Thursday, August 12, 2010

The Best Laid Plans HNT

The problem with traveling anywhere from Montana is that it's not going to be a cheap nor easy endeavor. I was able to get a decently priced ticket (by MT standards), but it meant that I had to drive 3 1/2 hours to get to my flight. So I was up bright and early and before the sunrise!


I had a long layover in Minneapolis, where I was able to have a good lunch with a former girlfriend! It's probably been close to 15 years since we've seen each other, so it we had a lot to talk about. She didn't know about my diabetes or my dad or my BIL, so she got the abbreviated versions. Like a total dorkfish, I had my camera in with my carry-on stuff, which all got locked into a storage locker on the secure side of the gate, so I missed out on the photo op. Suffice it to say we both looked great!

I rented a car to get from LaGuardia to a hotel somewhere near BTExpress' place (by the way--he's reverted back to his old blog!). The driving wasn't bad at all, and I didn't get lost once! Of course, the GPS in my phone helped that (though I've found that it's not always infallible!). On Saturday, I headed to his place for the festivities. One thing that the GPS or Google Maps don't help with is when the streets are blocked off for SummerFest... I stopped and walked around for a bit. Lots of really short shorts. Lots of funny accents. Lots of friendly people. And what a great area! BTE's place is only about 500 feet from the shore, so there's always a nice breeze coming in.

Main Street

As for the party itself...it wasn't the wild free-for-all that BTE had hoped for. In fact, it was more of a friends-over-for-swimming sort of gathering. Sickness, unfortunate travel circumstances and friends that backed out at the last minute. Certainly nothing they had control over. So it turned out to be quite a small affair. As a surprise, Shizzle had contacted me late in the week and decided to come out. I think BTE might have had a minor heart attack when she came around the corner! Of course, it's always fun to meet up with her! And she brought Tornado with her!

Poor Tornado was bored most of the time...

Later in the afternoon, Hubman and ASM stopped by, just in time for dinner! More talking, more pool time, and photo shoots with the other guest to the party---the OsShirt! More pictures were taken, and then the two of them hurried out of there to find themselves a motel to reacquaint themselves with each other! At that point, the no-suits rule went into effect, and skinny-dipping until midnight ensued! And Lori (BTE's girlfriend) made sure that the underwater camera didn't just lay around idle...

Summer, Me, ASM, Hubman, BTE, Lori
Please note that I DID out-tacky BTE!


On Sunday, I went back, but for beer and conversation...no swimming. It was laid back and quite relaxing. Just what I needed! Headed back to the hotel to get packed and to bed early, as that damned eastern time zone kicked my butt, and I had to head back towards the city in the morning for a brunch date!

I was headed to Flushing, NY and once again, had no problems getting where I needed to go. However, I was surprised at what I found! In checking Google Maps, I thought I was going to be driving into a quaint downtown area. Ummm...no. A bustling, urban area, to say the least. Loud, a bit stinky, and no one knows how to interpret traffic lights (drivers and pedestrians alike). A very Asian area...predominantly Chinese or Korean. Not sure which. Regardless, this boy from Montana was definitely not in Kansas anymore! I found out numerous things here. New Yorkers like to honk their horns. Often. And generally at other drivers who are blocking traffic 20 cars ahead of them. What's up with that? And one should not open the door for a woman and allow her to walk in ahead of you without expecting a puzzled look from said woman. And when you bump into someone, it is not necessary to apologize, nor look them in the eye nor say anything! I was early to pick up my brunch guest from the train, so I did some walking/bumping/honking of my own.

I loved that there was a walk-up window for McDonald's!
You don't find that in MT!


Of course, if you've been to her site already, you know that I met up with Minority Report! Utterly charming and cute--I just wish I didn't have to get my car back to the rental place so soon! We ate, then found a nearby park and talked some more, fed a squirrel, chased geese, and got her picture taken with the OsShirt (it did make the rounds this weekend!). Due to where her train station was located, and our cutting it close on the time, I unceremoniously dumped her off while getting honked at and called names by Asian drivers. Next time, I promise to do better! ;-)


Minority Report & Me
She's not ugly--she's just careful of posting her face!


Google Maps once again came to the rescue, letting me avoid the really high-traffic areas, and allowing me to drive through the old neighborhoods to get back to the LaGuardia area. In this case, under the Long Island R.R.



The rest of the trip home was uneventful (though there might be some exciting news to report in the next couple of days!). I had another long-ish layover in Minneapolis, most of which I spent in the observation deck overlooking the Delta terminal. Quiet, cool, and a place to charge my phone. After a few texts, the sun was going down, and it was time to head home. I got an upgrade to first class (not sure why, but possibly related to the exciting news mentioned above), and thoroughly enjoyed that! I still had a 3 1/2 hour drive home once I landed, but it was still worth it!


