TWA Hotel, JFK, New York - March 2023
Updated: May 7
This is 40: Location #2!
Far out trip to a swinging hotel in the burbs. It was completely groovy. Full of hip cats and not a square in sight. Listening to jams full of the Fab Four and libations were free flowing. Dig it.
Details and links:
We celebrated the 60’s with https://www.twahotel.com/
We stayed in a Deluxe King with a historic TWA view. Which was perfect for our one night. We got there about 4pm from the city - which was right on time to check in!
First things first: Drinks at Connie the Cocktail Lounge! https://www.twahotel.com/connie-airplane/cocktail-lounge The 1958 Lockheed Constellation “Connie” Airplane turned cocktail bar. Rick had the Vodka Is My Co-Pilot and Kassie had the Paper Plane.
Then on for dinner at the Paris Cafe by Jean-Georges. Rick had a Scotch and Tomato & Mozzarella Pizza. Kassie had a Manhattan and the Roasted Cauliflower. https://www.twahotel.com/food-drink/paris-cafe
Then we headed up to the Rooftop pool for a view of the sunset and the runway - and a visit to the winter Runway Chalet for end of night drinks. Jet Fuel and Flotation Device! https://www.twahotel.com/thepoolbar
Before we knew it - it was time to get some sleep before getting up at 4am the next morning for our flight! A quick walk to the terminal and on the air train and we were settled into our boarding gate.
What started as 40 from august to august has expanded to the start of 2023 to August 2024. Due to other people planning things that we want to join… before August 2023. This is the celebration of “omg Kassie survived 40 years - we never thought it would happen.” Maybe the next 40, I’ll be more careful so it won’t be so surprising. 40 “experiences” have to be #1 unique, #2 require the day and night in the location to count, #3 that’s it.
Originally from Iowa (Kassie) and Kansas (Rick), we met in Kansas in 2005 and immediately found that we had so much in common - including our desire to someday see the world. We now live in NYC and quickly started catching up on travel after our first (just us) international trip to Iceland in 2015. We decided to start making videos for us and our family/friends to track our travels. Kassie is in Marketing, an Author (see her poetry + author videos), and Puppet Creator. Rick is an Engineer and Script Writer (see our current and coming puppet movies!)
YouTube Site: https://www.youtube.com/@kassieandrickrunyan-explor6405
Kassie's Author Site: https://www.kassiejrunyan.com/
Joint Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/explore_many_paths
Kassie's Magazine: https://www.opendoorpoetrymagazine.com/