Year: 2004

July 14, 2004

I would like to thank all of the people who had me to stay during my visit, and all of the people I met during my travels, who made me so welcome. Without you, this tour would probably have not been possible, and would certainly…

July 14, 2004

Nearly all of the photographs in this journal were taken with my mobile phone, as its infrared port made it easy to transfer pictures to my Palm for editing and uploading. However, I was also taking pictures with my Olympus digital camera, and some of…

July 4, 2004

We get up and about, and go into town. Steve and Crystal have been asking what I would like to see today, and we decide upon a trip to the Holocaust Memorial Museum. Although we arrive soon after 10am, the Museum is busy today, and…

July 2, 2004

I get up and shower at 9am, and pack leisurely, leaving the hotel at about 11:30. As I leave, the doorman lifts his hand and hails a taxi, like straight out of the movies. Although I am quite capable of hailing a taxi myself (or…

July 1, 2004

I get up, and make my way up to the American Museum of Natural History. It is a really nice day, so rather than risking the subway again, and as the Museum doesn’t open until 10am, I walk up 7th Avenue until I reach Central…

June 30, 2004

I get to the Circle Line dock in time for a 11am sailing,only to find that it is actually at 11:30, so I grab a drink and wait. The cruise is a 2 hour semicircle tour of the harbour, which sails back on itself, so…

June 29, 2004

Got out and about by 10am, and headed down to the Intrepid museum area. The main exhibit is the Intrepid, an aircraft carrier converted into a museum of sea, air and space. The exhibits it contains are interesting enough, but I was fascinated by the…

June 28, 2004

“New York, just as I pictured it. Skyscrapers and everything.” I arrive in New York just before midday, having had a lift from Rene to Philadelphia station. I only have my pack and sleep machine with me, so I simply walk down 7th avenue until…

June 27, 2004

I wake up at 9am, but there are others still sleeping downstairs, so I read for a while. The the door rings, and Eyal arrives. He is giving a lift to Merav and Jon, so people gradually get up and breakfast is had. After the…

June 26, 2004

I get up around 9am, and have breakfast with Mark and Rene. I then take the number 34 trolley into the city. I can take the trolley further into town, but I decide to get off at the 30th Street main station, as the Franklin…

June 25, 2004

Dave has to get up early to take his car to the garage. As it happens, I wake up early too – when he returns, we walk to a nearby diner, and order breakfast – I have waffles with sausage. The day has started out…

June 24, 2004

Dave is only working until lunchtime today, so I stay in for the morning, and catch up on my journal and stuff. When Dave gets home we drive out to the West Hills County Park -the area is forested, with trails for walkers and horseback…