You guys helped us out with suggestions for our trip to the "Big Apple" and USMMA... so here's an update: (I will do this in stages, since we did so much) Driving 12 hours, and seeing the skyline for the first time... Wow! Then pulling up to the Lincoln Tunnel and paying $13 to cross... what? Combat driving in NYC... there is no nice way to do it. Don't expect to be waved into an opening, you have to take it! And... what's with people blocking the intersections during red lights with traffic stopped, resulting in jamming up the people that finally get a green light. Lots of horn honking... I got the hang of it. Times Square... Cool! Saw batman, Spiderman, a unicorn, and about 20 other interesting characters. I was warned... "New Yorkers are snobby, don't look them in the eye. If you do they'll know you're a tourist, because New Yorkers don't do that... You'll get mugged!" Hogwash! Everyone we encountered was nice as could be. Cheerful and helpful. Lots of good folks. So that was day 1... I'll let y'all know more later!