Travel – USA

Saturday Snapshots #43

June 20, 2009

  Brooklyn Bridge sunset, New York City – October 2006 The beautiful neo-Gothic Brooklyn Bridge connects Manhattan with Brooklyn and upon its completion in 1883, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world.  A week after it opened to the public, a rumour that it was going to collapse started a stampede in which […]

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Saturday Snapshots #22

January 24, 2009

  Illegal alien – Galena, Illinois – October 2008 When we were in Chicago last year, we drove out to Galena for the weekend and stopped at the Chestnut Mountain Resort on the banks of the Mississippi River.  While I was waiting for Nick, I snapped this little guy, and I was surprised to find he wasn't […]

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December roundup

January 6, 2009

I know I promised to announce the winner of the "guess where CookSister is shivering on a beach" competition on Sunday, but Real Life got in the way.  You probably won't believe me when I tell you, but on Friday afternoon… our central heating stopped working.  Yes, the same heating that stopped working for a […]

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Saturday Snapshots #14

November 29, 2008

  Sunset over the Mississippi River, Galena IL, October 2008 On my recent trip to the USA, we rented a car one weekend and drive west of Chicago, into the most picture-perfect midwest scenery you can imagine.  We drove until we reached the banks of the Mississippi river at sunset.  Yes, even though we were […]

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New York, day 5: The Bigger Little Place

April 16, 2007

Leaving New York, never easy… – REM And just like that, our stay in New York drew to a close.  I have to say that what the visit mostly did was just whet our appetite for more… For now, though, we were packed up and ready to roll.  But first we still had the better […]

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