Our adventure begins with arriving in New York City and deciding to catch the subway to the city. That was fine, we managed to find our way around, but we didn't figure on having to swap tracks a couple of times. Easy on a normal day, not so easy lugging bags and coats and helmets up and down the stairs to swap sides.
Once we surfaced to street level we were wowed by the skyscrapers and first impressions were impressive.
We caught a taxi to Crowne Plaza in Times Square, booked in to a beautiful room with corner windows overlooking the square, the city lights and the School of Rock.
We wondered in to Times Square to have a bit of a look round - manic, noisy, bright. We couldn't believe we'd arrived. It's midnight by now and we were exhausted after the long flight.