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Coast to Coast (3) - Arrival in New York and start of the trip

Chevrolet Impala, rented car for the trip from Coast to Coast in the United States - Photo: Salvador Samaranch

Our coast to coast travel in the United States We started arriving very early to the airport of Barcelona, ​​to take the plane that takes us to the Newark airport in New York.

It was a quiet and punctual flight, and we arrived in Newark at 14 local hours, after eight and a half hours of flight.

After passing without problems the immigration controls, it's time to pick up the rental car, for which we take one of the automatic trains of the airport that takes us to the area of Rent a Car.


Motel in Edison on the coast-to-coast trip through the United States - Photo: Salvador Samaranch

After presenting the essential national driving license and the highly recommended international license, we go for the Chevrolet Impala We had booked in advance, an almost new, spacious, comfortable car with automatic transmission.

Of course, in the rental office they were surprised because we rejected a Honda, surely more reliable, but we wanted to drive an American car.

From the airport our route begins by going directly to a motel in the town of Edison. In Barcelona we only reserve the first three nights in the United States, the first two in Edison and the third in Lancaster.

The population of Edison owes its name to Thomas Alva Edison, who managed to maintain the incandescent light for the first time and, likewise, record the sound.


Motel in Edison on the coast-to-coast trip through the United States - Photo: Salvador Samaranch

Around 4:15 pm we arrived at the hotel. The hotel is managed by Hindus, who seem to be acquiring hotel franchises from the various motel chains.

Once installed in the hotel room, and after seeing the semifinal of the Soccer World Cup between Spain and Germany, we went to a nearby shopping center, where to make a first purchase in the Supermarket.

We are surprised by the very good presentation of fruits and vegetables. As we could see throughout the trip, the fresh produce section is always very careful, very well presented, which makes fruits and vegetables very appetizing.


Edison's corner on the coast-to-coast trip through the United States - Photo: Salvador Samaranch

After dine at a restaurant of the chain Muscle Maker Grill, at 20 hours we were already stretched in bed. For us it was 2 in the morning. Now Aurora is already sleeping soundly.

He air conditioner It makes a lot of noise, but fatigue can do more and we can reconcile the dream easily. On the outside it is very hot, also humid, with a temperature that should be around 37º.

End of the first day where everything went well, we have reached the beginning of our dream. We will be a couple of nights in this hotel and we have a backpack full of illusions, projects, plans and we are open to new experiences.

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