Another fun season! 10 days, 4 countries (Italy, Switzerland, Bulgaria and the East Coast of the U.S.), 200+ km boarded, 30,000m vertical drop.
I’ve wanted to go to Chicago for a long time and the All Blacks playing what some would call an “exhibition game” at Soldier Field seemed like a pretty good excuse to make the trip over the Atlantic. With a former local (Kris) to show me the sights, we drank and ate our way around easily the most impressive architectural city I’ve been to…even gives New York a run for its money.
Back to New York for work, this time in the summer and it was in the 30s and HUMID. After slogging it out during the week, I got in a baseball game and then headed out to Brooklyn to stay with friends and eat brunch, endure the sweltering subways and give the MET a second look. Love this city.
My first trip to New York almost 5 years ago was spent seeing the massive list of famous sights that the city has to offer. When work flew me out for the week, outside of work hours it was cool to check out some bars and restaurants, catch some games at The Garden and spend some time off Manhattan hanging out with friends in Brooklyn.
With our party of four reduced to two, we slowed down a little – swapping big city excitement for mooching around the beach. Cape Cod was incredible, but we had to swing by Boston for a history lesson before we flew home.
Although this probably wasn’t the summer holiday we would have chosen if it hadn’t been for a certain wedding, with day after day of heat and sunshine we had nothing to complain about. Here are the highlights from Week One: The Road Trip.
We got lucky with the weather, 4 days in a row of heavy overnight snow and then 3 blue sky and sunshine days to finish off. We didn’t really want to leave and thanks to United messing up our flights, got to stay in America for another night. We’ll be back in June!
After a ten hour flight and 24 sleepless hours, we arrived in Vail, Colorado to sunshine and lots of snow. Hello mountains, how we’ve missed you.
And some more San Fran. Clarion Alley in the Mission district. A escher-like mural. Coit tower on Telegraph Hill. The Sea Lions at Pier 39, didn’t smell too flash. Golden Gate Bridge. Lombard Street, ridiculously steep. Alcatraz ferry. C-Block at Alcatraz.
Straight off the plane to San Francisco, first stop on the America trip. Blimp sighting, hopefully we can see it close up later on, more importantly, why don’t we have one in Auckland? City Hall, stone and gold, very impressive. The Painted ladies, as seen on Full House. The aquarium at the national academy of […]