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Jul 2, 2008 - Washington, DC
Met the NxStage area rep, Jeff Grover at the Dialysis Center in Beltsville, MD and it was just 5 miles from the RV park that I had already arranged. I did a treatment in the coach at the center and had another great day! At first since the clinic was so close, I debated with myself if I should just catch a cab and go over and see the patients but I decided the machine was already set up in the coach and I ‘unhooked’ the lines and took the coach. My internet connection here at the RV park is very spotty and SLOW! I want to get the updates in...Jump to full entry
Jul 1, 2008 - Train Tickets
In the midst of studying for the bar exam, we have secured train tickets from Moscow to Irkutsk. We couldn't get tickets yet from Irkutsk to Vladivostok because our options were limited seeing as how it is more than 45 days before we'd be hopping on the train from Irkutsk to the other cities on our list. Anywho, here is our current itinerary that we worked out through a Russian Travel Agency with the silliest name ever: Svezhy Veter. All the times for our trains are listed Moscow time. Local time, where different from Moscow, is listed in...Jump to full entry
Jun 25, 2008 - George
I set off bright an early eastbound along highway 33 and head back to the Skyline Highway. This highway cuts right through the Appalachian Mountains and I enter the park. From there I climb again to about 1,000 metres as both the Skyline and Blue Ridge roads essentially flow over the top of the mountains. The speed limit is 60 kph due to the deer’s that suddenly appear in the middle of the road when I turn a sharp corner. Some just stand there and gaze at me and some race beside me and I don’t know whether they will dart in front of me. But...Jump to full entry
Jun 25, 2008 - Miami to Washington by the slowest train in existence!
We arrived at the Amtrak station at 6.45am and waited for the station to open, only to find out the train wasn't till 8.40am, Doh! Sat in the waiting lounge drinking free apple juice and chatting to some friendly americans waiting for the same train. The next 23 hours were some of the worst we have ever experienced! The train was constantly rocking from side to side (Matt - Often faster than it was moving forward!) and stopping at every hick town between Miami and DC. Despite this the first 8 hours seemed to pass reasonably easily, but...Jump to full entry
Jun 18, 2008 - Visiting george dubya bush land!
woke up nice and early, and headed for breakfast at denny's across the parking lot. the portions are HUGE here in the US. dont think either of us have finished a meal yet. we head off for washington DC the interstate 95 seems to just be sidelined by trees the whole way. so te only time we really get to see stuff is when we pull off into a particular town. arrived in washington about 2pm. nowhere to really park so we found a shopping centre to leave the car and caught the trai into the city. headed straight to the white house. very touristy....Jump to full entry
Jun 13, 2008 - Washington
Freitag der 13. Juni 2008 Heute machen wir unsere letzte Besichtigung in Washington. Wir fahren mal wieder mit den oeffentlichen Verkehrsmitteln ins Post Museum. Nach einem Mittagessen in der Union Station (Bahnhof mit Restaurants und Boutiqen) machen wir uns frisch gestaerkt auf den Weg ins Museum. Dort werden wir um Jahrzehnte zurueck versetzt wo man noch mit Pferden die Post von einer Stadt in die andere gebracht hat, bis zum heutigen Jahrhundert wo alles per Flugzeug, LKW und Auto verteilt wird. Eine absolut beeindruckende Stadt!!!!!Jump to full entry
Jun 12, 2008 - Zurueck in Washington
Hurra heute ist Donnerstag der 12. Juni 2008 Wieder ein interessanter Tag. Wir fahren heute ins Luft und Raumfahrt Museum. Dieses 2-stoeckige Gebaeude beinhaltet saemtliche Formen des Fliegens und der Raumfahrt. Natuerlich eine Gaumenfreude fuer Klaus. Nach mehreren Stunden der Besichtigung machen wir uns per S-Bahn und Bus wieder auf den Weg zum Campingplatz.Jump to full entry
Jun 11, 2008 - Schools out, which means travel begins!
Hello! This is my first entry for my summer trip journal. I thought that it is about time for me to write about where I will be this summer! Here is my schedule for this summer: Alaska June 27-July 9 Yellowstone National Park Cody, WY July 10-14 My birthday (!!!) July 15 Boulder/Denver, CO July 14-July 18 Australia August 9-15 Fiji August 15-23Jump to full entry
Jun 9, 2008 - Washington D.C.
Es ist Montag der 9. Juni Heute haben wir uns mal die ganzen Sehenswuerdigkeiten per Bus angesehen. Wir haben eine Stadtrundfahrt mit einem offenen Bus gemacht (sehen aus wie die in London), da kamen wir auch in Arlington am Friedhof vorbei wo alle Soldaten begraben sind die im Iraq ums Leben gekommen sind. Mehr als 4000 weisse Grabsteine stehen dort bereits. Man kann sich das gar nicht vorstellen wie das aussieht. Wir waren auch im Wachsfiguren Kabinett von Madame Tussouda und haben ein paar interesante Bilder gemacht wie ihr sehen koennt....Jump to full entry
Jun 8, 2008 - College Park, Washington D.C
Geht unsere Reise weiter nach Washington D.C. wo wir den Campingplatz „Cherry Hill“ etwas ausserhalb von Washington angefahren sind. Eigentlich muss man Washington grosszuegig umfahren, hauptsaechlich wenn man mit so einem Monster wie unser Gefaehrt unterwegs ist. Es wird natuerlich zum Abenteuer wenn dein Navigationssystem nicht mehr weiter weiss wie in unserem Fall. Da hast du auf einmal Tunnels und Bruecken vor dir wo gerade noch die Hand durch passt, da steigt dann natuerlich der Blutdruck und der Pulsschlag steigt ebenfalls in...Jump to full entry
Jun 3, 2008 - Washington, DC
We left Candy Hill RV Park and got on the road for Washington, DC. We were less than an hour from DC so decided to stop at the Manassas Battlefield. It was another area of fields where the battle was fought. Not a lot to see and everything is left to the imagination. The history behind the battle is interesting, but to see the battlefield is not that fulfilling. Some of the old buildings are much more interesting. But, our goal is to go to as many national parks that we can. The parks would be much more interesting if they had dummies lying...Jump to full entry
May 26, 2008 - Washington DC
Washington DC is fabulous! The enormity of the buildings, the richness of materials, the carvings, the plantings -- it is far more than your imagination could prepare you for. The Smithsonian Museum buildings line the National Mall, and they are free and open to the public. The newest building, the American Indian Museum , just shouts "Southwest" from the shape (which reminds you of cave dwellings of the Anasazi) to the adobe color. The Arts and Industries Building is simply gorgeous with its spires and round cupolas and stained...Jump to full entry