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North America » United States » Florida » Tallahassee August 31st 2013

Washington DC as the US capital has lots of government buildings, national institutions and shrines- it has some similarities to Canberra but on a bigger scale. The highlight for me was attending the 50th anniversary of the Martin Luther King's march and famous speech - President Obama spoke at the ceremony as did former presidents Clinton and Bush- I was there from 12 noon to 3 pm along with 100,000 people - I was about 1 mile away from where Obama spoke on the steps of the Lincoln memorial but there were big screens and speakers about the place - it is interesting that the event was co-ordinated by the National Parks and Special Services- I bought a tee shirt as a memento of the occasion. I also visited the various memorials in Washington and traveled ... read more
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North America » United States » Florida » Tallahassee May 16th 2013

Day 13 May 16, 2013 Because I went to bed so early I woke up at 3:30 and decided to get up and have a nice leisurely morning. Then I looked at the map and realized that I was two hours south of Tampa and if I didn’t get past before rush hour, I would be stuck in traffic all morning. So I left at 5:15 and made it past Tampa without too much trouble. The weather was good, nice and cool and it was nice watching the sun come up. That is such a peaceful time of the day, even if you are tooling down the road at 72.5 mph on a Goldwing. I had planned on stopping in St Petersburg to see the Dali museum, but it would have delayed my trip by almost ... read more

North America » United States » Florida » Tallahassee March 25th 2013

10:45pm 68*, welcome to Florida!! about an hour outside of Tallahassee o on route 10. Another night in the van and will find a place to set up camp in the am. "Ignite your sense of adventure" Dove travel candy. Re- Posting our first entry, not sure what happens to it!...we are on the road!! We both left a few tears behind in Somersworth as we pulled away- this is such an amazing experience. We officially put the For Sale sign on the front lawn and pulled out at 10:23am- hoping to piggy back driving duty and get as far south as we can with a destination of the Florida Gulf coast. (current location- Delaware Memorial Bridge with Jo behind the wheel and Kona snoring in the back seat, 8:00pm).... read more

North America » United States » Florida » Tallahassee February 28th 2012

We started early today..far earlier than yesterday, good thing too.It turns out we needed all day to drive. I will advise the following is not a narrative. It is not completely in order.. We were out the door of the hotel by 8:00, we gassed up and headed a few exits down the highway to find breakfast. We went to “Waffle House”, the ubiquitous southern early morning, full-menu eatery. It was quite satisfactory. Prior to returning to the road we programmed GPS’s and got a clear picture of what we had to accomplish. Seven hundred forty seven miles from breakfast to bed. We started with sunny skies which soon deteriorated into leaden overcast which chased us with showers most of the rest of the way to Jacksonville. We had a brief break the last 20 miles ... read more

North America » United States » Florida » Tallahassee January 27th 2012

Yet another travelling day. They get really draining, however with the sleep deprivation that comes with Contiki, it is becoming increasingly easy to sleep on the coach. Today was a pretty long day, split up by a few short stops just for lunch and drinks. For dinner we went to Applebee's, which is a chain American restaurant. It wasnt too bad, but they had 2 for 1 drinks deals which alot of people took full advantage of, me not being one of them (seriously, I didnt want a big night). After dinner we went to a place called Pockets, which as you guessed is a pool hall. But it was so much more than that, they also had mini bowling lanes, ping pong and beer pong. I got to play my first ever game of beer ... read more
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North America » United States » Florida » Tallahassee May 21st 2011

Hotel Problems.. Gold members of Residence Inn, Marriott should really be getting better service than what was experienced in Tallahassee! We checked in at 7pm and housekeeping were still cleaning rooms, normal check in time is 3pm, so whats going on? An apology would have smoothed things over but instead the receptionist was rude and aggresive! So Jenni had to remind her who the customer is and that it's not the customer's fault for checking into a hotel... we then left and found another Residence Inn 3miles down the road... Most of us slept ok, but for the driver and navigator it was Hell-Hotel! Children running up and down the passages, people talking and smoking under their bedroom window, this all at 12:30am and the reception guy didn't give two hoots! But later in the day ... read more
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North America » United States » Florida » Tallahassee November 24th 2010

You guys have absolutely got to see this! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GON34rCxpvk So, since I now am planning a wedding and will be moving to England afterwards, my blog has taken a new direction. "The Future Ex-pat" - Please follow it: http://thefakesarah.blogspot.com/ ***** You can find me on Twitter: @TheFakeSarah ... read more

North America » United States » Florida » Tallahassee October 2nd 2010

Thanks for sticking with me through this guys... but since I'm not really travelling (well at least not to any interesting places) much anymore I thought it more appropriate to do a regular blog. Please follow me! http://thefakesarah.blogspot.com/ Also follow me on twitter: TheFakeSarah over and out.... read more

North America » United States » Florida » Tallahassee August 24th 2010

as represented by 100 different Chinese characters. You can buy it on a scroll in China. It was on my list but I couldn't find it what with all the 100 ways of finding happiness in completing my family. The first night we were home, we started to see tiny pieces of Jin's history emerge. He couldn't figure out how to navigate the step in our living room, which means that he'd never gone up stairs before. He immediately climbed aboard the train we have that you sit on and wheel around the room, which means that he'd been on something similar before. In the morning, I gave him his first breakfast in the U.S. - formula and pumpkin and banana and almond butter baby oatmeal. It is a week now that we are home. Jin ... read more
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North America » United States » Florida » Tallahassee July 29th 2010

Agnes, Crenshaw, Lord Farquad, Jheff, and The Kraken converge at the new apartment (for the first time!) in Tallahassee before continuing on to the ATL to see Precious work it out with Carolina Crown. We thought it would be appropriate to show Emily and Jheff a campus adventure in true trifecta style...much mischief ensued. ... read more
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