Greetings from the Big Apple! Kitty and I arrived yesterday and our relationship was put to the test as I became a snarling grizzly thanks to a SNAFU by Kitty's niece who made travel arrangements for us. The train trip from Philly to New York was a breeze. I had requested business class which was a great move on my part. Two years ago I had taken regular coach and there was almost no room for my suitcase and critter coffin. This time there was plenty of room. The trip was only 80 minutes. We arrived at Penn Station and took a cab to Times Square where our hotel was supposed to be. It turned out that Kitty's niece had to change the reservation at the last minute and she and Kitty never communicated. We ended up at a hotel near JFK. I was completely furious by this time. Not only would I not get to fursuit Times Square, but I had no idea where we would end up. A $50 cab ride later dropped us off in a ghetto part of the city. Now I was a raging snarling bruin. We were nowhere near a subway station and there was nothing around but factories. I wanted to just head to JFK and get home. We changed our plane reservations and were all set to depart today. One other little problem was that my suitcase broke and I needed to buy another. Where?!?! I felt totally trapped and helpless. Every option would cost us several hundred dollars to remedy. Kitty finally found out that there was a free shuttle to JFK. From there we could take the AirTrain to the subway and into NYC. Trip saved! OK> More later. Gotta run!