It’s summer time in New York city and it’s been hot, hot, hot!! But we’re trying our best to enjoy the heat, because in a few days we’ll be in the middle of a New Zealand winter, brrr! We drove from Niagara Falls on Wednesday to our hotel in Queens. Umm, word to the wise… Don’t stay in Queens! Not sure where you should stay in New York though, it’s a whole different world…
On Thursday we put our tourist hats on and spent the day on one of those new fandangled double decker bus thingeys. It’s a great way to see New York, especially if you’re too lazy to walk, like me. Highlights of the day included spending a couple of hours of quality time in the Disney store (yes, I know they have those in the UK, but this one was amazing!), seeing the progress of the new World Trade Center memorial site, seeing the gorgeous old Brooklyn Bridge, realising that Manhattan is really quite huge and generally riding a bus around all day. Oh, and driving over the Manhattan bridge at night, just in time to see an incredible fireworks display over the Brooklyn Bridge. Awesome!
On Friday it was back to Manhattan to tick a couple of major boxes – the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building!
We have only one more day remaining of our epic USA road trip, so I think it’s appropriate that we’ll be spending it driving and watching NASCAR racing! After that we’ll be on a plane and heading back to New Zealand. Keep an eye out for one more blog post, but it might be a few days away.
Thanks for coming with us on our journey, it’s been fun!!