18.12.2006 16 °C
Well, that's it. It's all over. I've arrived back in Blightey and my year travelling around the word seems but a distant memory!
We had a lovely time with the girls (Claire and Michelle).
Chilled on the beach in Miami. It was the first time that they had both stayed in a hostel and I have to say, after the initial shock of having to share a room with total strangers, making their own beds, and the beds actually being bunk beds, they soon settled in and became travellers (almost!)
Hired a nice big 4x4 Trailblazer and drove up to Orlando. Here we stayed in a motel 6, but in order to save money, all four of us stayed in one room so it was decidely cosy! We spent the week in Orlando getting lost on the highways, visiting Disney World which thanks to Michelle we all got in free. This turned out to be a very good thing as the rides at MGM and the Magic Kingdom are rubbish, no thrills and spills here. Just nice calm rides for all the children - BORING!! We did see a lovely firework display at the Magic Kingdom though, which was nice!
As the weather wasn't too great the beach wasn't really an option. We did try one afternoon but when the sun went in after only 30 mins and then Claire decided to sunbathe with all her clothers on so we headed home.
When a friend of Michelle's came over to spend the day with us we decided to head to the tatooist. 3 out of 5 girls got tatoos....
We also saw a lot of movies: Deja Vu - very good. Stranger than Fiction - good but not as funny as the trailers promise. The Holiday - lots of bad over acting from everyone.
And then the girls went home, I went to spend a few days in New York where I had lunch with the lovely Tim McCann in Pastis (lovely restaurant) and spent far too much money in the shops, and Laura went to Washington.
So that's it. All over for me. I hope you enjoyed reading this blog and I thank you for taking the time to read it. I've had an amazing year and can't believe it's all over already!
Laura is still out and about, currently in Toronto I think. She will hopefully keep us all updated via email.
Thank you and Good Bye and See some of you soon!
I've uploaded some new photos too on: