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Each journey begins with a single step... Two kiwis escaping from the island to explore strange new worlds and boldly go where thousands have gone before... . .

Trip: U S A

There are [47] stories from my trip: U S A


Visit from long lost cousin

USA | Tuesday, 30 Sep 2008 | Views [678]

Elaine had an email to say that our cousin would like to visit. He is the grandson of our fathers brother. Our dad, Lewis, had a brother, Jack, who has a daughter, Berwyn, who has a son - Damon. Berwyn and all her family live in Brisbane. Damon ... Read more >


Gallery: Fort Collins

USA | Monday, 22 Sep 2008 | Photo Gallery

Day trips and events
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Day trip Colorado Springs

USA | Saturday, 20 Sep 2008 | Views [522] | Comments [1]

on the 20th with Elaine and Haley, we started early and headed south past Denver and on to Colorado Springs and visited first the Garden of the Gods, then the Cave of the Winds and Manitou Village nearby. The usual lovely weather, the Garden of the ... Read more >


Day Trips to Estes Park & the Horsetooth Reservoir

USA | Friday, 19 Sep 2008 | Views [773]

On the 13th we went headed to Estes Park about an hour away, it was beautiful there and being a Saturday was full of people and had a market day going on so was very interesting. As you can see from the pic we also got to see a stag and his ... Read more >


We are in Fort Collins for a week or so

USA | Saturday, 13 Sep 2008 | Views [610]

We have had our disposable camera developed and got some great pics of the Grand Canyon and have uploaded those. It seems a bit wierd to be stopped in one place. Yesterday we went for a walk downtown and kept hearing a train blow its 'whistle' (it ... Read more >

Tags: denver


Extended trip back to Denver via Chicago - 10,11,12 Sept

USA | Friday, 12 Sep 2008 | Views [631]

10 Sept  - Wednesday Up early and Ben dropped us at the station on his way to work in time to catch the 8.30am Texas Eagle which finally arrived at 10.30am. Now the plan was that we got off the train at Springfield Illinois and caught a bus to Galesburg, ... Read more >

Tags: chicago, denver


St Louis - 7,8,9 Sept

USA | Tuesday, 9 Sep 2008 | Views [751]

It was a late arrival time in St Louis, we were picked up at 10.45pm by Ben (Dawn's youngest son) and (surprise?) Dawn, Carol's sister. Dawn had mentioned to us that she would try to get here while we were here but then she forgot that and was wondering ... Read more >

Tags: st louis, Taj


Gallery: St Louis

USA | Tuesday, 9 Sep 2008 | Photo Gallery

St Louis
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Kent's birthday, it must be Chicago! .- 7 Sept

USA | Sunday, 7 Sep 2008 | Views [1169]

  We arrived late so no chance to change to an earlier train to St Louis so stowed our bags in a locker and headed to the Navy Pier for the lake cruise that we missed when we were here last and the weather wasn't good. It was a beautiful day, couldn't ... Read more >


Gallery: Chicago again

USA | Sunday, 7 Sep 2008 | Photo Gallery

Chicago on Kent's birthday
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Washington, DC - 5 & 6 Sept

USA | Friday, 5 Sep 2008 | Views [611]

 5 Sept – Washington We had breakfast with Todd then he dropped us to the station on his way to work. The trip only took a couple of hours, hardly had time to sit down and it was time to get off again! David had already told us how to get to our hostel ... Read more >

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Gallery: Washington, DC

USA | Friday, 5 Sep 2008 | Photo Gallery

Washington, DC
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Gallery: Philadelphia

USA | Thursday, 4 Sep 2008 | Photo Gallery

Philadelphia
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Philadelphia, PA - 4th Thursday

USA | Wednesday, 3 Sep 2008 | Views [717] | Comments [1]

Wednesday 3rd - We decided not to stay for 3 nights in New York as it is so expensive and we tee'd up a place to stay in Philadelphia with Todd for 2 nights. The trip up the Hudson and back was done more quickly than we had planned so we ended up changing ... Read more >

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Gallery: New York

USA | Tuesday, 2 Sep 2008 | Photo Gallery

New York city
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New York, New York

USA | Tuesday, 2 Sep 2008 | Views [880]

Vermont was a beautiful state to pass through. On our journey to New York state we also passed through Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. When we got off the train in New York we were delighted to meet David who has been a great help in planning ... Read more >

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Gallery: Burlington to NY

USA | Monday, 1 Sep 2008 | Photo Gallery

Train trip to New York
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Gallery: Burlington

USA | Sunday, 31 Aug 2008 | Photo Gallery

To and at Burlington
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Burlington

USA | Sunday, 31 Aug 2008 | Views [442]

The trip from Glens Falls to Port Kent was alongside the western side of Lake Champagne and the scenery was lovely. For some unknown reason the local maple trees are turning red and gold already (a month early) so we got to see some 'Fall Splendour' ... Read more >


Glens Falls, NY

USA | Saturday, 30 Aug 2008 | Views [662]

It was good to get on the train and rest our weary legs, we did a fair amount of walking this morning. Carol was really feeling the burn! The journey to Albany was a short 6 hours,the trains in the east are single level and the tracks are noticeable.... Read more >

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Gallery: Niagara Falls

USA | Friday, 29 Aug 2008 | Photo Gallery

Niagara Falls
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Niagara Falls - New York and Canada

USA | Friday, 29 Aug 2008 | Views [927] | Comments [1]

29 th Friday To Niagara Falls, NY Our overnight train trip to Buffalo-Depew wasn't the best, there was a fat woman in front of us who snored loudly all night, keeping many of the other passengers in the carriage awake, and she didn't quieten until ... Read more >


To and at Chicago

USA | Wednesday, 27 Aug 2008 | Views [689]

26 th Tuesday To Chicago We packed up in the morning to catch our train, only to find that someone had pinched a set of our rechargeable batteries. We had an idea who it was, may he meet a grizzly bear. The weather was just starting to get nasty, ... Read more >

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Gallery: Chicago

USA | Wednesday, 27 Aug 2008 | Photo Gallery

Chicago
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Gallery: EGP to Chicago

USA | Tuesday, 26 Aug 2008 | Photo Gallery

Train trip to Chicago
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