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Photos: LA

Wednesday, 8 Jul 2009 | Photo Gallery

Los Angelos
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One day in LA

Wednesday, 8 Jul 2009 | Views [393]

Our flight leaves LA at 11pm, so we've got the whole day to take in the sights of the city. An early start and we're driving down Rodeo Drive, on the look out for celebs. None to be seen though, so we head up Sunset Blvd and over to the Kodak Theatre ... Read more >

Bye Chi-town

Tuesday, 7 Jul 2009 | Views [261]

We've got a late flight today, so we spend the morning packing, well stuffing our backpacks. We stop to watch the tribute to MJ on TV. We say farewell to mom and dad, this being the last goodbye we'll have for a while. This is the last stop on our ... Read more >

Almost time to leave...

Monday, 6 Jul 2009 | Views [283]

4 th July After our crazy night we sleep in late and spend most of the day in our pj's. It's raining outside so we hang around playing games and watching movies. We have bbq for dinner, despite the wet weather. It is the 4th of July after all.... Read more >

3rd of July

Friday, 3 Jul 2009 | Views [405]

Most cities in the US put on big firework displays on Independence Day, the 4th of July. But here in Chicago they've decided to light up the sky a day early, on Independence Eve.  Where's the best place to watch these fireworks? Down on the streets, ... Read more >


Wednesday, 1 Jul 2009 | Views [395]

1 July Another great thing about the Taste of Chicago is the talent they get to perform here. Today Neyo is headlining the show and Keri Hilson is his opening act. Not bad for a free concert. We meet Ramata downtown and try to get some tickets ... Read more >

Strawberry Festival

Saturday, 27 Jun 2009 | Views [347]

27th There are all sorts of things going on around Chicago on the weekends and today there is a strawberry festival outside of the city. Sounds good to us, so we all pile into the car and head out in search of all things strawberry. ... Read more >

Taste of Chicago

Friday, 26 Jun 2009 | Views [262]

Every summer, Chicago's Grant Park gives way to an event called The Taste of Chicago . It’s a week long extravaganza of food from lots of different Chicago restaurants, that culminates on the 4 th of July holiday weekend. There's also music ... Read more >


Thursday, 25 Jun 2009 | Views [320]

11.00am: News Brief. Michael Jackson has been taken to the hospital. No-one is sure why or what has happened.  11.30am: News Update. Confirmation Michael Jackson is in the hospital. It doesn't look good. 3:30pm: A scream from the study, where ... Read more >

Deep Dish Pizza and Bike Rides

Monday, 22 Jun 2009 | Views [470]

Mom’s not busy today, so she kindly decides to drive us into the city and show Rich some of the touristy sights. To be fair to Alicia, she has already shown me the inside of about 100 shops, but it turns out Chicago has more to offer. Who knew.... Read more >


Saturday, 20 Jun 2009 | Views [435]

Today we go into downtown Chicago for the first time since we’ve been here. Apparently parking is expensive, so we hop on a train and 30mins later we're walking past those steps from The Untouchables at Chicago Union Station. We’re meeting ... Read more >

Photos: Chicago

Thursday, 18 Jun 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Feels like home...

Wednesday, 17 Jun 2009 | Views [431]

It’s so nice to be home with mom and dad, let the pampering begin. We wake to a fresh pot of coffee and a breakfast of fruit, eggs, toast and sausage. We don’t even have to clean up the kitchen. I could get used to this. And that’s when mom informs ... Read more >

NYC followed by a long flight

Tuesday, 16 Jun 2009 | Views [344]

We have an afternoon flight to Chicago today, so it's another early start so we can fit in the other half of our NYC bus tour - Uptown. We see Donald Trump's newest NYC high rise, which will apparently soon count Beyonce, Jay-Z and Sting among its ... Read more >

1 day in NYC

Monday, 15 Jun 2009 | Views [467]

It's Monday and we're up early because this is our only full day in NYC and we have a lot to see. I've been to New York several times but mostly as a kid and mostly to visit family. I don't know the city and neither does Rich, so we decide to go ... Read more >

Up the east coast

Sunday, 14 Jun 2009 | Views [274]

It’s time once again to say our goodbyes. We get up early and pack our bags. Hopefully it wont be too long before we see them again. Before leaving town, we make a quick stop at Aunt Carlene’s house, say hi and bye and then we’re off to Jersey. We’ve ... Read more >

Photos: New York City

Sunday, 14 Jun 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Saturday, 13 Jun 2009 | Views [507]

It's Saturday, it’s raining and we have a few tasks to get through today. We have a pancake breakfast and then go in search of the neighborhood where I spent the first 5 years of my life. After a few wrong turns we finally come across my childhood home ... Read more >


Friday, 12 Jun 2009 | Views [457]

We’ve got a bit of a drive this morning, we’re headed to the Nation's capital and new home of one Barack Obama; Washington DC. It’s a 3-hour drive, and we arrive around noon. It’s a hot, sunny day in DC and perfect for sightseeing. We spend the day ... Read more >


Thursday, 11 Jun 2009 | Views [249]

One of the great things about Delaware is its close proximity to big cities. Having grown up here, I’ve been to all the interesting tourist sights and today I get to take Rich to see the sights of Philadelphia. Well we finally find parking after ... Read more >

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