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“Leaving on a jet plane . .  . ” was used by Lucy Calkins in her Reading opening keynote on Sunday, June 22, 2014, but that sounds easier than reality.  Thanks to the hurricane and storms in the Midwest, many planes were grounded or crews were in the wrong location on Thursday, July 3rd.  So here’s to an extended stay in New York City.

Thanks to my sister’s generosity, this was my Thursday evening view (July 3) after I checked into my hotel.















A mere
One hour .  .  .
Sixty minutes  .  .  .
Three thousand, six hundred seconds.
Snoopy would say, “It was a dark and stormy night!



Do you see that thin gray line across the horizon?  That thin strip was the little bit of daylight left hanging around!


Picture 3:    Independence Day  at 6:00 am in New York City





A day of promise!

 Have you reached your destination?  Are you still in transit from #TCRWP?  Happy Independence Day (wherever you are)!

4 responses

  1. Well, now I know how it all turned out! I hope that you did, indeed, get on that jet plane and that you are safe and home. SO glad that I had the chance to see you (TWICE!) and so look forward to the TMAP reunion at NCTE!

    1. Tara,
      Home today (Saturday)! I had an extra day and 2 nights in NYC. I am so glad that I actually got to see you twice as well! Can’t wait to see you at NCTE!

  2. Wow, beautiful pictures. It is a much better view than I had in the plane for two hours on the tarmac! It was a wonderful week. Had such a great time with you. I hope you are home safe and sound by now!

    1. Julieanne,
      It was such a pleasure to meet you last week. I am looking forward to our NCTE presentation. I am so grateful to be home safe and sound!

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