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Hi there ... [Sep. 29th, 2003|11:02 pm]
Peter Sheil
... I'm back from New York.

The trip was too short :(

Flew to NY Saturday AM
Got to hotel 'bout midday local
Met Kat and Christin
Took a taxi to "Ground Zero"
Picked a nearby restaurant to go to but discovered it was closed and boarded up.
Went to Burger King 'cos they have an upstairs with a better view of the GZ site.
Back uptown on the Metro to Time Square and a little retail therapy.
Drop the bags off at Christin's appartment, which is close by.
Ate in a micro-brewary bar / restaurant (Heartland Brewary 127 W 43 ST at B'way 646-366-0235)
[not that I'm advertising you understand but the food and the beers were good - admittedly I didn't like Christin's pumpkin beer (I have the beer mat to prove they make this flavour beer) but each to their own.]
Collect the bags from Christin's appartment.
Taxi back to hotel

For some strange reason after all this I was asleep slightly before my head hit the pillow :)

Sunday
Buffet [the bacon slayer] breakfast
Liberty Island
Ellis Island
Chinese restaurant where the locals eat [244 Canal St (right by the Subway exit) 212-966-8832]
The two bowls of Wanton soup with noodles were huge
... and we'd also ordered steamed chicken with snow peas, sweet and sour pork, beef with Chinese veg (which came with boiled rice) and egg fried rice. A table for four seemed to be completely covered with dishes of food :)
The two of us managed most of it eventually, but it took some time.
Home to the hotel on the Metro, some talking time then bed.

Monday
Kat's car to the airport left at 4.20 AM *groan*
Mine left at 6 AM so at least I woke a little slower.
details of the Concorde trip will follow ... well I'll be putting a page up about it later this week - check my home page for the link when it's done. But to summarise ...

YAY :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)


Get the idea? ;)
I hope the picture the Captain took of me in the cockpit comes out OK :) :) :)

and so to bed ... for tomorrow I drive down to cardiff and back in the same day :(
Gee but it's great to be back home,
home is where I want to be.

Home seems like it't half way down the M4 these days - need to do something about this before it drives me insane :(

Peace
peter
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[User Picture]From: extra_pale
2003-09-29 04:42 pm (UTC)
aw too bad you didn't tell me you were in NY. i coulda met up with you!
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2003-09-30 09:22 am (UTC)
... but I'm back for the Marathon on the first weekend in November.
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[User Picture]From: annalytical
2003-09-29 05:06 pm (UTC)
I'm looking forward to the concorde story and pics! I was thinkin' about you! =)
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2003-09-30 09:23 am (UTC)
Thanks
(hugs)
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[User Picture]From: feath
2003-09-30 02:12 am (UTC)
Sounds like you had a great trip. Can't wait to see you in the cockpit! (wow! lucky!)
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2003-09-30 09:27 am (UTC)
... but they wouldn't let me fly it for a bit :(
Mind you the other passeners ae probably glad of that!

Yes it was great - now I just need the time to get the pics loaded and do a page around it all :)

Peace
peter
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[User Picture]From: agfoxx
2003-09-30 03:12 am (UTC)
You lucky old ex-glider pilot! I just wish I had a chance to see the Concorde from the inside before they ground it for good.
The only thing to placate me is that I'm going to a wave flying camp in Scotland today, and one of the instructors we are taking there is a Concorde pilot - who should tell me all about the aircraft.
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2003-09-30 09:32 am (UTC)
Oh, it is so lovely. A group of us were going to refuse to get off :)

They are going to take one around the UK before they stop flying, so one will be anding at a regonal irport near you sometime. Not sure if people will actually be able to get on board r ust take pics as she lands and takes off. I'd love a pic session for some exterior shots *sigh* I can dream. Actually I might ask BA if that's possble - if you don't ask you don't get :)

Hope your wave goes well ...oh, and how is your child? Since my Russian is v limited I miss most of your posts so don't catch any of the social gossip:)

Peace
peter
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[User Picture]From: agfoxx
2003-09-30 10:21 am (UTC)
Thanks for the nice words about the wave...
The little one is growing quickly though the family are away in Moscow until next Spring, enjoying the help of the grandparents.
My "regional airport" is London City - doubt they'd land a Concorde there :-)
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2003-09-30 12:26 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the nice words about the wave...
You're welcome. I've never flown in wave but if it's strong I hear it's like going into an express elevator ... wosh straight up :))))))

The little one is growing quickly though the family are away in Moscow until next Spring, enjoying the help of the grandparents.
That's sad in a way ... but does leave more time for gloding so I guess you have to balance these things out ;)

My "regional airport" is London City - doubt they'd land a Concorde there :-)
*shudder* no I don't think so either, but you can grab the tube over to Heathrow and watch the regular ones take off at 11AM and land a bit before 6PM each day. There seems to be very few official viewing areas :( a consequence of the increased security but there are places you can stand legally and see the planes.

Peace
peter
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[User Picture]From: agfoxx
2003-09-30 12:29 pm (UTC)
"grab the tube over to Heathrow"
Or just walk out to the balcony at the right time - the approach to Heathrow RWY 27 goes straight over our house, and a Concorde never fails to make itself heard :-)
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2003-09-30 04:52 pm (UTC)
and a Concorde never fails to make itself heard
YES!
We used to hear it quite clearly at the Camberley office some days - depended on the flight path / wind. *sigh* soon be over :(
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[User Picture]From: loreeley
2003-09-30 10:32 am (UTC)
Glad to have you back in one piece!! :-)
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2003-09-30 12:20 pm (UTC)
As if I'd come back any other way :)

Have fun inyour new flat.

Peace
peter
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