NYC trip- Thursday Monday, Aug 27 2012 

Thursday morning was our last morning in the fabulous NYC times square area, we got up early because we had to be at the airport early.. again to leave manhattan. We all got up and got ready and I was doing my makeup and freaking out about the plane ride I had to endure at 11:29am-12:40pm. We left the hotel early, and got a cab to JFK from manhattan, it was a quick ride to the airport, we were in a Ford Escape, hybrid, it even had a tv in the back of it. We got to the airport and where we checked in and gave them our bags was near the hawaiian airlines check in, I was freaking that my luggage was going to go to So we went thru security and then went to get breakfast in T5 (terminal 5 at JFK) Jetblue’s home terminal. This time around the flight wasn’t so bad for me.. take off was smooth as well as flying, not as much turbulence, it was a few times but not that bad, so I didnt mind. I could actually put a tv show on and enjoy it for a bit. As we were decending… whether it was just me or not but we seemed to drop once really fast..and then level out, that scared the shit out of me. I had a neck pillow that I had bought from JFK and I was squeezing it the entire time on the plane home, also in the middle of T5 I dropped an entire dunkin donuts iced coffee on the floor and was soo embarrased at that point and flustered because of the flight home, so I told a janitor to clean it up and I went and got back in line and got another one. We ate and then had about 1ish hours to wait for our flight, so me and my sister went and walked up and down our terminal and watched planes take off and land and we had some fun on the floor escalators, and we saw a British airways plane take off.. that plane was huge, So as we were decending I got pretty scared and curled up into a ball on my sister and sat there until we touched down on the run way, we seem to hit the run way very fast and we all felt the brakes hard. Then we went to the baggage claim area and got our bags, my heat protectant had spilled, right after I grabbed my bag off the conveyer belt I opened it up at the buffalo airport and I could smell that something had leaked, I had my liquids in a bag, so nothing got on my clothing. I took that bag out and just carried it, we went and caught a shuttle to go across the street to the days in hotel across from the buffalo airport where our car was and got in our car, went to timmys and headed for the border home. We didnt have any trouble at the border at all, it didnt take that long to get home as it did going over the boarder. We got home and all ran for our cell phones.. which sounds bad but it was thursday and we didnt have them since sunday afternoon.


NYC Trip- Wednesday Wednesday, Aug 22 2012 

We all woke up on wednesday sad it was our last full day in NYC, it was my mom’s birthday.. which was the reason why we were in new york in the first place. So we were determined to have a nice day and see the rest of nyc… well as much as we can. We did the uptown tour of manhattan and saw both upper east and upper west, one of them is “New money” , the other is “Old money”. That is how the tour guide explained it, we saw harlem… we deffiantely weren’t getting off in Harlem.. when there is a cop on every corner.. no way. Seeing all the upper east side that was filmed in gossip girl and other tv shows.. was really awesome, I never thought I would get to see that! Also we got off near the zoo at Central park, we went into central park a bit, but it was really hot out and Central park was huge, we also went to the apple store on fifth ave. too, that was filled with people checking out all the apple products. On the bus tour that day we learned that the longest street on manhattan is broadway, and it divides it into upper east and upper west. I never realized how many bridges, tunnels, trains.. etc and ways into manhattan there actually are for all the millions of people that commute into manhattan. We had a short day touring around upper manhattan, and then we went back to the hotel. I still had some shopping to do, so I went over to the sephora and spent about an hour looking around and getting the stuff I had wanted. It was still under construction.. which I didn’t like but none the less it was sephora. Since it was my moms birthday we went to the hard rock cafe in times square for dinner.

