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Hello USA – Day 32

What a great way to spend our last day in NYC. We spend the day exploring The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.  It was great to see a well maintained musuem ship, submarine, and spacecraft up close, along with all the cinteresting content inside of each item.   I had...

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My dear Fitbit – it's over!

I have owned a Fitbit Charge HR for over a year now.  I purchased it from Warehouse Stationery (since they happily beat Harvey Norman’s price by about 20%). It has functioned really well, doing most things exactly the way I thought it should. I had a couple of doubts,...

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Hello USA – Day 30-31

United Nations We had a one hour guided tour of the UN in NYC.  Was really interesting to see various councils.  A good mix of people on tour, one lady even started having a go at tour guide about how the UN wasn't doing enough in the world! The Metropolitan Museum of...

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Hello USA – Day 29

What a great day today - we visited the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Probably one of the only moments in my life where I can honestly say I felt chilled to the very core after visiting it. One thing I never realised (probably since I wasn't alive then) was that in 1993 the...

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Hello USA – Day 28

I ❤️ N.Y.   This phrase, seen on almost every corner in the tourist center - Times Square was orginally designed as a short marketing campaign in the 60s.  Now it is heavily protected by trademark laws. Times Square is a somewhat chaotic advertising filled tourist...

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Hello USA – Day 21-27

Seattle was a super nice change from San Francisco, and was a cool place to be for New Years. We did a day trip to Vancouver, which made me want to see a lot more of Vancouver at some stage in my life!     The Boeing Factory in Seattle was our reason for Seattle, but...

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Hello USA – Day 16-20

San Francisco Christmas Day in San Francisco was a tad surreal, and we wandered up to Coit Tower (walking over 15km!), and then to Pier 39.  It was a strange feeling as at Pier 39, a tourist hotspot, things just carried on like any other day. The Golden Gate Bridge,...

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Hello USA – Day 12 – 15

Queen Mary in Long Beach, then the USS Iowa. I was a tad sad about the poor condition of the Queen Mary! The USS Iowa was a great example of love and hard work - we really enjoyed exploring the ship. Magic Mountain Magic Mountain was good fun - if not a tad scary...

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Hello USA – Day 11

Today, I had all my childhood dreams fulfilled at Disney Land in LA! Disney Land was better than I expected, and wait times in lines were not too bad.

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Hello USA – Day 8 – 10

Hoover Dam, Gordon Ramseys Irish Pub, Victorville Bone Yard, Farmers Market in La Brea, and the Hollywood Sign.  (Too lazy to write. Pictures are cooler). I never realised that the power from Hoover Dam was only a...

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