Delta's terminal.
My plane is usually way down at the other end...


So, in a nutshell, that was my weekend. Met people, swam nekkid, drank beer, ate food, honked, apologized, and didn't give a single thought to anything back home. I'd do it again in an instant!

I hope people have been clicking...

Some might recognize her.
Most will not.
Some could remember her from her old blog.
Most will not.
Some might think they've seen her over at OHNT.
Most will not.

This week's Mystery Guest will be revealed Thursday afternoon.

Anyone who has been over to OHNT should recognize this lovely lady as the one who submitted the "Chilly" series, then the "Encore" series (thanks due to your comments). She's Leela Lamore, and though she doesn't blog in these circles anymore, she still takes the time to to surf your sites! No word on if she's working on a new series yet...
The middle of August is playing havoc with participation over at "...the Other HNT", as it does every year. Still, higher numbers than in years past, and always high quality! Stop by and check out your fellow HNTers! NSFW, but leave a comment anyway!
Having been offline as I have, I'm a little late to the game with this next thing... My last HNT mentioned the former HNTer who lost two children in a house fire. Dana has taken the bull by the horns and has made a few posts regarding her. Most of you have already mentioned it, and many have included the buttons. In the interest of time, I'll just direct you to Dana's site to read about the details. Go. Give.
My HS class is having their 35-year reunion on Friday night. Just a one night, no-host, informal thing. And I have an unexpected date!!! No details yet, but I'll share pictures! She's a former HNTer, former MG, former OsShirt model, and used to send a picture or two in for OHNT! And she's in that list in the sidebar (need to update that, too). Can't wait to see the looks from some of the wives when they see her! I'm just hoping she behaves...

55 comments:

Elle said...

Fun times!!! Wish I'd been there ;)

I'm up!

Sadie said...

Looks like fun was had by all!

I'm up!
Xo-Sadie

DD said...

Glad you had a good time!

I'm up at www.adoubledos.blogspot.com

xxx,
DD

twosexytigers said...

I wish I had been there!!! Next time!

Wow we're up.... *wink*

xoxo, Crystal

Anonymous said...

BTE was so awesome letting me have Tornado with me, even though she was rather bored the entire time. :)

It was a very fun day and I'm glad I made the drive up. I don't know how I missed that he was that close to the water though.

~Shizzle

Jobthingy said...

clicked them all. GREAT pics! and you were a freaking 7 hour drive from me... you should have extended your trip *grumbles*

looks like a blast.. and oh that MG.. the OHNTer that we just cant quit.

I'm UP!

good night xo

Ms Scarlett said...

Pool party looks like it was a great time!!

Gorgeous MG!

I'm up!

XO

BTExpress said...

It was great to see you again my friend. The crowd was small, but we sure made the most of it.

I'm up with some pictures of the day.

Vixen said...

Looks like you had a great time. Wished I would have been able to make it work to go. Damn....

I'm up. From a date! ;)
xo

Jas said...

Waiting for the warm weather to reach us here!
Picking strawberries awaits...

I'm up

:)

13messages said...

The pictures are great. I'm glad to think of you guys as my friends.

The Muffin Fan said...

I would love to attend one of these in future, in case it ever becomes a regular event! :-)

Fabulous pictures and click-throughs.

And the Mystery Guest is a stunner!

I'm up. Happy HNT everyone!

Sugarmag said...

Looks like a fun trip I especially like like the dog picture. Your guest is gorgeous! I'm up.

Hubman said...

We're so glad we were able to join in the fun, at least for a little while!

I'm up and modeling the OsShirt!

http://hubmanshangout.com/2010/08/12/hnt-its-the-osshirt/

SapioSlut said...

I'm, er, up ... dangling upside-down ...

Happy HNT!

Osbasso said...

Cute but Evil is can't make up her mind tonight...

http://cutebutevilgirl.blogspot.com/

Emmy said...

Great pictures! Looks like a great time was had by all!
I'm up!
Happy HNT!
~Emmy

Osbasso said...

Autumn is jiggling tonight!

http://www.autumnmistspeaks.blogspot.com/

Richard, Shhh... said...

I'm up with a new Tatt! Why are Blogspot comments rejecting me repeatedly? Watch it work now! HHNT!

Southern Sage said...

The awesomeness that is the girl without shoes that dreams is up and in a graveyard!

http://dreamingbearfoot.blogspot.com/2010/08/stop-and-smell-flowers.html

y'all hit her up.

S4BFD

Anonymous said...

Shit I screwed that all the way up!!!!
That isnt odd. BFD is up.

http://dreamingbearfoot.blogspot.com/2010/08/stop-and-smell-flowers.html

Southern Sage said...

Looks like fun fun fun to me.

