We arrived in New york early in the morning. We got a shuttle to our hotel but the guy was supposed to drop us out the front of the hotel instead he said your hotel is just up on the right and we found out it was two blocks away. Oh our sore arms pulling suitcases that are getting heavier. Good news we were still underweight with suitcases. We went straight out sightseeing and soon learnt that everything revolves around streets and we were on 32nd Street so we started to walk to 45th street where times square is and also all the broadway shows. We walked a long way that day and it began pouring down with rain but the weather was still warm. Talitha did not want to get an umbrella and i had one, but it did not take long and she bought one. I had thongs on and my feet were soaking, Talitha had to buy another pair of nikes how many pairs does a girl need. I am concerned about her luggage!!!! We went to starbucks when the weather really turned on us and was pouring down with rain. We were so glad that we did not do the hop on and hop off tour as everyone on the bus was saturated. It did mean that we didnt see the statue of liberty but the photo looks good. Shopping in Times Square was so much fun. Lots of people everywhere as it was holiday weekend with Independence day coming up. We had dinner at Planet Hollywood and that was fantastic. Then off to Lion King where we had seats 2nd row from the front. Oh the joys of holidays. We would never have done this in Perth. The theatre was fantastic so colourful and lots of singing. He went for 3 hours. We then headed out of theatre and with New york you can get taxis so quickly. So into taxi and home for 2 1/2 hours sleep. We awoke at 2am had showers and got ready - caught a taxi to airport. But we were so early.... We waited for the airport to open at 4.30am and then we were blessed by the airline in getting a direct flight to LA and not having to go back to Washington. I so love having the hand of God on this trip and He has been with us everywhere we have gone. Talitha and i have had a blast together, lots of laughs. Flight to LA was 5 1/2 hours but a good flight.