We made it! But only just!
Tired and delirious was probably the best way to describe the mood of the crew. It was around 1am when we arrived in NYC. But we had made it through the week! From LA to NYC – five cities in five days. There was a real sense of achievement amongst the crew. I was amazed we did this many flights with so many people and so much luggage and we didn’t lose anyone, or any bags! The weather crew did miss their flight from Orlando to NYC so they had to reschedule and arrive the morning of the show - but that was the only flight missed!
We were so excited to be in NYC that we didn’t go to bed as soon as we got to our hotel.. and over a 3:00am snack at a 24 hour diner, Kochie, Sam, Beretts and the gang plotted the next big mission. (Nat had gone to get some beauty sleep!). What could we do next?
Despite looking ahead, we had one more show. And this time, we were out of the blazing sun and in an air-conditioned studio. Studio 1A at NBC – the home of our sister show Today. (Ironic isn’t it?) Most of the Aussie crew on this trip were real TV nerds – so there was a sense of feeling overwhelmed at being inside the studio we’d been watching over the years. This was the big time! NBC Today at Rockefeller! It didn’t get much better than this. And our very own Cash Cow was a huge hit. The NBC American crew ended up taking photos with her! They thought she was the best thing ever! I suspect they may be getting a cash cow soon.
So many Aussies turned up throughout the week on the road - I must say that was one of the highlights for me. We love your dedication. Thank you so much for watching too back home. The ratings showed us that you loved it! We are so proud to make this show for all of you. What a week!
Here’s to the next Sunrise Road Trip!!