Just had our first American breakfast in a diner near the hotel. Elly ordered lumberjack pancakes and her eyes nearly popped out when 2 plates arrived, one piled with pancakes, the other with sunny side up eggs and sausages. And a plate of butter packets and smuckers breakfast syrup. She used 4!
Discuss 9/11 - elissa is amazed at the number of skyscrapers andis wondering how and why planes could fly into them which sobers our mood.
0830 Elly waves down her first yellow new york taxi. With both arms. Jo And I are trying to act as seasoned travellers but we pile in. $7 later we pile out at Bloomingdales. 3 minutes later Elly does her waving at taxis trick again and we pile into another - it's only 9 am and Bloomingdales doesn't open til 10.
Times Square is next. Better these days - more huge displays and part pedestrianised.
It's cold and the only shop open is Hershey's. After 5 mins of looking at all the chocolate variations - with almonds, cherries, White, black, 1lb bars, miniature bars - we feel slightly sick.
Jo takes Elly to the Mac make up shop over the way and Elly has a makeover.