Currently I'm at home in Connecticut for a surprise Easter visit. Unfortunately I'm leaving tomorrow (Sunday) afternoon after arriving only the evening before last. Short stay - but enjoyable none-the-less!
My trip here included a two hour layover in Philly where I went to Jet Rock Bar and Grille located in concourse B. Seemed like a decent place to sit for two hours as the atmosphere allow for plenty of activity - and I do enjoy watching people. The walls and ceilings were lined with at least 40 televisions, and the area was noisey. Perfect place to sit for two hours. I tried to order a sandwich, but apparently they had been open the entire night before, and their food order for Thursday had not arrived. I'm just glad I wasn't flying yesterday, apparently many delays! Finally I settled on a fajita chicken wrap. Squeezing myself, my backpack, and my suitecase to a wall booth seat was not an easy task, but I made it and began eating - unfortunately the wrap was premade. Tasted kinda bad, I ate only 3/4 of it and chomped down the fries. That's what you get for $9.84 in an airport. I figure if you are going to open a chain - be sure to get in the airport. Seems you can charge an arm and the leg and still get away with it. Just a thought of advice. I'm sure the rent is higher, but cmon - this place had records and guitars signed by anybody and everybody hanging on the walls. If you can afford things like this, you must be doing well! There wasn't a seat in the place for the majority of the time there.
I quickly became aqquainted with Kurt, Jeff, Alicia, Heather, and Ali who were sitting next to me. They were quite entertaining and we had our fun and laughs as they too had to wait two hours for their flight. Luck for them, they were headed to West Palm for a nice vacation - myself to another cold state. We had our fun and laughs, and more quickly than expected 8:00 rolled around. Wanna hear something crazy - two hours, some food, and a few drinks later - their tab came to just over $200! OUTRAGEOUS! They hadn't even boarded the plane yet. That's gonna be one expensive vacation. See what I mean about opening a restaurant in the airport?
My plane was boarding at 8:05, so I made my way out of Jet's and proceeded to B30 - the place my plane was leaving from. Go figure - the gate had switched. In a quick panic that it would be clear across the very large airport I ran for the monitors. Scanning the large bank of monitors I finally found Hartford. ok...location..flight...time....gate.....B31. Well that was lucky, it was the gate next to the one it was leaving from. Right, that would be too easy. B31 was tucked in an odd spot. After finding the gate it turned out that we had downsized planes and EVERYONE needed to go to the front counter and be reseated. To make a very long story short, it took near an hour, several duplicate seat bookings once on the plane, and one very angry guy (not myself). We finally made it to Hartford.
I've been home since Thursday night at 10pm. I'm very tired now and tomrorow is Easter. Happy Easter everyone - wish me better luck when I board the plane tomorrow afternoon. Again I'll have the two hour layover in Philly - I wonder what good will come of this one!!!