All good things come to an end, right? If that’s true (and it usually is), then there might be an addendum to that saying. I propose that it should now read, “all good things come to a sometimes lame ending.” That being said, my trip to New York ruled. The way back to KC? Well it didn’t really suck, but it did take a bit longer than I expected and really made me question why I scheduled my return flight to land in KC at 10:00 pm.
I’ll get to that later. First I should say how I spent the remainder of my last day in New York – window shopping. While out on Saturday night, Thomas really got to geek out on his number one past time – shoes (seriously, scroll down this page some to see SOME photos of his shoes... believe me, there are many more than that).
Since Thomas was goin’ off, I decided to see some of the stuff he was talking about. I headed downtown to check out Alife Rivington Club and Dave’s Quality Meat. Basically, if you’re not a shoe collector (not sure what the official term is), what you’ll see is a bunch of shoes that you’ve grown up with, in a TON of different color combinations and materials. It sounds kinda silly, but some of these shoes get up to the $5000 range. We’re talking collector’s items.
From there (there being around Houston), I walked all the way back up to 31st street. It wasn’t a huge walk, but a nice one. Once back to the hotel, I grabbed my stuff and headed to the airport.
While waiting for my flight to board, I finally got to enjoy a Brooklyn Lager and finished off geek book #34. Then I promptly started on geek book #35. Incidentally, I had extra time to read since my flight was delayed 15 minutes due to a holding pattern.
Once I was on the plane, the lost 15 minutes weren’t going to be made up as we sat on the tarmac for at least 30 minutes. Meh, whatever, when I finally landed in KC, I had read nearly 200 pages of my newest book selection. NERD!
I was happy to be home, but sad to be back. I was also perplexed to learn the following about KCI’s economy parking lots. If you’re not familiar with KCI, there are three economy parking lots. Each one corresponds to one of the three Terminals. If you park in lot A, the bus takes you to Terminal A. Makes sense.
But, when leaving Terminal A (which I was doing last night), there was a stop for the Red bus and the Blue bus. The Red bus takes you to lots B and C, the Blue bus takes you to lot A. Yet, when you’re in lot A, the ONLY terminal you can go to is A. So why on Earth would the Red Bus show up there if you can’t come from a different lot? To confuse sleepy passengers, methinks.
Bah. Well, I’m home. Yay me.