We met at 8am in the lobby and hit the road by 9am.
A pretty uneventful day - we just drove to New York and arrived around 2pm. Our rooms weren't ready so we hung around in the foyer for an hour or so.
We split up as some were going shopping at a nearby shopping outlet (most of the girls!), some were going into NYC and some were just hanging around due to various departures and awaiting shuttle buses to the airport. I would have gone into NYC if it was earlier, but we are over the river on the New Jersey side and they said it would take nearly 2 hours by transport. That's 2 hours back aswell, and those of us that are going on to the next leg of the tour have to meet at 4am to go to the airport tomorrow. Yes, 4 in the AM (yikes!) for a 7.30am flight to Vancouver. It didn't seem worth trekking that far into town for only a few hours. Besides I've seen all the highlights. So 6 of us went to the pub next door for late lunch / early dinner.
It seems strange saying goodbyes when I'm not finished yet! Of the 13 on part 1 of the tour only 5 of us are going on to the other half.
Those that were left had a few drinks in the hotel bar and parted ways around 10pm.
Oh well, it's been fun USA but I'm ready for Canada!