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North America » United States » New York » New York » Manhattan July 2nd 2014

Bit of a sleep in this morning. Slept with the blinds open in our bedroom so we could look at the lights of the tall buildings - nice way to go to sleep and wake up but the sun was bit bright so blinds shut for rest of sleep in...... Finally up and breakfast in the room, shopping at the little deli next door helped. Nice to cook toast and vegemite our way, especially a cup of tea for Chris made her way. Shower was good and all the kitchen amenities are also good, apartment gets tick of approval. Decide to make today a shopping day - yay.... Off we go, also decide that we wil do a broadway show as well so find our way to one of the suggested theatres and get in a ... read more

North America » United States July 1st 2014

On Sunday, I paid a visit to the Whitney museum to see the last exhibition it will host before it moves downtown. Jeff Koons is pretty famous in the art world but, New York in particular reveres him. It's an interesting dichotomy, as he is the most expensive artist in the world, the orange dog a part of the celebration collection went for $58.4 million, exceeding it's estimate of $35-55 million. Yet, before the art went under the gavel it was on display on the streets of New York for a month for any Tom to take a photo of it, with it etc. This is one the best modern art exhibitions I've been to. The two floors dedicated to the artwork from easy fun and celebration were happy hormone inducing. Enjoy...... read more
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A visit to San Francisco is not complete without a ride down Lombard Street (the world-famous crooked street). Earlier we walked down it, but today as we departed for Santa Cruz we decided to put caution to the wind and ride the roller coaster! I don't know who was more scared "me" (the driver) or the walkers as they jumped out of our way. Before cruising the coast, we decided to drop in on a few old friends as we made our way out of San Francisco...Mrs Doubtfire (Robin Williams movie) and the Tanner family (Full House TV show)! Unfortunately, they were not there...but we enjoyed seeing their homes and knocking at their door! On our way, we stopped here and there along the coast... Land's End is at the mouth of the Golden Gate, this ... read more
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Walking Lombard
Mrs Doubtfire's House

North America » United States July 1st 2014

Heute nach dem Frühstück um 08.00 h den Shuttle-Bus geentert und zum Sunset-Point gefahren. Dort zuerst den unglaublichen Ausblick auf die bizarren Felsformationen genossen und dann einen kombinierten Trail zum Boden des Canyons hinuntergestiegen. Da wir relativ früh da sind hält sich der Besucherstrom noch in Grenzen. Nach jeder Kurve bietet sich erneut ein grandioser Blick auf die unglaublichen Formen und Farben des Canyons. Immer wieder zückt man den Fotoaparat und versucht das Unmögliche festzuhalten und macht natürlich viel zu viele Fotos... Glück im Unglück ist mein Akku des Fotoapparates unten im Canyon leer. Macht nichts - so habe ich mehr Musse mich auf die Landschaft zu konzentrieren. Nach dem Trail fahren wir zurück zum Campingplatz, geniessen das kühle Wasser des Pools und machen es uns dann auf einem Liegestuhl gemütlich. Kommt uns schon fast wie ... read more
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North America » United States » Washington » Fall City July 1st 2014

today grizz and i got up and reconnected the drive shaft to the jeep. afterwards we went into issaquah and got new prepaid phones at teh fred meyer. fortunately we found a great deal on some tracphones....5 bucks a piece with charges included!! awesome.... afterward we went to the post office to get a po box so we can have a local address....of course ya need a bill sent to your current local address....no worries we figure our hosts family here (the fab robert and crystal) will have some ideas on what to do..so we pushed aside the stress and worry of that and put our faith in things will work out....this isnt indiana anymore so we are sure it will. to feel better about that annoyance we went literally..LITERALLY..down the road to where they filmed ... read more
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PAGE FIVE Tuesday 1st July We have enjoyed staying at Ukiah, it has been very hot and we have made good use of the pool.The temperature drops sharply as we leave, we stop in Santa Rosa to have a look around and we buy a small present for Mycroft! There are lots of Jacaranda trees and with the car windows open there is a faint smell of aniseed from the fennel growing at the roadside.We stop in Novato for lunch and it is a really lovely place, very pretty with some wonderful shops and restaurants. It is very hot and sunny again and we visit the Whole Food Market which is enormous, lots of food to taste although we only buy peaches and cherries. After an al fresco lunch George buys me a lovely silk dress ... read more
San Francisco
San Francisco
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North America » United States July 1st 2014

Hüt am Morge sin mir inere feine Bäckerei go Gipfeli und Kaffi hole und drmit zrugg ins Motel und vor dr Fernseh... So hän mir wenigstens die 1. Halbzyt vom Match Schwiiz gege Argentinie könne luege. Und was mir gseh hän, het uns sehr gfalle! Am liebschte hätte mir no witer gluegt, aber do mir no 4h Fahrt vor uns gha hän, sin mir denn ufbroche. Voller Ungeduld hän mir immer wieder ufs Natel gluegt, wo mir via SMS uf em Laufende ghalte worde sin. Und chum hän mir erfahre, as es e Verlängerig git, hän mir au kei Netz meh gha... Kei guets Omen... Und wo mir nach knapp ere Stund wieder Empfang gha hän, hän mir erfahre, as d'Schwiizer zwar sehr guet gspielt hän, aber trotzdem 0:1 verlore hän. Schad! So sin mir denn ... read more
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Swimming pool
It's selfie-time ;-)

North America » United States » Montana » Whitefish July 1st 2014

Two days before departure and preparations are well in-hand. Briefly, here are the bare-bones of our North America trip: On Tuesday (01July) we're on a flight (BA) to London. We change at Heathrow and then join AA for their flight to Vancouver, Canada. Four Days relaxing in Vancouver then (5July) we fly to Kalispell, Montana via Seattle. Jen is on the Lynn Erickson 'Concept Based Education and Instruction' certification training course at Grouse Mountain Lodge, Whitefish, Montana. We have a couple of days extra in Whitefish before we board Amtrak's 'Empire Builder' for the 7 hour journey to Leavenworth, Washington State (mock Bavarian township). After two days relaxing in the Rocky Mountains in Leavenworth, Worthos we are back onboard Empire Builder (18July) for the 4 hour run into Seattle. We are looking forward to four days ... read more

North America » United States » Missouri » Wentzville July 1st 2014

Monday, 30 June, 2014 This was to be our last day in Custer. A quick trip to get the camper repaired, then a visit to Jewel Cave, back in time for Sean to swim at the campground, then the turn for home tomorrow. It didn't quite turn out that way. I mentioned the rough roads due to construction once we neared Custer on Saturday afternoon. Once we got set up at the campground, we realized something was terribly wrong. Somehow we had lost the hub and the bearings off one wheel of the camper. We were lucky we hadn't lost the whole wheel while bouncing through the wilds of western South Dakota. We knew there was nothing we could do about the damage until the repair shop opened for business on Monday morning, so we went ... read more
Badlands NP
Badlands NP
Badlands NP

North America » United States » New York » New York » Manhattan July 1st 2014

Up early again for our trip back to NYC. Out the front and no car - valet asks if we had rung down and I explained that we had organised with the desk last night to have it here at 0830. Apologies and off they go to get cars. They park them across the road at the other Marriott hotel. Finally get car at 0850, instructions on how to get across the river and gone. This time we get into a queue that looks small - wrong - the car 2 in front seems to be taking forever to get through. Then the customs dude gets out of his box and points the car to the car park and tells the driver to go inside - hmmmmm. Finally our turn and pull up at the window, ... read more




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