The morning started bright and early at 3am with a trip from Bendigo to Melbourne airport. Thanks to Ian and Vic for driving us there and picking us up. We arrived at the airport checked in and then headed to the Qantas Business lounge which was a surprise for the boys. They loved the free breaky, coffees etc. and it didn't take Liam long to find the pancake machine. After breaky we boarded flight QF 93 from Melbourne to Los Angeles. The flight was uneventful which was great and my first on an A380 which is just awesome. We were on the top deck and after watching 3 movies and a TV seriesl I was ready to get off but we still had a long way to go. The plane was amazing. It tracked your flight path so you knew where you were and if it was daylight it had a camera where you could see what was happening outside. Landing in LA in the early morning with the sun rising was amazing. We had two hours in LA which was fine except we got lost. We were soon to discover that only in America everything is BIG BIG BIG and the airports are no exception. We asked many people but no one seemed to know which direction to point us in. We finally found our terminal with 15 minutes to spare. The flight to NY was awesome, with a clear view of Vegas and the mountains and the surrounding area. I think I even saw the Grand Canyon. The West of America is very dry with lots of mountains. After watching yet another movie I finally fell asleep until we flew over Chicago and Lake Michigan which seemed to go on forever. We didn't have to worry about getting a ride into Manhattan, the lack of sleep meant I wasn't thinking straight and didn't really care how we got there. A young man told us to follow him which we did and it cost of $170 US for the ride. I think I was duped but who cares, we were here. Johnny drove us through the back blocks of Queens trying to avoid traffic in his Mercedes which was a nice ride. Dylan and I were on the right hand side of the car before we hopped in and I told him to sit in the front. He looked at me weird and said he couldn't but then realised the steering wheel was on the left. We made it to our Hotel and we almost had whiplash from looking left and right all the way into Manhattan. We checked in and wandered the streets of Times Square. Seriously, this place is on steroids. People everywhere, walking slowly, taking their time and soaking up the experience that you can only get from a place like this. Dylan kept saying how there was a new smell every two seconds, sweet smell from the vendors selling nuts, to the smell of meat cooking from the kebab vendors, then the smell of petrol from all the vehicles and on and on and on. I was still not feeling well and we headed to Walgreens to get some drugs, well what you can't get over the counter here is amazing. We would need a script for most of it. After falling a sleep for a couple of hours Liam and I were up again at 3am, sitting in Times Square eating bagels with cream cheese and drinking hot chocolate. It was the best time to be in Times Square, hardly anyone around, although there was a line forming for the filming of Good Morning America which as on our corner. Back to bed and some sleep.