Tuesday, December 8, 2009

New York City here we come......

If someone had told me earlier in the year that I would be going to New York City I would have laughed in their face...especially flying...I've never flown and wasn't sure I ever would. When Edward was employed full time in his secular job I had been invited to accompany him on flights but I declined. Once I said 'yes' and a couple of weeks before we were to leave there was a terrible plane crash in Iowa and I immediately said, "NO WAY HOSEA".....

A cousin, Mary Jo, called about a month ago and said she and several friends were going to 'Christmas In The Big Apple' and invited me to go. Edward and I discussed it and I decided to go for it....

We left in the middle of night, well at 3:45 in the morning, to drive to a small airport where we boarded a small commuter plane to Atlanta. It was raining but not storming. I was in constant communication with my Heavenly Father but I wasn't afraid.

We arrived at the airport in Atlanta and boarded 'the big bird'....it just went on and on.







About two hours later we were in New York City. We've driven there before but it looks entirely different from the sky.....
As we deplaned, the Captain and Stewardess greeted us. I thanked him for a first safe flight and asked if I might make their picture. She instead made mine with him...I had requested Sully but...well...you know.....
Some of the scenery down at South Street Seaport....
A water taxi....
The Brooklyn Bridge in the background.
Lunch at the Pacific Grill....LaRue, Joyce, Susie, Betty, Mary Jo, Delores, Nancy, Wanda and where is Jane? That's a picture of her purse......

Here's Jane...the pretty lady on the bottom left.....

Brooklyn Bridge...
Chinatown...Later, we went back to shop, eat ice cream .......

After lunch we returned to our bus and expert driver, Dexter, to begin our interesting tour of Lower Manhattan..............to be continued.........

10 comments:

Lou Cinda said...

Oh Betty! I SO love New York!! I went a couple of years ago and I plan to go back again and again!

Your pictures are marvelous! So glad you had fun and can't wait to see more!

Lou Cinda

Heather said...

how fun! i'm so glad you trusted God to protect you and were able to get on not one, but two planes! and of course two more to come home on :)
looks like a fun trip! can't wait to hear/see more!

Cathy said...

How exciting! I'm very glad to hear from you. The pictures are great, and I am looking forward to the continued story. Blessings~

Grandma Elsie said...

Just came over from Connie's blog. I like what I see and have read. I will be back. Have a wonderful Christmas. Elsie <><

Shelia said...

Hi Betty! I'm just so thrilled you came by for a visit! Oh, I'm so proud of you taking your first flight and you look so nice, pretty and calm standing by the pilot! Oh, how marvelous you live so close to New York! We love to go to New York. That's a very nice looking group of ladies and I'm sure you had a marvelous time.
A few years ago we were in New York on a Sunday and took a taxi to Brooklyn and attended church at the Brooklyn Tabernacle! Oh, it was wonderful to hear their fabulous choir and hear Jim Cymbola preach! I'll never forget that.
Merry Christmas to you and your family and come back again sometimes.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Barbara said...

I am so thrilled for you Betty and know how hard it was to take that first step. Prayed so many times for this for you. It will be Wales next!

Always enjoy pictures of New York as they bring back memories of my many trips there.

Reflection Through The Seasons said...

Dearest Friend Betty.....

You already know how proud I am that you faced this challenge.... you put your trust in God and enjoyed your first flight! Well done.... I’m sure that our Dear Lord has plans for you...... by presenting you with this challenging trip to New York for you to discover that you can now hold that dream even closer of coming to Wales. I know all of your family and friends were holding you in their prayers.

I’m looking forward to your postings recalling your memorable visit.

It was such a joy to speak to you and Edward on our recent wedding anniversary. God willing, we shall be in Switzerland this time next week.
An abundance of love as always - Marion

cityfarmer said...

every southern gal needs to take a trip to New York ....even us midwestern maams...calling for a flight NOW....NJOY!!!

Mrs. G said...

I just wanted to stop by to wish you and yours a very blessed and Merry Christmas. Hope you had a good time in The Big Apple.
Hugs,
Sue

Mary said...

Betty,

Love your photos of NYC. I have never been but would like to one day. Jordan also wants to go there. I am not a flyer either. I've flown a couple of times but would prefer driving.

Drop over when you have a chance. We took a short vacation to Washington DC and I have photos posted of the Horticultural Building. It was awesome.

Look forward to more photos from your trip.

Blessings,
Mary