NYC Trip- Tuesday Saturday, Aug 11 2012 

Tuesday morning we woke up in our hotel room in NYC, and realized it was real.. we were actually in NYC!  Our mom went and got us break fast and we got ready and left the hotel to catch our bus tour that was doing the down town loop, we saw all of lower manhattan,we got off on a few stops to go shopping, I stopped in at Sephora, and Victoria secreys: Pink, and picked up a sweater. We went to the empire state building, I didn’t end up going in the empire state building.. it is a little high for my liking, so i went to a Starbucks and sucked up their wi-fi for about an hour, also along the tour we stopped at ground zero.. didn’t go in.. because you had to pay to go in.. we were already sick of standing in lines… so we got back on the bus and kept going. We got off at the Macy’s stop and went in.. it takes up an entire block.. 11 storeys.. all for macys, the escalators.. are so old.. I don’t recommend using them take the elevators! I picked up a Ralph Lauren Polo shirt for my dad in Macy’s, we saw the huge post office, madison square garden and a few homeless people. I wanted to get out of that area quick.. I feel like all I did was shop.. oh wait.. thats what I went there for. That night for dinner myself and my mom went to TGI Fridays… was 2 storey restaurant in times square, was more expensive then we thought. but the portions were large and very tasty.

NYC trip day 2 Monday Saturday, Aug 11 2012 

– we all fell asleep at about 9 and woke up at 2:30 thinking it was time to get up, tossed and turned for another 2 hours and then at 4:45 we decided to get up and get going early, t give us extra time to get through airport security in buffalo. We got up, got ready and went down stairs, ate breakfast and me and Danika grabbed something to eat quick, whoe waiting for the airport shuttle, and then we saw some pilots, airline stewards in our hotel lobby, and then we got in the shuttle and headed for the airport, and it didn’t take long to go through airport security, I handed all of my stuff in my carry on bag over and out it in a bin, and away it went through the conveyer and I had to take my shoes off, and went through no problem and got my stuff, and we went to a window and an airlin worker took our picture in front of the jet blue plane, then we went to find our terminal and sat for an hour and a bit waiting to get on our plane and then it was boarding time, we were all so tired because we were up since 2;30 am, we took off on the run way at 8:10 and landed at about 9:20, we were expected to land at 9:29, but we arrived early! We got off our plane and headed for the baggage claim at JFK, we got our luggage and called for our town car and we all loaded into it, and headed out and away from the crazy traffic around JFK, it took about an hour, once we got out of Queens and over the bridge to manhattan; I ended up falling asleep in the car ride to NYC, put my sunglasses on and fell asleep. Once we got to the hotel, we pulled in and got out, the driver got our luggage out and we headed for the hotel front desk.. only it wasn’t on the first floor.. the first floor of the marriott marquis is all elevators.. for all 4o ..something floors..  49 floors , 1,900 rooms , 57 suites 55 meeting rooms, 101,450 sq ft of total meeting space ,3 concierge levels. Awesome hotel btw! Anyways, we weren’t sure we would be able to get our room, they said check in time was 4pm, but we got our’s at noon. We headed for the elevators and realized they were all glass.. was scary at first , we got off the elevator , and headed to our hotel room, opened the door and walked in.. and wow! our room was amazing, 2 huge beds, a safe, a couch, a huge flat screen tv, the bathroom was luxurious as well and very spacious. We dropped our bags and went down stairs to grab Starbucks and sat for a bit to relax.  We then headed out into Times square.. and had no clue where we were going, we walked quiet far, and it was over whelming taking everything in, and the busyness that we aren’t used to. All we saw was yellow cabs.. and tons of stores and tons of people.  We walked around NYC for a couple hours and then went back to the hotel, decided on dinner and my mom and I went to the one of the hotels restaurants for dinner a had dinner and later that night we went back out into times Square to see all the lights at night.

NYC trip -Sunday Friday, Aug 10 2012 


Saturday morning we packed up, and Sunday we finished packing, and in the morning the dogs left for the kennel, and at 2:30 we got things ready to go in the car and headed for the boarder , we got to the boarder and sat for about an hour just to get across as it was a Canadian civic holiday. Once we got thru the boarder it was about 25 minutes or less to the hotel across from the buffalo airport, where we were staying before we had to catch our flight the next morning. We went into the hotel and checked in, went into the small restaurant and decided to eat there, after we checked in, went and got our bags and dropped them into our room, and went for dinner, and then we wanted to go to the buffalo airport and look around, we did, the airport isn’t ad bug as Toronto’s Pearson. Then we sat in the room and went to bed.