They crossed the Hudson at Albany, New York to a cheering crowd and met up with reporters and Mrs. Horatio Jackson in Peekskill, NY. They drove into Manhattan at 4:30 in the morning on July 26th. The trip took 63 days, 23 hours, and 30 minutes. Horatio, Crocker, and Bud were the toast of town. The story took on epic proportions in the newspapers.