Showing posts from March, 2012


Gettysburg Diary: Days 1 and 2 - Oh, I love Gettysburg - definitely the highlight of our trip for me so far. We arrived in Gettysburg early afternoon and were wowed by the wonderful Cyclorama painting - what a cool idea! The museum was fascinating also. Then we checked into our gorgeous B&B: the Gaslight Inn - our room was so gorgeous and in the bathroom we had a two person sauna shower - I have never seen or heard of such a thing before! Dinner was out at the historic Dobbin House, which is the oldest house in Gettysburg. The food was authentic Civil War era food, my drink was a Raspberry Shrub - a delicious champagne based cocktail and I had the most succulent frenched lamb chops with baked sweet potato and Pennsylvania mushrooms. Dessert was good old apple pie - yum! Our waitress, Karen, was so kind and helpful. The next morning we toured the battlefield with our wonderful guide, Jim Martin. His knowledge of the battle was encyclopaedic and his enthusiasm was boundless. It was …

More on Washington D.C.

Washington Diary Days 2 and 3: Well, Day 2 started well with a bit of a sleep in and then a trip to Arlington Cemetery to pay our respects to JFK and then it was back on the Hop On Hop Off bus to see some more of Washington - the Jefferson Memorial, etc. We stopped at the Holocaust Museum which is part of the Smithsonian and then visited the Ford Theatre which is where Lincoln was assassinated - fascinating.  Unfortunately then I started to feel unwell so it was back to the hotel for me and bed from 4pm until the next morning!
Day 3: A tour of the White House was on the agenda for the morning - what a thrill! So many paintings of Presidents! Then we took the Hop On Hop Off bus to tour Georgetown and had lunch there in a fantastic Italian restaurant.  Georgetown was gorgeous - no photos taken by me unfortunately as no cameras were allowed on the White House tour so I was cameraless for the rest of the day.  A pity really as Georgetown was very pretty and quite historic.  We visited the…

Some more diary entries about my U.S. trip

Oops! Running behind on my Diary entries.
New York City Diary Day 7 (last day in NYC): Today, we had lunch with our lovely bookclub friend, Brenda at her gorgeous apartment in Brooklyn, then we walked over the Brooklyn Bridge, took the ferry to Liberty Island and Ellis Island, then a quick taxi ride up Manhatten to Broadway to see a matinee showing of Memphis - our third great Broadway show this week - and then an early dinner at Broadway Juniors and then a last nostalgic walk from Times Square to West 77th Street. Next instalment will be all about Washington D.C.

Washington DC Diary, Day 1: A very easy and interesting AMTRAK trip to Washington. A 3 and a half hour train trip with a conductor who checked our tickets who looked exactly like a real live conductor - conductor's cap and all. Arrived at Union Station, which is so gorgeous! We shared some Key LIme pie for lunch in the grand Hall of the station. Then we checked in at our hotel in Alexandria OldTown, Virginia and then a ver…

New York Diaries

I thought that you might like to read my New York Diaries, which I have put up on FB:

New York Day 1 Diary: Today we: were woken up by a carillon of hymns from the church across the road, went to a Sunday flea market and bought a hat each for the cold NY nights, got lost on the subway, shared a Reuben's sandwich at Katz's Deli and was told a joke about the Empire State building by some lovely people whom we met over lunch, visited Chinatown, Little Italy and Tribeca and the Tenement museum, took the Staten Island ferry to view Manhatten and the Statue of Liberty by night and finished off with dinner in a New York diner!
New York Diary Day 2: Today we: worked out the intricacies of the subway, were saddened at the 9/11 memorial, had a sensory overload in Times Square, ate lunch in the amazing Grand Central Station, soared to the top of the Empire State building, shopped in the largest store in the world, Macy's and walked a fair length of Broadway from 34th Street to West 77t…

So much to say....

... well, I am finally on holiday and I am finding New York to be absolutely amazing.  Please check out my Facebook page if you would like to see all of my pics.  But here are a couple:

Well, must fly, will try to write more later - Trader Vic (i.e. my dear husband who has expressed a wish not to be referred to as DH as it sounds like the initials of a very rude and pejorative term in Australia, so as I am Kaisievic he is now Trader Vic (a reference to one of his favourite songs "Werewolves of London"), anyway Trader Vic wishes to use the computer to check out any news of his beloved footy team, the Richmond Tigers.

love to you all, Kaye

Sorry and Bon Voyage

Hello lovely bloggers and my dear followers,

So sorry that it has been ages since I posted but I have been putting in 10/12 hour days at work to get ready to go off on my U.S. adventure and just too tired when I got home from work to face looking at a computer screen.  I have missed you all.

Guess what, though?  I made it.  We are off to the airport shortly.  I promise to write a much longer post once I am safely ensconced in NY city.  Yay!

hugs, Kaye