Well with over 12 days off I was getting that..."when are you going back to work?" look from number one. I went on "make up" and was offered one leg to LGA (New York), with a long layover and one leg back. For a 90 minute flight each way it added up to almost 9 hours of credit. (One has to paid DPG...Daily Pairing Guarantee of 4:25)
Sweet!... plus a "certain math" added up. I won't tell you what transpired but Time Square with the sun coming up eating breakfast at McDonald's was part of the equation. :)
|The lights from Ground Zero hitting a deck of stratocumulus cloud downwind of 04.(Picture taken from jumpseat observer)|
|The Freedom Tower resurrecting from Ground Zero's ashes. Notice the "red, white and blue."|
|If you want to enter an aviation time warp...fly to LaGuardia. Looks like they have some leaky roofs.|
|Looking down from my hotel room. There is nothing but media with another building beside it with even more media.|
|A couple of firefighters posing for the camera. The media was everywhere. The 9/11 memorial was closed for this weekend.|
|Some of New York's magnificent architecture from days gone by. Another shot from my hotel.|
|We stared at "Welcome to New York" for 15 minutes just to a get a taxi clearnce. We were number 30 for take off.|
Yes, another self propagating pic of Captain D at "Ground Zero" one decade later.
...and the aviation world is still feeling the effects of this "infamous day."