous and did not want to draw out a long good bye.  After leaving our parents at the bus terminal in Wilkes-Barre on the 9:55am bus,we headed off to NYC.  Arriving in Port Authority at 1:45pm we walked two blocks to Times Square, had lunch behind the NYC Library in Bryant Park where they were setting up for Fashion Week, we then hopped the subway ($2 each) to JFK Airport (another $5 each for the Airtrain to the terminal).  Security was tight between NYC and London.  We had to pass through 5 security checkpoints!  Including a random one as we were boarding the plane.  Good job TSA.  Departing at 6:00 PM we had a 6 hour flight ahead of us.  Since the UK is on GMT (+6 hour time difference) this meant we would arrive as the sun rose over England around 6:00 AM.  We had intended on getting some sleep during the flight to minimize the jet lag but Virgin Atlantic provides a personal 10" television screen mounted in the headrest in front of you which has; video on demand w/50 movies, (pause, ffwd, etc) a CD jukebox w/a library of 120 CDs, video games, e-mail (you can even e-mail people on the plane by using their seat # as the address!  It is pretty cool.  Not to mention the food and wine they provide (first rate)! And to top it off (or as they say here in Britain... top up) There is a goody bag waiting in your seat when you board.  A handy little see through bag (kinda like the pencil bags you used to buy at the beginning of the school year w/the pens, pencils and erasers inside), except these had; a toothbrush, toothpaste, earplugs, sleeping mask and a few other neat things. Virgin Atlantic is definitely the best way to go.

Map of NYC...
http://maps.yahoo.com/maps.py?&addr=&csz=New+York,NY

Virgin Atlantic...
www.virgin-atlantic.com

Bartorillo
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