Thursday, December 30, 2004

Back from the US

Well I'm back in Sydney and back at work.

Happy about the first, and while not exactly happy about the second, then at least content.

We had a great time in the USofA and I'll post bit-by-bit of what we did over there, sort of a post-travel set of posts. And I'll start uploading my photos to flickr soon. I only took 648 photos overall (!!), mind you, a significant percentage of photos were taken of the aircraft at the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum in New York.

Looking back at the previous post of what we planned to do and what we achieved, I reckon we did pretty well, in what we saw and experienced, the parts of the country we saw, and the people we met.

More to come soon.

Saturday, December 04, 2004

And away we go

We're off to the USA today. Three weeks of travel that'll include Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New Orleans, New York, and San Francisco. I'm very much looking forward to it.

We haven't really planned a great deal of what we'll do when we get there. Maybe some of:
  • Meeting Paul and Roz in LA. Possibly Disneyland, definitely take a couple of pictures of the "Hollywoodland" sign. Maybe Venice Beach, Santa Monica Pier. I imagine the Chick will want to do the Rodeo Drive shopping thing.
  • Watch Ali pour hundreds of dollars down the slot machines at Vegas. I'm not really into the whole gambling thing. We were going to do a helipcopter ride over Vegas at night.
  • Jazz in New Orleans. Three nights of it. Cool!
  • Everything in New York. As much as we can anyway. Try not to get mugged, though I reckon it may be New Orleans where we are the least safe as far as that is concerned.
  • Stay at Paul and Roz's place in San Francisco. Bridge, Rock and Wharf, of course. Hopefully a winery tour in Napa or Sonoma Valley. One definite is meeting Sima in Burlingame for a beer, as he'll be travelling through US at the sme time as us.
  • Lazy drive down the coast on US 1. Perhaps check out the Hearst Castle and B&B in Cambria.
We arrive back on Christmas Eve. My kids are coming around as soon as I get in and we'll be able to decorate the flat for Christmas. That'll be interesting to say the least. Naturally I'll be keen as to see the children, but not sure how I'll deal with their energy when I've got a galloping case of jet-lag.