US diAry Entry 10 – Day 5

Not much to report for the last day in New York. After a 5am wake up and 6am breakfast, the shuttle bus arrived after 7am to take us to Newark Airport.

After witnessing how New York traffic operates, I won’t complain about Sydney and Brisbane traffic for a long time. Our driver was an absolute nutbag! Squeezing a van through a narrow gap between a dump truck and a coach looked near impossible, but he did it… while hurling abuse at the bus driver. If the shuttle cut someone else off, he’d shrug it off.

We arrived at Newark, and trying to check in, we realized we were at the incorrect terminal, which was on the other side of the airport. After dropping our bags at the check in, the monorail ride to the correct terminal had a resemblance to Tron, with the windows rimmed with blue and red neon lighting. Our flight was packed with kids, so we scored the exit row seats. My long legs can stretch!

The in-flight entertainment wasn’t too shabby, until after 20 mins, they asked for $. Austin Powers, anyone?

As we touched down, we were trying to find a taxi, when a guy runs up and grabs Reece’s bags. I turn around to chase him, then discover it was the taxi driver himself. Embarrassed much?

Welcome to Orlando! Complete wet!

We arrive at 3pm to Universal, and we stroll around CityWalk. Themed restaurants and cinemas surround us.

We can’t investigate the theme parks until the next day, and with limited WiFi, there will be limited updates.

Here’s to 3 days at Universal!

Location:Hollywood Way,Orlando,United States