Day 4 - New York!!
So we decided today was anotha sight-seein day, as we had tickets booked for the empire state building. Got up around 9am, an me an dorsey tried the free breakfast on offer while johnston slept or read his fifth book in two days or summit lol,....one bagel an some mucky coffee...not reali worth gettin out of bed for, and certainly no cabin at home, but its all free at the end of the day!!
Got ready and caught the metro to times square, where we strolled round a few blocks soakin up the sites and the atmosphere. Decided to head towards the empire state building...and once we got there realised it was the crysler we'd walked to...so turned around and headed in the opposite direction, lol!!
The lift in empire takes you 86 floors to a 360' viewin tower - it was cold as eskimos up there, so we didnt stay long - got our pictures and headed back down...plus andy was scared, lol!!
That night we had tickets booked to watch the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden - we headed down about an hour before the start. The garden is massive, just proves how popular basketball is in America - we had awesome seats, rite on centre court and the place got pretty full!!
The atmosphere wasnt as gud as the ice hockey in Washington - maybe due to the knicks league position, or maybe the fact they were on a 4 game losing streak at the time!! The game ended up bein one of the best of the season even tho...Le Bron James shot 52 for Cleavland, and the Knicks ended up losing the fifth straight by about 7 points.
After the game we decided to get some food as we hadnt reali eaten all-day - so being on a budget we headed for the hard rock cafe in times square!! - after a few beers and some gud scram we headed bk to the hostel...backpacking, its a hard life!!