You can tell something is important and exciting when even Mike is ready and waiting at 7am
Yup… we’ve finally started the adventure, and headed to the U.S. to kick start the first leg of the tour!!
We gathered the whole team at Heathrow airport and then split… Some of the team headed directly to L.A. to get things setup for our arrival later in the week, whilst the four of us boarded a plane to New York City to prepare to launch #LostandHungry on The TODAY Show on Thursday.
Anyone who has been with us for a while knows that our greatest weakness when travelling is Mike… So we were massively surprised when we only lost him once! Unfortunately for us it was just as the plane was boarding, but he eventually turned up looking as calm and casual as ever.
Once boarded, Ben made his usual run to the toilet to get changed into a tracksuit – I’ve no idea where he thought he was going to run on the plane, but he insisted it was comfortable so after laughing at him for a few minutes we let him get on with it.
And so ensued 7.5 hours of questionable film choices on the in-flight entertainment, funny smells emitting from Barry’s seat, and lots of free food and drink!
We finally arrived to find that New York had been engulfed in rain, clouds and fog… The usual view of ever-growing skyscrapers as you make your way into the city by taxi masked by the over-bearing colour of grey.
We made our way to our apartment in Chelsea, dropped our bags and instantly went back out to explore the local area… A quick stroll through Chelsea Market to wave at the YouTube Space and take in the amazing food smells before settling on a quiet restaurant in the Meat Packing District for what felt like our third dinner of a very long day! Conversation skipped between how tired we were, what time it was back home and how much we were looking forward to getting everything started for the tour.
And then it was bed… Tuesday is all about prepping for The TODAY Show, finding a place for a potential meetup before we leave NYC, and making the final checks before heading to L.A. on Thursday afternoon!
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