Off to the west coast

Four hours after going to sleep, I was awake again. Foolishly I had booked my flight from Orlando for 7am, without thinking about what that would mean in terms of getting to the airport in the wee hours of the morning. A shuttle bus was coming at 3.30am, and fortunately …

US archives

This was my last day in DC. My flight out was scheduled for 5.55pm so I had some time to enjoy DC for a little bit longer. Julie and I both wanted to visit the Archive of the United States of America so we went there after breakfast and check …

Segway through DC

We stayed at an Embassy Suites hotel in DC. This is the same chain we stayed with in Chicago, which meant breakfast was included. Breakfast in this hotel was a lot less busy, so there were less queues and it was much more peaceful. We had booked a segway tour …

Statue of Liberty

We were out quite late the night before so we had a later start this morning. After a leisurely breakfast, Julie and I arrived at the Staten Island ferry terminal about 12pm and just missed the boat. The next was at 12.30, so we waited at the terminal. The ferry …

Thursday

To start of this post, here’s a couple of photos of our apartment from the outside. The bay window on the top left is our living room, which is on level 4 of the building. The actual entrance to the building is slightly lower than the footpath. It’s a nice …