Regal Cinemas River City Marketplace 14, Jacksonville FL

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Today I took a trip the details of which I care not to completely divulge.

Morning Walk Music: "Strange Magic" by Electric Light Orchestra
Morning Walk Music: “Strange Magic” by Electric Light Orchestra

Friday, November 18, 2016

One day when I feel that it is appropriate I’ll talk about everything, although it’s nothing unprecedented nor earthshaking. Early in the morning, I headed to the port authority station on 42nd St. and eighth Avenue. I was due for a 10:30 AM plane to fly to Jacksonville Florida, where I would meet a friend, that evening.

LaGuardia Airport View
LaGuardia Airport View
Jacksonville International Airport (JAX)
Jacksonville International Airport (JAX)

I made a conscious decision to leave early in the morning so that I would miss any potential traffic from the business day. That strategy was successful as I had a smooth and short ride to the airport on a small but comfortable bus shuttle. I especially appreciated the fact that the bus featured seat belts, as so many of them do not.

Lunch at Red Lobster
Lunch at Red Lobster

The plane was on time and the ride was pleasant. I had an opportunity to work on editing my videos on the plane. I had to be careful to position my screen so that no one would be able to view the project on which I was working. This, of course, was because I was editing the vignette in which my most private orifice is being penetrated by a sticky lollipop. I preferred not to shock the older couple in the seat behind me, and fortunately, they didn’t see the content on which I was working.

I got a little nervous on the flight because while I was processing a batch of video frames that numbered in the thousands, the pilot requested that we put away our laptops and electronic devices in anticipation of landing. I didn’t want to cancel the batch of processing on which I was working, so I carefully hid the laptop under the seat next to me which happened to be open. The flight attendant was none the wiser for it.

Regal Cinemas River City Marketplace 14, Jacksonville FL
Regal Cinemas River City Marketplace 14, Jacksonville FL — No one here!

After I arrived at the Jacksonville Florida airport, which is, by the way, more modern and serene than I might initially give credit, I decided to immediately travel to a shopping center which featured a movie theater. I hoped that I would have just enough time to have a short lunch and then catch an early viewing of the film, Fantastic Beasts and How to Find Them.

I was pleased to find that the theater, the hotel, and a Red Lobster restaurant were all in quite close proximity. I rushed to the Red Lobster and speedily ingested a pleasant if industrial-tasting shrimp lunch, and then hustled through a vast parking lot to reach the movie theater. Happily, I successfully accomplished all of those tasks before settling into the movie, which had not yet started. It was so typical of suburban movie theaters that my 1:40 PM showing included no one in the theater but me.

Red Roof Inn, Jacksonville Florida Airport
Red Roof Inn, Jacksonville Florida Airport

I enjoyed the film, which was a successful addition to what is now the “Harry Potter Universe.” It makes me laugh that in so many cases there’s always another buck to be made. Unfortunately, I won’t be the one making the bucks.

After the movie, I managed to wrangle an Uber back to the hotel. The distance, in any other circumstance, would be extremely short to walk but given that I was in the middle of Interstate Land it was nearly impossible to walk what would’ve been the few blocks from the movie theater to the hotel. Not a sidewalk to footbridge or not easement could be found.

I checked into the Red Roof Inn a motor lodge with a quite ominous forest lying right behind the buildings and settled in for the evening. The accommodations were spartan but clean and comfortable. I woke up very early The next day to catch a 7:30 AM flight back to LaGuardia and took public transportation from the airport back to my home.

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