Sunday, November 13, 2011

Day 16

Day 16 (29th Sept)..

Destination....HOME :(  We packed up our gear, left our hotel and headed for the airport..

USA was just amazing.  I can't believe just how much I loved it.   I think we better start saving for our next trip...

Thanks for coming along for the ride :)


GOD BLESS AMERICA !!

Day 15

Day 15 (28th Sept)

Today we jumped on a bus and travelled to Yosemite National Park  It took about 3-4 hrs to get there.

Yosemite is out of this world, it really is spectacular...






At Yosemite National park we saw wild deer, and lots of squirrels, there are also black bears there... but we didn't see one the day we were there.  I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing? !

Another day in California
x

Friday, November 4, 2011

Day 14

Day 14 (27th September 2011)

"THE ROCK" (Alcatraz)



The cell house...we had an audio guide as we walked around.  We listened to guards and former inmates, it was very interesting and a little creepy at the same time..


This is the shower block... ewww


and this is what the cells look like.. not a lot of room in there..


..this is the view from Alcatraz looking back towards San Fran..


After our tour at Alcatraz we went to Muir Woods...where all the gorgeous red wood trees are..




its such a pretty place.. and the trees are unbelievably high..

..a chipmunk in real life..



That's all for today.. thanks for calling in..

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Day 13

Day 13 (26th Sept) San Francisco



The houses (Alamo square) above are in San Francisco.. they were used in the t.v. series Full House


The famous Golden Gate Bridge... was just awesome, I loved the mist (it added lots of character for my photos).

We got to walk most of the way over the bridge and back (they were doing maintenance at the other end of the bridge).  



This is San Fran living up to it's "hilly" reputation..




We walked and walked and walked up lots and lots of hills to take a photo of this...
...the "Mrs Doubtfire house"



This is the worlds most crooked street... cars were queueing up the top just to drive down it..



This (the building to the left) is the Trans America building (the tallest building in San Francisco, standing 853feet tall).



Of course riding the famous cable car's is a must in San Fran.. the kids loved standing on the side and going for a ride.


This is Pier 39, this pier has lots of restaurants, rides, shops and is also famous for the sea lions that live there too.





Our  trip has almost come to an end... only a couple more posts to go.. :(

Thanks for stoppin' by x

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Day 12

where was I ?...

Day 12 (25th Sept)

We headed to the airport this morning bound for San Francisco..

Our flight from DC to SF took approx 5 hours.

Our hotel was right on Fisherman's Wharf..

That island in the background is .... ALCATRAZ.


This is clam chowder.. an American dish.. Craig absolutely loved it.  I didn't !!


The characters you meet...

Fisherman's Wharf...


The seagulls in SF are on steroids I'm sure.. look at the size of them ..



Thanks for calling in
x

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Day 11

Day 11 (24th Sept)

More super impressive buildings in DC..

This is not the White House.. some people think of this building when they think of the White house..

This is the US Capitol building... the meeting place for congress.



This is the White House...


and so is this....(this is the south view)


This is the Pentagon.. it is huge and of course you don't get the pentagon shaped view from the grounds perspective.


Here is the US Capitol again..


We had a night tour of all the gorgeous buildings lit up..

Here is the Washington Monument...


Thanks for calling in
x

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Day 10

Day 10 (23rd Sept)

Today we said Goodbye to New York.. Went to the gorgeous Penn Train Station bound for Washington DC.

The train trip was great, we had awesome seats and great views out the window.  It took about 3 hrs to get to DC.

This is Union Train Station in DC.. honestly the train stations in America are aweseome.


This is the Washington monument.  This was built in memory of George Washington, the first President of the Unidted States.



Then we walked to the World War II memorial..


This speaks for itself....



Then we walked to the Lincoln Memorial, Here is a large statue of Abraham Lincoln (the 16th President).  It is very very impressive.




Then we walked across the Potomac River to Arlinton Cemetery..

This is the grave site of John F. Kennedy (the 35th President)  His wife Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis is burried along side him.


It was a very very wet day in DC.. but it didn't stop us one bit.
DC is such a regal place, very clean, very pretty, not a lot of people there and the buildings and monuments are amazing.  We found all the American people to be super friendly and very helpful !!  A guy even offered us his own umbrella in the pouring rain in DC... awww :)

That's about all for today folks
x

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Day 9

Day 9 (22nd Sept)

Today we got the subway uptown and had breaky here..

The famous Seinfeld Diner..


Craig is a big fan of the show...


Then we went shopping at the famous Macy's.. here they have a floor dedicated to...

..Christmas..


While walking back to our hotel, we bumped into this guy....

..Samuel L. Jackson.  He was coming out of a theatre near Broadway..



NYC almost over... :(

Monday, October 10, 2011

Day 8

Day 8 (21st Sept)

This is F.A.O. Schwarz..(toy shop in NY)  It is the New York equivalent to Hamley's in London.

Anyone recognise the piano from a movie staring Tom Hanks ??



Our next stop was the amazing Central Park.. Along the side of Central Park is the Dakota Building..

.. This is where the murder of John Lennon took place..


The "Imagine" memorial is in Central Park, just across the road from the Dakota building..

We hired bikes for a couple of hours while we were in Central Park... It's soooooo big, this was a more productive way of getting around..

The park is just unbelievable... It is so hard to picture yourself being in the middle of New York while you are in the park - it is really peaceful.. it's just beautiful.





ME x

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