Big pappi is up @ the beach!

Ruby said...

I'm up!

http://www.eroticnotebook.co.uk

Margaret said...

So glad you got to go. Looks like you all had a great time. :)

peace...

Bad Bad Girl said...

Ohhh looks like a fun party. I'm up again- two weeks in a row!!

Cheeky Minx said...

It looks as if a very good time was had by all!

And tell me, are there any words sweeter than "upgrade" when travelling for a squillion hours?!

Speaking of sweet, your MG is delish...

I’m up!
xx

Cande said...

I wish I were in an area that I could organise or participate in events like this...

I'm up too :)

Black Matrixx said...

Sounds like a fantastic trip you had there.

I´m up with some travel dreams HNT

BM

Sam said...

I'm not doing anb HNT this week. I just wanted to say hello! And I've missed you. You're the best. *smooches*

Maggie said...

Looks like fun!

I'm up.

~m said...

*sigh*

effin' kidney stones. next time, I'm there damn it all. So sorry I missed out on the revelry.

I'm up showing off what I was doing instead of cavorting half-nekkid with y'all.

heelsnstocking said...

im up!!! and as ever up to mischief x

sounds like abusy week, wish there was a UK blog community like you guys have, its a tad far for a naked swim although Im sure id make a night of it ;)

Lady Grinning Soul said...

I followed the HNT two truck through Dorset! Check out my blog to see what I mean.

And I'm up!

Lady Grinning Soul said...

*tow truck, not two truck

Scintillectual said...

Great photos and excellent trip report! if you come down to the southland, stop on by and bring that OsShirt!

I'm up with some outtakes from an old shoot this weeek. Busy, busy, busy...

http://scintillectual.com/?p=589

HyperSexualGirl said...

Tornado is a doll!

(I'm up.)

Another Suburban Mom said...

It was a fun party, and you can't blame me for wanting to head out and make the most of my time with Hubman.

I am up and modeling the Os Shirt today.

SM said...

A fresh HNT post on my site! Looks like a great party with BT by the way.. :)

Tom Allen said...

That's some pretty good traveling for somebody who lives where "You can't get there from here."

And I'm up too, in yet another boring exercise theme that looks like all my other ones.

Beryl said...

Mine is up and the chat behind it is linked in text...this is going to be one of those panties kinda wet all day HNTs...

xox
Beryl

CbE said...

Great pics! Looks like it was loads of fun. I wish I could have gone but my Grandpa was turning 90 and if I had missed that I would have been in the shit book!

As you mentioned, I'm up and very very indecisive!

XoXo

viemoira said...

Looks like you had a good time traveling! I'm up and tooting right now :)
~viemoira

MinorityReport said...

"she's not ugly. she's just careful about showing her face." lmao.

Was great to have had the chance to meet you!

I'm up. :)

thesecretivewriter said...

an amazing weekend indeed. all i did was laundry!

Chris said...

New to HNT but long-time lurker ;)
I sure wish I had been able to join the pool party! Look like you guys had a blast!

nitebyrd said...

Great pictures! Looks like it was a really good party!

R.R. said...

I'm up at Lustolicious!

Barefoot Dreamer said...

sounds like you had a great time and a little sun and fun never hurt anyone.

MG- she kills me every time.

Thanks Sage for upping me. I went to bed early early early last night. couldn't keep my eyes open. it has been a very busy week.

I am up, with a great pic- at least I think so

Lady Grinning Soul said...

By the way folk, I have two HNTs going now. My main one: HNT: Break Down Cover AND a new one: HNT: Let's Get Started

Hehe, forgive me for being such an exhibitionist!

Kyle said...

I'm also posting a vacation related HNT.. I'm in Florida now and spent part of the morning in the pool... ahhh.. vacation.

http://www.butchtastic.net/?p=4129

Janie said...

Looks like so much fun! I wish I'd been there!

And I did get your lovely email and will reply as soon as I can!

xoxox

Melissa and Kevin said...

Your weekend getaway sounds like it was a blast.

We're up with HNT III!

-Melissa and Kevin

Daniel said...

What a sexy bunch of party people! Wish we could've made it.

It's late I know, but we're up. Well... frances is.

Happy HNT!

d.

Anonymous said...

Hey everyone..... there is a new lady I coaxed into playing. Please check her out, she had body issues with NO reason to!

http://satisfactionthroughcalefaction.blogspot.com/2010/08/my-first-hnt.html

Sage for Heather.

The Kinky Pixie said...

Vacation HNT HERE TOO!! Yours looked like a blast!!

I did 3 vacations, 5 states, aprox 20 days ... Todays HNT is a "touristy" set of LA and Santa Monica Beach!

http://thekinkypixie.blogspot.com/2010/08/hnt-more-la.html

~ pixie