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Getting Airborne

Our good friend Frank Harris and his lovely wife picked up Chadd at 7:45 a.m. and then me at 8:00 a.m. and we headed to Salt Lake.

Doran en route to SLC in Frank's truck.
We arrived at the airport at about 9:20 and got in line to check our backs. When we made it up to the desk, we were informed our connecting flight from Atlanta to La Guardia airport in New York City had been cancelled due to severe winter weather in Atlanta. Delta proposed to move us onto a flight to Newark, New Jersey. We agreed and then had 15 minutes to get on the Newark flight.

It was pretty nice, really, because this way we avoided the Super Bowl weekend mess in Atlanta and made it to New York three hours sooner than we would have.

Arriving in NYC

Doran in the Marriot Marquis.
After we arrived in Newark, we took a cab to our hotel -- the New York Marriot Marquis. Once we arrived in the room, I immediately noticed the hotel had ethernet access through STSN. I had planned to us UUNet to get online, but this was much better. It is fast, dedicated, and relatively inexpensive. So... I spent the first 20 minutes or so getting the Linux laptop I brought connected to the Internet.

Exploring New York City

Chadd at Times Square
Once we got settled in (meaning, we got the laptop hooked up), we ventured out into the city. The hotel looks down into Times Square, so, logically, that is where we went first. We explored the area a little and then decided to get something to eat.

Doran at Teatro Pizza Creations

We ate dinner at Teatro Pizza Creations. It was very good.

Teatro Pizza Creations
210 West 44th Street
New York, New York