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  • Day31

    Day 31 - Whao-mart!

    October 8, 2016 in the United States

    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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  • Day1

    Ready to go

    June 28, 2016 in the United States

    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.

  • Day22

    New York State House at a sprint!

    August 16, 2016 in the United States

    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

    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.

  • Day56


    September 28, 2015 in the United States

    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.

  • Day31

    Alternative Kooperative

    May 13, 2015 in the United States

    In diesem Laden kann man vieles selbst abpacken; bis hin zu 32 verschiedenen Kaffeesorten. Und eine große Auswahl an Mehl...

    Was der Mensch nicht alles braucht als Gegenstück zum Fastfood.

You might also know this place by the following names:

Albany County, مقاطعة ألباني, Олбани, আলবেনী কাউন্টি, Condado de Albany, Albany maakond, Albany konderria, شهرستان آلبانی، نیویورک, Albanyn piirikunta, Comté d'Albany, Albany, okrug, Albany megye, Օլբանի շրջան, Contea di Albany, オールバニ郡, Albany Comitatus, Albany Kūn, Hrabstwo Albany, البنی کاؤنٹی, Comitatul Albany, Округ Олбани, Олбані, البانی کاؤنٹی, Quận Albany, Condado han Albany, 奧爾巴尼縣

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