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... some friends of mine convinced me to make a blog. Essentially the same thing, but electronic and now other people can read it and live vicariously through me. This is something I've never done, but I'll give it a shot. Read my updates! You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll cringe at whatever horrible mistakes I'll inevitably make in the coming weeks. And if I'm lucky, at some point I'll even make it home.
... Things for the First time. The first Skyscraper, the first elevator directly into an apartment (they had to get smarter than Al Capone!), the first city in the 19th century to make river frontage desirable (they cleaned ip the river), the first city to have desirable multi-use buildings with retail downstairs and up-market residential accommodation in the any floors above. We went up to the 66th floor of the John Hancock building and luckily got a table right next ...
... printed, then made our way to the omnimax theatre (an IMAX dome) for our first session - Space Junk. There's a lot of it out there! We then had half an hour before our session with inside-out animals, so browsed some of the permanent exhibits in the museum; including what is possibly the world's largest train set - 20 model trains running across a track that demonstrates how the railway is used between Chicago and Seattle; e.g. ...
I was up at 2am, picked up Harry at 3.30am and we were on the lovely M25 soon after, driving back past my bedsit. We had a pretty good one hour drive to Long Term Parking at Heathrow Airport and our flight for Dublin with Aer Lingus left only ten minutes late at 7.40am. But not before I had had two large Southern Comfort and lemonades for £9.20 each (!!) to go along with the herbal 'happy pills' I had been taking for the past week. (I have not liked flying since landing through the middle ...
Amid the holiday buzz in my classroom on Friday, I was able to start discussing my upcoming trip with several of the parents that were in my classroom. Happily, I revealed details about Argentina and Brazil, and my plans to soak up the sun and the culture of these two unique countries. Much to my surprise, one of my students' parents asked me if I had obtained my visa for Brazil yet. Suddenly, I felt my face get ...
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