Sunday, January 11, 2009
Coming home from the Airport
Well I think it says a lot about a person when you look at the way they come home form the air port. What does the way we come home form the airport say about us? Matt is really, really cheap. This last trip has made me question my cheapness but luckily I am sure I will forget about it by the next time we go anywhere. All I have to say is that Julee was aware that I was cheap before we got married, I told her so.
We have now had two really miserable trips home from JFK airport. The first and the very worst was last year when we were living in Manhattan. we arrived into JFK late at night and instead of paying around $40 for a shuttle for the both of us I wanted to use public transportation and only spend $14. I did not think about the fact that trains do not run regularly late at night. We were using our back packing packs for our luggage and it took us near 4 hours to get home. To top it off we had brought stuff home with us from Idaho and our packs were very heavy. Julee (for good reason) complained the whole way home. The misery climaxed in a half mile walk when missed the bus by a few seconds.
This last trip back to NJ was not that bad but it was close, it only took 3 hours. Because Julee is pregnant I did not make here carry her own wait, so she had here carry on with wheels while I had on my backpacking pack and carried a pack and play we got for Christmas in one had and a suitcase in the other. I ended up not being able to carry it the whole way between trains and Julee carried the suitcase part of the way.
To Make it more fun the baggage claim people got the pack and play box wet and it was falling apart, the subway train was packed with homeless trying to get out of the cold (six of them in our train car alone (notice the guy sleeping next to me in the picture above) they smelt great!), and I hadn't gotten any sleep flying through the night.
On our way home from JFK to Jersey City we rode three different trains, walked a half mile, and took a one mile taxi ride (I broke down and rationalized paying the extra $5 for the cab).
For those of you who have a car, don't take it for granted!