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A Lot of Cities

USA | Saturday, 9 August 2008 | Views [253]

The last few weeks has been cityhopping so here goes with the update:-

Las Vegas - this is one crazy and surreal place. People watching is an absolute must as you'll see every possible type of person (and an awful lot of cleavage - and that's not even from the performers!)We loved the tacky charm of the place, there is something about watching a fountain display at night from the top of an eiffel tower in the heat that is quite unique. We even found ourselves in a timeshare presentation - there was a hot tub in the bedroom and you could see the TV from the loo (with the door open of course).

New York - the bustling metropolos reminded us of London, but with nicer weather. The pace never slows down and if you're not careful a local will plough you down (the pedestrians that is). This was our opportunity to catch up with family and a great time was had by all. The highlight was Rocky and Cara's beautiful wedding in Central Park - good luck and best wishes to the new Mr and Mrs Turner!

Washington DC - from the city that never sleeps we ended up in the one that goes to bed early, 9pm and we had trouble finding anywhere to get food so ended up in Bill Clinton's favourite McDs... The city is a gracefully pretty and we spent our time pleasantly strolling around, enjoying the heat and thunderstorms at least you dry quickly when it's hot). We're a bit more up to date on our American Political History now - every day's a schoolday after all!

Los Angeles - back in the west and by far our cheesist and most touristy week. So far we've scared ourselves on the mammoth rollercoasters at magic mountain (apparently I giggled my way round the scariest one after being petrifie at going there), catching up on some more political history at the Reagan ranch, brushing up on movie know-how at Universal Studios and reliving the glamour years of the Queen Mary (with a side trip to a Russian sub - you know Dave and his love of anything historical).

The US has been a great place to visit and so different in every place we've been but it's time to move on now and time for a holiday - so next stop Fiji!

Sarah

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