or, touring the east coast with irene.
thursday, woke up at 3:30am (well, technically 2am) to fly to nyc.
30 minute nap on tarmac in dc for "weather", though it wasn't raining or anything.
arrived in nyc. dropped luggage at hotel. ate lunch at schnipper's quality kitchen.
it started pouring. i had my super awesome rainproof columbia peak power shell; josh had to buy a rinky dink umbrella.
took subway to the bronx, yankee stadium. picked up tickets at will call.
waited out a 2+ hr rain delay to watch the yankees beat the a's 22-9, with three grand slams (josh is the yankee fan; i prefer heartache and root for the mets).
back to manhattan for dinner with college friends at brother jimmy's.
walking back to hotel, had a unique conversation with an 8-foot tall guy (ok maybe just 7-feet).
friday, padiddled around manhattan. seriously we probably walked 11 miles, at least (i guess i can claim i did some exercise this month).
friday night, amtrak called canceling the train from nyc to syracuse "due to the weather". still not sure why a train can't continue west when a storm is coming from the east.
saturday, took amtrak to albany. rented a car and drove to syracuse.
hung out with josh's friends all day/night.
united cancelled our sunday flight home, and it was rescheduled for tuesday. walked home from bar (~1mi) just before irene (what was left of her) moved in sometime after 3am.
sunday, slept in. decided to drive home - the exorbitant one-way car rental fees were the same whether we drove 800 miles or not.
sometime after 2am monday morning, pulled in driveway, collapsed in bed.
*i am not whining or "woe is me-ing". it was an adventure of a weekend and these were such minor, minor hassles compared to what so many others are still dealing with.