Up at 3:15 am, Sharon and I caught a 6:10 am Southwest Flight from Sacramento to Denver. With a short layover in Denver, we caught a 10:30 am flight to New York's LaGuardia Airport. We landed at LaGuardia on time about 4:00 pm. It was a very easy and uneventful set of flights... I finished reading No Ordinary Time, Doris Kearns Goodwin's biography of FDR.
At this point, the fun began. It took us an hour to get our luggage and get a taxi. The taxi line was at least 30 minutes long. It then took us almost an hour to get into Manhattan to the hotel. I am going to have to look, but I think that it is only 6 miles.
It was after 6:00 pm by the time we got to the hotel. We are spending two nights at the Residence Inn on East 48th. Jack had taken a noon train from Washington DC and met us at the hotel.
After getting settled in the room and finding some refreshments, we caught a cab to Gato. Sharon had made an 8:15 pm reservation for dinner. Gato is a Bobby Flay restaurant. We had an assortment of appetizers that included meatballs and eggplant. We split a pizza with green tomato. For entrees, Sharon and Jack had rabbit, while I had kale and Wild mushroom paella. It was an excellent meal.
By the time, we got back to the hotel and to bed, it was after 11:30 pm. It was a long day.