Hilton Garden Inn Islip MacArthur Airport
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... past week it's been in the mid 80's, and I've been walking around in shorts. It rained only once when we visited the Terra-Cotta Warriors in Xi'an. It didn't affect us in any way, as we were indoors.
Between both of us, we have close to 2,500 photos. We took over 3,000, but deleted those we didn't care for each day. It seemed as though there was a photo opportunity around every corner. I photographed scenery, ...
... must deal with. However, in the modern age, we often forget that. Thanks to modern medicine, death usually does not darken our door until late in life when we begin to loose our friends, siblings and parents. It wasn't always that way. We went to an exhibit on death once, I think at the Concord Museum outside of Boston. A century ago, it apparently was not uncommon for people to take pictures of their dead children, such deaths being all too ...
... they could to see that you were happy. Our cabins were tiny, but we expected that, as I had seen photos of the Iris online. We did have plenty of room for storage, but it was difficult not to bump into one another. The bathroom (or head in seaman's terms) was impossible to turn around it without bumping into a wall. The shower was the big surprise as it was quite strong. Meals on board left a lot to be desired and to the imagination. The cook was not too creative, but in ...
... drawers, on top of our countless items of bedding, lamps, rugs and a sweet, sweet shower curtain. So we had about 6 trolleys of junk which we sent through some poor cashier girl on her first month of work. The receipt was impressive to say the least (close to a metre long!). We decided we deserved a snack after this, getting some "do it yourself" frozen yoghurt - healthy! Until you choose the cake batter yoghurt and top it with gummy bears, kit kats and caramel sauce...it hurt ...
... first verse of which was very good, but soon descended into...not so good.
My jetlag has abated, and I woke up about 7am the next day, unfortunately I had nothing to do, so I slept for quite a bit more. In fact I pretty much wasted that whole day.
Which brings us to today! Presidents' Day, where we celebrate the birth of our glorious past-leaders, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. I went for a walk around the campus today, there are a ...