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  • Day70


    June 12 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Eigentlich war die wichtigste Entscheidung in Albany für uns das abwiegen der Vor- und Nachteile eines kleinen Abstechers Richtung Boston: 4 Tage direkt nach NY entlang des Hudson Flusses oder 14 Tage mit erneuter Überquerung der Appalachen.
    Umso länger wir die beiden Möglichkeiten abwogen, stellte sich ein Gefühl von Geilheit ein. Diesmal war der Ursprung aber etwas tiefer zu suchen als sonst. Mit jeder Stunde Rast in Albany fühlten sich unsere Beine stärker an als jemals zuvor und so wurde unser Schicksal durch unsere Extremitäten entschieden.
    Albany beeindruckte uns durch koloniale Bauten und Regierungsgebäude und ein Indoor American Football Spiel. Letzteres kann man machen, wird man aber auch nicht wirklich vermissen.
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  • Day31

    Day 31 - Whao-mart!

    October 8, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 18 °C

    We awoke to the sound of rain against the window. Doh! We had managed to avoid a full day's rain since being in the States but today it arrived with a vengeance. It is a driving day which is handy although it would have been nice to see the vibrant colours of the changing season's trees without rain spattered windows. We still have plenty of time here in the East to see this annual marvel in more detail. A gentle reminder of our luck with the weather so far.

    We wanted a hearty breakfast that would lift the gloomy mood of perpetual drizzle. Alice searched for the nearest IHOP. We ordered large breakfasts that took a while to arrive. When the food arrived it was served with an ample side of apologies and it wasn't long before we felt full and content. IHOP just hits the spot, particularly on a wet weekend. The ultimate comfort food. We were now ready to embark on another six hour roadtrip.

    We have encountered many toll roads since Chicago and we decided to take the scenic and cheaper routes for all future journeys. The added benefit of these routes is seeing small town America close up. We pass though many small towns and villages that proudly display the stars and stripes and being this time of year, pumpkins too. I didn't realise how big a deal Halloween is here with the majority of houses having anything from a solitary pumpkin to a full-blown spooky scene with witches, ghosts, cats, lights and fake cobwebs. Some are particularly inventive with tombstones that have funny messages and skeletal hands on people's front lawns. In the supermarkets there are even Halloween cards. Happy Halloween! Driving through these towns there are also a lot of signs showing political support for a Presidential candidate, local DA or Senate Representative. It's noticeable how Republicans out number Democrats when it comes to showing political allegiance in these parts of the country.

    We arrived at our destination just outside Albany and quickly dropped our things off and went to get dinner. We had a noodle meal that was fast and healthy and then it was time to go to the biggest Walmart in the US. We were ready for this although it didn't look particularly big from the outside. We picked up a few items and the further we ventured inside the more disorientated we felt. We entered from what appeared to be the first floor, looked around, and descended to the basement floor and looked around. By the time we paid for our goods we left the store and were left staring at an unfamiliar carpark. We realised we were on the other side of the building and had exited from the basement floor. It was then easier to go back through the store, up the escalator and leave via the entrance we first come through. We could only assume that the building is on a slope as there are no steps obvious on either side of the building to explain why entering and leaving on different floors results in an outdoor carpark. I feel like I've now been inside an MC Escher drawing!

    We drove back to our hotel and gave the new kettle a test run. A movie, tea and cake were consumed before bed.

    Song of the Day:
    Walking on Sunshine (it may have been raining as we drove, but in our minds, we were walking on sunshine!)
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    Melissa Kitto

    You caught the remnants of a hurricane that's why there was so much rain!

  • Day1

    Ready to go

    June 28, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    We will be leaving the house and Luna behind in about an hour. The one advantage to going to Japan in the heat of summer is you don't need any bulky clothes. So we each have one small carry on wheelie that can fit under the seat, plus a personal item. An extra duffle squished into one of the bags will be available if we do a lot of shopping.Read more

    Laura Shore

    Looking forward to being computer free for three weeks!!


    Bon voyage!! I'm so happy you set this up and we can follow your adventures in Japan!!

    Leslie Lethridge

    There's an app for finding wi-fi in Japan.

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  • Day22

    New York State House at a sprint!

    August 16, 2016 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 25 °C

    Arriving into Albany the weather changed: from biblical heat we descended into biblical rain. We had enough change for 36 minutes of parking but as we parked directly outside the state house we figured that'd be fine...until Visitors Information told us there was an observation tower. Queue a sprint to one end of the underground concourse to go up the tower, before a returning sprint to see the House and Senate Chambers and making it back to the car in exactly 36 minutes. The state house was less showy than some, a bit like D.C. but in sandstone. Everything about the underground concourse however was very American - big, bold and calorific...including a Dunkin' Donuts inside the state legislature. Pretty sure there's a Dunkin' Donuts no more than 100 metres from you at all times in America.Read more

  • Day55

    Super moon

    September 27, 2015 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 12 °C

    Crystal and I went out for soft serve. The one I chose was huge. It made two meals, dessert and breakfast. We stayed up watching the big band theory until the lunar ellipse was visible. Then off to bed.Read more

  • Day56


    September 28, 2015 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    It was great staying with Crystal. It felt just like old times. We watched The Intern and went shopping. The most entertaining new thing to me was her cat. He just wanted to snuggle for days. He was constantly looking for attention, mostly from Crystal, but he settled for me when she wasn't around. It was really funny.Read more

  • Day1

    Albany, NY

    October 30, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 5 °C

    Premier jour froid et gris jusqu'à Plattsburgh. Vers 14h, après deux heures perdues à essayer d'avoir un plan de données chez Verizon qui finalement ne fonctionne pas avec mon téléphone, on reprend la route sous un ciel menaçant avec 5C et un peu déprimés. Mais après environ 30 minutes de route, gros ciel bleu et la température à tranquillement grimpé jusqu'à 11C. On est presque dans le Sud!! :)
    Pas de photos aujourd'hui.
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    Ana Cabrera

    Buen viaje!


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