So its all over. All that is left now is two more flights. But first ill finish off New York.
The last couple of days have been pretty full on, lots of walking and I mean LOTS! My feet are killing me, I have two busted blisters, plenty of new calluses and hard red feet. Boy I can’t wait to get home to sitting on my ass all day at work so I can give my feet a rest. I did all my big souvenier shopping (the tshirts etc) on Canal St. Also picked myself up some nice cologne. It was pretty cheap as well ($25). I realised after searching all of Time Square that is was nigh on impossible to get the jersey I wanted. So i did what any self respecting net addict does. Bought it off the net. $350 later and its all ordered and I will probably beat the jersey home. I realised once I bought this though that I have spent a HELL of a lot of money on this trip. But part of me doesn’t care. I had not even touched the $25k that i put aside of Grandma’s money for this trip. So in honour of her (see previous posts) I am finishing this tour all out (i’ll get to this soon).
Saw my first Broadway Musical on wednesday night. The only tickets I could get was Legally Blonde (which means i will be flying to Melbourne for a weekend to see Spamalot I guess). It was not as bad as I expected. Lots of hot girls wearing very tight clothing dancing round on stage. What more could a male want!
My final day in New York was spent doing my optionals and some more general sightseeing. I visited Foley Square (where they tape the outside court scenes for Law & Order) and I was going to go find 1PP (One Police Plaza) but couldn’t remember where it was. I had lunch at the Carnegie Deli. Now this place is apparently an Institution for anyone in search of good food. This place piled the food up high. Higher than anywhere I have ever seen. I decided to skip a sandwhich and go for a Tuna Melt (one of those famous american things you always hear about). It was HUGE! I made it through one half and a bit but it was DAMN good. Worth every cent (the food was not cheap but it was DAMN good). Finished up my final night in New York dressed up with all of the beautiful girls enjoying a good night out on the town. We hit a bar in the lower east side which was just very very unusual but I was so tired I went home early (around midnight).
Now that I am on my marathon journey home I am going to enjoy it in Business Class. I could of had it the whole way through but American Airlines cancelled their flight to LAX so they bumped everyone to my flight sadly. It was very very crap. I had a shitty flight with UA. The leg room was good but some wanker spilt an entire glass of red wine all over my pants (they need a wash anyway but thats beside the point). Thankfully he gave me $20 to cover cleaning costs. Once I got to LA, I was fed up with the whole economy thing and decided to hit them up for an Upgrade. I didn’t care about the costs as I wanted to enjoy the end of this trip rather than being grumpy. So I spent the $4000 USD to upgrade and I am now talking to you live from the Air New Zealand Lounge in LAX.
Currently waiting for Amy to get in off her flight so I can tell her to come up and join me and then we can both spend some time just wishing this trip would not end. 30 Days of travelling so far, 23 States, A lot of money, 2 days where I did NOT drink, and a hell of a lot of brain cells and liver function killed along the way.
Time of my LIFE!
Current Location: Los Angeles Airport (LAX) – Terminal 2 – Air New Zealand Lounge.