As we count down the days to my incredible Adventures by Disney trip to Peru, I thought today would be a good day to let you all know about my day of adventure in New York City on the way to Peru!
I don’t like to call it too close, I prefer to be early. I also don’t like traveling in the winter. I am always cautious about snow and weather delays. So when I was told I would need to get myself to New York City in January to catch my flight to Lima, Peru, I started to panic. Should I fly in a day early? My flight to Peru is at 11:20 pm though. Do I really need a whole extra day to make sure I get there on time?
I decided I better fly direct if possible. Here’s where the problems started. I could get a direct flight into LaGuardia or Newark, but I needed to go to JFK. Finally, I decided I could take a connecting flight, just giving myself enough time. I booked my flight for approximately noon with a connection in Detroit, arriving in NYC around 5 pm. Yes, a bit of a wait for the Lima flight, but if anything went wrong, there was another connection that would get me in at 7:30 so I felt ok with this.
Then the unexpected happened. My connection was canceled and I was moved to the later flight. This meant if there were any problems, I would miss my flight to Lima. I just didn’t feel comfortable. So I selected new flights, leaving home around 6:30 am! This gets me in to NYC around noon. Now what do I do with an 11 1/2 hour layover? I called on my friends and set up a quick meeting in NYC!
The plan is to meet on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 2:00 pm at the Disney Store in Times Square. Since I have never been to Manhattan, this will be a treat for me. Even more of a treat since I will be seeing friends – old and new! This made watching Dick Clark’s show on New Year’s Eve more exciting, though I must admit, I saw the Disney Store a couple times in shots, but still have no clue what to expect.
Are you interested in joining us? Please email me at Tracy@TravelOnADream.com and let me know you’ll be there! Can’t wait to see everyone!