Good evening or morning depending on the time difference!?Â
Well today has been slightly more actioned packed than yesterday as it was our first full day in the big apple.Â Waking up at 5 in the morning in a room full of swedish is inadvisable due to the fact that they did not want to be woken that early.Â Trying to go back to sleep over the next few hours didn't really work however managed to finish a couple of puzzles in the wonderful puzzle book thatÂ Price brought.Â Â Finally getting up we made sure our bags were locked tight (no one else seemed to bother, but sod's lawÂ has aÂ funny way of chasing me around) and made our way into theÂ bright sunday morning.Â Walking the 20 odd blocksÂ up to B and H Audio, iÂ spent a "bit" of moneyÂ on a brand new camera and all the extra bits that go with it.Â Amazingly every sales person or helper seemed to be Jewish and probably the scariest part of the day was when Price turned to me and said, "Where's the bag?"Â Looking round frantically (as our tickets were in there......) he realised after about 30 seconds that it was checked in to the bag holding place.Â After B and H we made our way to a little cafe for breakfast, with a waitress who really didn't understand English.Â Ah the cultural delights that New York has to offer!?
We then tried to make it onto the all access pass at Madison square gardens not realising that the rangers were playing, so it seemed tours were slightly off.Â Not to be disheartened we went for a walk around the shopping district, doing all floors of macy's, which ends in a lingerie floor (felt a slight bit like the father ted advert..........ted we're trapped?!) but managed to make our way out with dignity still attached.Â Finally deciding to do something productive with our day we made it onto time square (which isn't really a square) and had a wonder round madam tussards.Â A lot bigger than London's one, it was still pretty good, but come on, they are just wax figures, i mean, how excited can you get about wax (the tour was free btw!)Â Needing to kill a couple of hours (we did have a plan for today) we went and watched Spiderman 3 in the 14th out of 25 screens on 42nd street.Â This was an incredible experience as you know when there is a video of an audience gasping and clapping, this actually happens.Â It was absolutely hilarious, think we were laughing at the audience more than the film!?Â Spiderman 3 is worth seeing, its just blooming long with some bits that are really really really not needed, the dancing down the street for example.Â
Making back to the internet room at the Chelsea now we are just waiting for my battery to charge itself a bit so we can take some pictures of Empire state going from light to dark, meaning we won't have to go up twice!
Tommorrow the plan is to do all the tours and then the next day head the other way to the point to visit ground zero, UN (that's right Jamie, doing some politics revision...) and ellis island/statue of liberty thrown in for good measure.Â Probably won't hear from us for a couple of days as the internet costs good dollars that are disappearing (however probably saving a few bucks due to the fact we are walking EVERYWHERE, going to be so fit when we get back)Â Also will try and post some pictures next time we log in.
So for now, hope you're all well and carry on leaving messages and reading the blog!