USA 2013

29 posts

Exloring San Francisco

After an early night and a decent sleep in, I was feeling more energetic today. My throat was still a bit sore, and my nose a little snuffly, but not enough to stop me from going out and exploring San Francisco. I started the day with breakfast back at the […]

Off to the west coast

Four hours after going to sleep, I was awake again. Foolishly I had booked my Jettly 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 […]

Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Today was the big day!  I was off to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. The park opens at 9am, and I’d already purchased and printed my ticket.  I’d heard that lines often start quite early, so I wanted to get there nice and early. The hotel I was staying […]

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 […]

Spies, American Indians and astronauts

When we set out today, we were planning to go back to the Space and Air Museum, but on the way we came across the Spy Museum so stopped there first. It was a lot of fun! We started off playing a 1 hour game. There were just over 10 […]

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 […]

Farewell New York

It was our last day in New York. Azuo crept out at 6am because she had an early flight on to Montreal. Julie and I could sleep in a little later because we still had the whole day ahead of us. Our official check out time was 10am but we […]

Brooklyn and the rain

Since we had so much time in New York, we wanted to visit Brooklyn at some point. There’s a food market there on Sundays so we decided today was a good day to go. The only problem? It had decided to seriously rain. I had packed a light rain coat […]

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 […]