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So this morning we got up at 7am went down stairs and had breakfast, took some cereal for tomorrow because we didn't have any food.
I ordered a taxi for 3 people with 6 large suitcases and a tiny little car turns up. I told the receptionist that this was a joke and that I needed a car for 6 large suitcases. She refused to order one and told me to do it myself and tell the taxi driver to order another one.
Just as we went outside a ...
... i spent listening to the last chapters of Coco Chanel's biography which has been interesting but very detailed. A good book to listen to while travelling but not necessarily for gym sessions! Charleston is a beautiful and extremely well preserved historical town no doubt about it. Row upon row and street upon street of beautiful houses so well looked after and with immaculate hedges, bits of lawn, ivy or whatever. Not a leaf out if place. Beautiful ...
... park is the US most frequented one with ten million visitors annually. 95% of visitors don't venture further than 100 m from their cars and that was made plain at the 18 mile Cades Cove loop. Lots of settlers' buildings and their churches to see but few cars stopped and even fewer people got out of their cars to walk to the said buildings. Interesting but not that great as the settlers came to this valley from the 1820s until the park ...
... which also was a hot mess of confusion. Meanwhile, Alex had called me three times, had already parked her car, and was waiting for me. So, I gave up, which was actually really unfortunate because I wanted to see it, and I met her downtown. Well, I met her downtown about a half an hour later (around noon) because I (shocker, at this point) could not find parking anywhere. But, when we finally met up then we basically ...
... out, for the individuals who live the rest of their lives in cages? I've also started to ask myself about things like evolution, the world is changing so quickly that evolution has to happen fast, and by saving animals in zoos, are we trying to out a pause on that? There's a lot of philosophical questions for a blog entry, especially given how much I do enjoy going to see animals, I just thought that I'd get them out there into the void.
After the zoo, Val drove ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility