And so it begins...

Trip Start Sep 01, 2010
Trip End Nov 01, 2011

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Monday, September 6, 2010

The tour is finally here! After turning up at a crummy hostel feeling, in all honesty, pretty glum to be leaving New York, I finally realised pretty much everybody at the hostel was on one or another sun trek tour :)

So, after this it didn't take long to start meeting people off the tour:
Yannic came first, tall cool Dutch guy
then Arthur and Gail, crazy Australian couple who had already been with Suntrek several months and with our trek leader for 6 weeks non-stop
next up came Meredith from Adelaide
then Czeck Lenny and Brisbanite Kerryn turned up, thank god I thought, some hot girls my age are on the trip as well :D
finally tomorrow morning there was Connie from Germany, along with Daniel and Hayley from Korea and our trek leader himself, Scott from San Diego.
- pretty mixed group I think you'll agree!

So when we finally got our shit together (and Scott got a parking ticket) we loaded up the trailor and set off North towards the Finger Lakes. Setting up camp was a good laugh and we got some tasty bbq after :) it was also our first introduction to the way most American's camp...i.e. with noisy generators, widescreen tv's and satellite dishes...

The next morning we set off towards Niagara Falls (and set up camp next to a theme park! Sadly didn't make it in) and then went on the Maid of the Mist tour, stayed reasonably dry on that part but walking under the falls after...should've just gone with swimming trunks! Later on in the evening we went back to see the falls all lit up, absolutely stunning (a sentiment I think I'll be repeating a lot throughout this tour...) before heading back to camp...
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Jenna on

For posting this on the morning of my lit review hand in, after having not much sleep and generally being annoyed at reference software, I thank you. It brightened my morning :) I want to talk to you about travel stuff. I wrote a diary too and I can see parallels. If I wait 14 months...13 months now? I'll forget what I wanted to talk about!

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