Inn at Mendenhall, an Ascend Collection Hotel
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... easier on the bikers since it is literally only "single track" wide. ...sure wish I had taken my bike. ...Oh, I think I said that.
Spring flowers were blooming everywhere and many of the trees had blossoms and the beginnings of their summer leaves.
I hike a total of about 6 miles through the meadows and ...
... my laptop. It is about 250 GB, luckily USB 3.0 but still takes about 45 minutes. I don't get out until about 1700h so my plans to go for a city tour are kiboshed.
I spend the evening working on the footage, preparing it to be presented for offlining to the surgeon, synchronizing the 2 cameras is a nightmare as there isn't any audio on the jib camera, and we never got a clapper in to give me a visual cue.
I pop over to a pub across the street
... I woke up freezing, despite actually wearing pajamas and socks to bed. Luckily, the shower got nice and hot so by the time I left for the tour I had booked at 11, I was actually feeling human which is always a plus.
The tour I had booked for today was called Ride the Ducks. It's called that because the vehicle we were riding in was a newer version of the amphibious DUKW from WWII (also known as a Duck). So we spent about an hour and change riding around ...
... think I may have convinced him about the lovely effect my stupidity has. He was blown away by the number of compliments, smiles and conversations we had out of it - the whole purpose I say - to put a smile on someones face :) anyhow he may not be as grumpy about these things from now on? well I hope anyway??? We had xmas dinner (well a 3 course meal anyway) at a lovely restaurant on the 33rd floor of a hotel not too far from us - I must say the duck risotto for 1st course was ...
... Other oddities : post-mortem cast of the original Siamese twins Cheng & Eng is here and sliced sections of Einstein's brain ( kept in its preservation jar in a Kansas closet for decades !) After coffee and an ubiquitous blueberry muffin a long walk to Fairmount Park ( lovely) and on to the nearby Victorian era Eastern State Penitentiary. I did the tour and then stayed on for hours after - the Polaroid ran out of film (me forgot to load) but I nearly melted the ...