Empire State Beacon

Empire State beacon

Empire State beacon

Our trip to Europe started with a big Delta jetliner from Salt Lake City to New York City on Tuesday evening 6 May 2014. It was fairly full of an eclectic international crowd of many young and interesting people of all colors. Although I observed fancy headgear from turbans to yarmulkes, willowy red-headed performing arts women and striking black men, the couple in front of us dozing across two seats in a figure 8 with her perched atop of him, I was mostly numb from observing as the departure was time to rest from all the anxiety of lengthly preparations for a 5-week journey.

We were all smiles and confidence. Rachel snapped a hundred fly by cloud pictures, and has got to be nearing her card’s capacity already.

Landing at midnight, the transition at JFK went smoothly and a reserved shuttle brought us into Manhattan, bursting out of the Queensboro Midtown Tunnel, with the purple lit tower of the Empire State Building glowing like a beacon guiding us in. We wound through the east side from Rockefeller Center, 42nd Street, and Times Square before dropping us off on the Upper West Side at 2am.

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One thought on “Empire State Beacon

  1. Wonderful pictures Ed! New York—- so different than SoCal. I’m praying that you,Susan, and Rachel have a safe and wonderful trip, and am looking forward to photo memories of your experience in Europe.

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