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My flight to New Zealand is in 4 days and I think I have everything ready to go. It is hard to say though because I have never planned for a trip quite like this.
The main supplies I will be bringing are:
- 65 Liter Backpack
- 2 person tent
- Cooking stove and utilities,
- Wet suit, snorkel, and ...
... still growing. There's talk of it becoming an olympic event which would be very cool. The idea is that we all live relatively sedentary lives, work, family, eat and occasionally get to the gym. When do we ever really challenge ourselves or put ourselves in a very uncomfortable position and come out the other side successful. Not just challenge ourselves physically but mentally as well. My ...
... was in order. Big day. Woke to a fine but cooler morning. Sightseeing on the agenda today. Our first stop was FDR's house at Hyde Park. We saw a short film & then took a tour of the house. Really interesting & now have to go home & read up on him. Sounds like an American Gough Whitlam & the whole Polio/never being seen in a wheelchair thing is so unbelievable. The estate is right on the Hudson River & the wind today was freezing. Back ...
... decided to have lunch in Poughkeepsie. I asked google maps to take us to Poughkeepsie & we ended up in a quiet street near "Main Street". We parked the car & went in search of food. On reaching Main Street we quickly noticed a couple of issues: only 1 in 6 shops were open, there were signs saying 'No Loitering' & most significantly, we were the only white people. There weren't many people on the street but the people that were there were watching us so we didn't think ...
... people, such as Winston Churchill, were guests here and I think the tour guide said that he may have stayed in the pink room.
I think everyone on our tour was also rather dismayed when Eleanor's room was pointed out. Since Franklin's mother lived in the family home, Eleanor was not the woman in charge. And when Franklin's manservant was given the room adjoining Franklin's, Eleanor got another little room. This part confused me because ...