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.

2 comments:

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!