Monday, December 23, 2013

One year ago: Day 1: USA bound!

One year ago today, I was off on a US adventure. I took many photos, via my iPhone, and the International Date Line played havoc with my attempts to file and upload them.

I decided that, since this year's end-of-school-year holidays were going to unfold without any planned itinerary, I should make use of some of this time organising the photos of a year ago.

So here's Day 1:

Day 1 Leaving Sydney
"Please turn your electronic and mobile devices OFF!" — at Kingsford Smith-Sydney International Airport.

Day 1 Andorian sock monkey
Ah, luxury! — at Crowne Plaza LAX Hotel. With my travel mascot, the Andorian sock monkey. The monkey being a Starfleet redshirt, I thought him a sensible addition to my Away Mission. It always worked for Kirk to take Ensign Ricky.

Day 1 LAX
Okay, so it's an ad for Laxettes Land, but some of the letters fell down? — at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

Day 1 Sepulveda Boulevard
I was walking right under the flight path to get to the phone shop, on the other side of those signs. They coulda warned me! — at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

Day 1 Facebook
Yay! I'm connected at last and it's still yesterday! Time travel really is wonderful! — at Crowne Plaza LAX Hotel.

Day 1 Tapdancer
"I want to make it in Hollywood... as a tap dancer. (But I keep falling in the sink.)" — at Crowne Plaza LAX Hotel.


Sue Bursztynski said...

Sounds like you had fun. Are you planning to show us the rest?

Therin of Andor said...

Hi Sue,

Yes that is the plan. I have ten weeks of year-old holiday snaps here. My original intention to blog them while I was travelling hit a snag when the first night of free wi-fi seemed to have a major disagreement with Blogspot.

I must say, the most recent changes to Blogspot (about two years ago now?) don't seem to be an improvement, at least not for how I used to use it. And I was a daily blogger for many years. It used to be more intuitive and less mysterious than other blogging facilities, such as Wordpress.

Well, we'll see. Thanks for commenting!