Rather than head to a resort for relaxation, this family hopped a bus to the city that never sleeps.
Andy Nelson – Staff/File
Some folks head to a Caribbean beach for spring break. Others spend a week at a ski resort. And still others inexplicably take a four-day, three-night bus tour from Ontario to New York City. That would be my family. And in case you're wondering what such a trip would be like, here's what you could expect:
Thursday 7 a.m.
Board bus at local shopping center for scheduled eight-hour bus ride to the Big Apple.
Thanks to an unscheduled stop for bus repair, manage to arrive at lineup for Lincoln Tunnel at rush hour, allowing for our first real-life New York City experience.
Two-hour, bumper-to-bumper crawl through Lincoln Tunnel eventually leads to midtown Manhattan hotel and room check-in.
Rather than rest and relax, rush off to Times Square to buy half-price tickets for last available Broadway show, "Grey Gardens," a musical based on the lives of Jackie Kennedy Onassis's eccentric aunt and cousin.
After wolfing down pricey but "genuine" New York deli sandwiches, arrive at Broadway theater and take seats in last row of mezzanine. Give thanks that we only spent $60 per ticket, rather than the full $120.
Friday 6:30 a.m.