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Hey everyone!

Sorry for the lack of updates, I've been SO slack! So exciting to get regular access to the net back :P

We arrived in DC a couple of days ago, and we've been staying with a host family since then - they are SO nice!! Took us to the supermarket yesterday which was exciting - so many new things! And I found out that a cantaloupe is the same as a rock melon :p

Train trip was AMAZING! Saw a LOT of Texas, and it is SO beautiful - went from really dry to getting greener, then once we got to Pennsylvania it was almost like home - but our rivers are a lot cleaner! Would fully recommend to anyone heading across USA - it is SO worth the money, and the not showering for 5 days :p It was a real eye opener - how different the gap between the standards of living is between poor and rich - makes me feel really lucky. Specially going along the border between Mexico and Texas....

We got off in San Antonio - the train stopped there from 11am and left at 7am, so we went and wandered around in the middle of the night! Would never have done it if I wasn't travelling with Megan - she is so great! I think we psych each other up to do stuff sometimes - and we are so similar!! Met some Texas Rangers outside the Alamo, they were really friendly, and gave us little Ranger badges, we got sworn in as Rangers too :D

Today we're off to have another cultural experience - we were going to go sightseeing in DC but we woke up to thunder and rain so figured we'd have plenty of time to do it later, so we're going to the mall :P I'm excited!

I should head off - gotta pack all my stuff up again - I will be glad to be home and be able to put my stuff in drawers again! Not have to unpack everytime I want something!!

Date: 2009-06-09 05:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] miketroll.livejournal.com
Well, hello (st)ranger! Good to hear y'all are having a swell time!

:)

Date: 2009-06-09 08:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] skyring.livejournal.com
Not have to unpack everytime I want something!!

Welcome to my world!

Good to hear some tales of the trip, but again, you have fun ahead of posting long updates. This is a unique experience and you don't want to miss any of it!

But, when you get a chance, let us poor stay-at-home armchair travellers join the fun.

I was pleasantly surprised by Texas and I'm looking forward to going back. Quite apart from seeing Texaswren again. In fact, every time I fly into DFW, I've got a huge smile on my face and I bounce around and sing happy to myself.

Sort of like your normal state of being, I guess.

Glad you've arranged a travel buddy and you're having an adventure. Really hoping you'll get to the Smithsonian(s) and can compare it with Te Papa. They are bigger and grander, but I think Te Papa has the keener focus on what's important. But I'm biased!

Date: 2009-06-10 01:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] holmesfan.livejournal.com
Great to see you so lively and lapping up different experiences. DO hope that you are keeping notes as you go so that when (or if) you have some down time you'll be able to do real Skyring-like long entries and bring it all to our attention.
Missed you at Mac's Brewery Bar last night. Still to write about it but passed on your message to the few others there.
Take care and keep that pencil & paper in action.
((((((((((((((((( DL )))))))))))))))))

Date: 2009-06-10 08:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aka-phoenix.livejournal.com
Well hello Ranger then :) Glad to hear you're having a good time travelling, and found yourself a good buddy :) Have loads of fun sweetie! *hugs* Everything's fine at my little dot on the globe. :)

Date: 2009-06-10 04:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cahira77.livejournal.com
Hello there, nice to hear from you.
Sounds like you're having a wonderfull time. Enjoy.
*big hug*

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