06.05.2011 24 °C
Sorry for the late post!!!
Day 5 was easily the best weather we had in New York. After an early breakfast, we headed onto Manhattan where we wandered around the Chelsea area, along the famous piers. Some massive yachts! Then it was to Ground Zero to try and catch a glimpse of ol' Obama. What an atmosphere. Hundreds of americans crowded the streets surrounding the site, cameras poised, all waiting patiently (mostly!), to see the man they all seem to love and adore so unanimously. After about an hour, all we managed to see was a convoy of about 20 vehicles and a flash of his black wagon! It was still great to be there and feel the mood, which I'm sure the news couldn't capture.
After 5 days of walking the streets of New York we felt like we deserved to retire to Battery Parks and lie in the sun, have a hawt dawg, take in our last views of the Statue of Liberty and relax for a couple of hours. We both even managed to catch a bit of sun on our faces which the Americans were hugely entertained by!!
We then headed back to the hostel to pack up our wordly goods and head to a meet and greet to meet our new friends for the next month. Being from the UK seems to put us in the minority as there is a lot of Ozzies but everyone seemed really nice!! Then we had our final meal in New York. After enjoying it so much the night before we decided to head back to Chinatown where yet again we had a great meal and fitted in nicely using our TWO chopsticks!!
Have both had a great time in New York and are excited for the upcoming leg of our travels........ Next stop Boston!!
Simon and Louise xxx