Mom and I arrived at New York's LaGuardia airport and have to cab it over to JFK. Fortunately dad's plane went direct to JFK, saving him enough time to meet us and catch the most important flight, the one to Stockholm. Now, flying stand-by has funny ways of catching up with itself. It can be absolutely horrendous and strand you for days or it can be pretty good. So good in fact that this time, the three of us were upgraded to business class...! The flight went well, as you'd expect from being in the front of the plane. Lots of movies were watched, some sleeping happened and many hands of video poker were played.
We had about six hours to kill before boarding our ship to Helsinki, so we chose to stroll around town, see the sights, catch the changing of the guard and a few other things. I was most impressed by a) the quality of the bicycle lanes b) the fly fisherman in the river.
Stay tuned for Part 2!