Granny Glenn's Dreams
Saturday, 28 October 2006
What a Trip
Mood:  incredulous
Now Playing: A weekend with the girls
Topic: New York City

Wow!  A weekend in NYC with my favorite daughter, son, niece and best friend - what more could one ask.  I think Allison did indeed begin to believe she is the princess, I mean after all, we were asking people to please clear the lane, the princess has arrived.  It probably took a week to just pull her head out of the clouds once she got back home.  Had a great trip if you don't count the two nights we slept in the airport, up from the one expected night we planned on sleeping in the airport.

Allison came Tuesday night and we finished my packing and tried to get some sleep, she is like everyone else in this family, a night owl.  Wednesday, we went to Woody's, a little Route 66 cafe that has been in business since the 40's, and had breakfast then off to Wal-Mart to get the stuff to make the see me sign for the Today show.  We got home and finished it up by noon when Courtney got off work.  Then we rushed to pick up Gail and off to Tulsa.  This is the first time I have flown to NYC out of Tulsa and was excited about this as Kansas City is not just 1.5 hours away but 3 hours.  Our flight was at 5:00 so we had time for dinner and to get settled.  Allison worked on some of her homework while we waited. 

As some may know, my flight companions are always on the lookout to be bumped from our flight - that reads free tickets.  So when they announced they were overbooked, I was up before the announcement was finished.  They had room for two to fly nonstop to Newark but not all of us, so I passed it up.  Had I known, I would have sent Courtney and Allison on but who was to know our future in Tulsa.  We were loaded on our fight and off we were going...to the end of the runway anyway.  There we waited over an hour before the pilote announced that Chicago was closed and we would have to go back in the terminal.  We shouldn't miss our flight out of Chicago because they weren't letting any flights out either.  You wanna bet?  Missed it.  Next flight was 6:00 AM. 

 Didn't get to NYC until 10:00 and Benn of course is at work. 

More to come.


Posted by grannyglenn at 1:25 PM
Saturday, 14 October 2006
4 more days
Mood:  happy
Topic: New York City

Four days away from NYC.  I will pick Allison up Tuesday night and we will have Wednesday morning to fix her sign for the Today Show that we are going to on Friday.  We have museums, shops, food and at least one show to fit into Thursday,Friday, and Saturday before we stay up all night and head home on Sunday.  I have found several museums on the net that I think will appeal to an 8 year old an a couple to appeal to me.  I have pictures of purses my friends want and an order for chocolate popcorn.  I am taking a ham because it is hard to buy a full ham, usually Benn shops at deli's and grocery stores are not usually easily accessible. 

 I will be out of the office Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, then the next Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.  Then in November I start my big training that is four weeks in Norman, OK.  I come home on weekends but it will be long days and nights away from home. My new job has a LOT of training.  Working with children in child welfare is different than medical social work.  I am always amazed at what my supervisor spots in houses when we make a walk through visit.  I never noticed the cans of spray or deodorizers in each room which to her says someone tried to make a quick clean and are trying to cover up odors.  I guess I will get to that is what I see.  Thus the reason for the training. 

Anyway, did I say that I am getting excited about our trip.  Subways, hotdogs, street vendors and characters welcome, coming my way.

 


Posted by grannyglenn at 10:55 AM
Friday, 6 October 2006
Count Down to New York City
Mood:  rushed
Topic: New York City

Twelve Days away - Isn't there a song about that with Christmas...

On the First Day of New York City, my 8 year-old niece said to Me, Take me to NYC Please

On the Second Day of NYC, my niece said to me,

Two trips a flying and take me to NYC Please

On the Third Day of NYC, My neice said to me,

Three gals a running, two trips a flying and a take me to NYC please

On the Fourth Day of NYC, My niece said to me,

Four including me, three gals a running, two trips a flyin' and a take me to NYC please.

On the Fifth Day of NYC, My niece said to me,

Five days in all

Four including me, three gals a running, two trips a flyin' and a take me to NYC please

 On the sixth day of NYC, My niece said to me,

I'll eat six Nathan Hot Dogs, Five days in all, four including me, three gals a running, two trips a flyin', and a take me to NYC please.

 On the seventh day of NYC, My niece said to me,

I'll eat six Nathan Hot Dogs, Five days in all, four including me, three gals a running, two trips a flyin', and a take me to NYC please. 

On the seventh day of NYC, My niece said to me

Seven Seats at Broadway, Six Nathan Hot Dogs, Five days in all, four including me, three gals a running, two trips a flyin', and a take me to NYC please.

On the eighth day of NYC, My niece said to me

More to come...

Have to think about that more to finish it...

Anyway, we are leaving in just 12 days, 12 days from now I will be on a play to NYC.  We have to change planes in Chicago which is sometimes a real trip but I think we have time to get to the next gate.  I am taking a blanket and hoping to put the niece down to name every chance I get because she is not used to staying up late and we will not get to Newark until midnight and it will be another hour before we get to Benn's apartment, so she and the rest of us will be dragging.

I am so glad my friend Gail gets to go.  She is trying to get her daughter in Florida to met us there.  That will be cool.  If she can't we will have to plan another trip with Lori in mind. One of the supervisors at work has said she would love to go sometime, so we might need a big girls NY trip as well. This trip is for niece with kid things in there.  I am sooo looking forward to it.

Friday night at Granny's means pizza and gambling so guess I better go count my gambling stash.

 

 


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