Twenty, Twenty, Twenty-Four Hours To Go
Coming down to the wire. Most of my bags are already packed, just need to throw the suits and dress shirts in the suit bag, load up the computer equipment, tie up a few loose ends, and I'm all set to go.
Shuttle Express is picking me up at 5:30 am tomorrow, which means I'll need to get up by about 4:30, something that shouldn't be too difficult seeing as I frequently wake up at around then anyway nowadays, just about the time it starts getting a bit light outside. Flight leaves at 8:40 am and I should be touching down at JFK at around 4:30 pm local. Then, it's grab the checked baggage, catch another shuttle into Manhattan, and with luck I should be checking in to my hotel at about 5:30 or 6:00, with just enough time to maybe run down to Times Square to see what shows are left at the TKTS booth for the evening. If nothing looks promising (it's New York, so what would be the odds of that?), then I'm sure I can find something interesting in the neighborhood with which to occupy my evening.
Don't have my first meeting until 1:30 Sunday afternoon, so that gives me the early part of the day to do a bit of exploring. Afterwards, we have some sort of buffet dinner arranged for us at a restaurant near the Equity Office on W 46th. Then, more meetings Monday and Tuesday, with Wednesday, Thursday and Early Friday as "free days", before it's back to the airport for a 4:20 pm flight home via Salt Lake City, with an arrival at Sea-Tac around 9:30 or so. I'm checking into Edgewater for the evening, in order to burn off a coupon I got as part of my prize package for being crowned King of Hold My Hair Back (a fundraiser for Theater Schmeater) last year.
I fully realize there isn't going to be nearly enough time to do even the barest fraction of all the possible things I'd like to while there, so my game plan is to simply leave my itinerary as open as possible, and let serendipity dictate what happens -- that seems like the "New York" way to go.
More from NYC as time and events dictate.
on 10:34 AM