It's been about four months since my last post to this blog, however, when you get about eight million people and squeeze them all into a 10 mile radius, you get NYC. A place where life never stops getting busier and busier.
This is the first time, literally where I have a moment to sit and take a breath and look back on the past 14 years and 5 months it has been. Then the cleaning, the packing, the goodbyes to dear friends that have been such an integral part of my stay there.
Originally, I was supposed to drive here last Sunday, but I was taught in a very stressful way that I was not meant to drive but fly. The car rental company, Enterprise, was my first big headache as they would only take certain forms of payment despite the fact I had my costs covered on one of my credit cards. After they lost my business I had only one other option: get a moving company to come take my possessions and to book an airline ticket out. Thank you for Kyle State 2 State Movers in Clifton, NJ, and American Airlines that saved the day and made my migraines go away.
Then.... the blizzard on Tuesday. Luckily the movers were able to ship the boxes and AA was able to get me out of Kennedy on Thursday. A huge shoutout to all the call centers and pilots who were able to get, not only myself, but other stranded travelers out to their destinations through all of this mess.
I am happy to say that 5 days later, we are here and I sit with a deep breath, a cup of coffee, and my computer as I type this message to say what a relief it is that, not only is it Friday, but also that I finally made it to Grand Rapids, Michigan, the home of the new CaptainAboard.com headquarters.
As I get the new office set up, I am happy to inform you that this website will be expanding into broadcasting and will be featuring live broadcasts of myself for book reviews, aviation news, and other goodies which are coming up. Please stay tuned....
For now, I am looking forward to my 14 hour Boeing 777 simulation from LA to Auckland Saturday night and ..... a custom that I have for every Friday, just like old times.
January 30th, 2015
|Saying Goodbye making our way to 4L for our COATE SID departure..|
|Selfie at FL380|
|Saying goodbye to my home away from home. My "de-stresser place" - Jones Beach, LI, NY|
|Waiting area in the B Concourse of GRR... Where my virtual passengers wait for our non-stop flight to Amsterdam.|
|Back yard of our new Headquarters...|
Have a great weekend, everyone, and my final message for this weekend:
LET'S GO HAWKS!