Taking A Bite Of The Big Apple

by Travis Mateer

This is what it looks like to spend 22 hours traveling from Spokane to New York City. Normally it wouldn’t take a crazy amount of time to make this airplane trip, but Alaska Airlines and, really, the entire country, is short-staffed, so you just have to roll with delays that change your departure time in Seattle from 7:11am to 1:40pm.

Just because I didn’t get to my hotel until after 11pm didn’t mean I was going to just SLEEP because this city, if you haven’t heard, doesn’t do shit like SLEEP or apologize for being assholes. I think I might like it here.

It took being assertive (i.e., an asshole) with RV Share to make sure I didn’t get fucked by them like I got fucked by Alaska Airlines. The outcome? Success. That means I have to check out, grab a taxi, and get to a ferry to ferry me across water from New York to New Jersey.

This leg of my journey is going to be focused primarily on Pennsylvania. I’ll share more when I have more time. Until then…

Thank you for reading!

About Travis Mateer

I'm an artist and citizen journalist living and writing in Montana. You can contact me here: willskink at yahoo dot com
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