Travel Postings - Page 5
|Earliest: September 24, 2003||Latest: April 4, 2021||Total: 53|
San Francisco PhotosLast night I scanned 20 San Francisco photos from my collection. In 1998, I spent several weekends around the city and took lots of photos. Tonight I'll add the collection to the photo gallery.
Some other categories that will be coming soon include:
- Cross Country 1996
- Boston Massachusetts
- Cape Cod
Yellowstone National ParkToday I posted some of my photos that I took on my trip to Yellowstone National Park last month. Currently there are only 9 photos but I have 19 additional photos that should be available soon.
Most of the photos focus on some of the landmarks of Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons.
I would recommend including it as part of a cross country tour, probably would work well after seeing the Bad Lands and Mount Rushmore.
Yellowstone National ParkThis past week I was at Yellowstone National Park. This was my first visit to the park, and had a pretty good time. I'll post my notes on the trip later today.
Tip: Bring a pair of binoculars or a camera with a long lens if you plan to visit Yellowstone. Many animals are too far from the road, such as the Wolves.
World War 2 MemorialThis past weekend was the official opening of the World War 2 memorial. However, the memorial has been open for at least a month, so it wasn't a grand opening.
I was in Washington DC when the memorial opened to the public for the first time and took some photos.
I also have some photo from my Washington DC trip in 1995, before the memorial was even built, I'll put those up when I find them.
World War 2 MemorialThe World War 2 Memorial in Washington DC will open today for the general public. The official ceremony will be on Memorial Day weekend, but the organizers wanted to open it up as quickly as possible to let the veterans see the memorial.
This morning I walked around the memorial with the gates still up. You can see pretty much the whole memorial except the gold stars which represents the price of freedom.
The World War 2 Memorial is full of controversy since its the only war memorial in the middle of the Washington Mall, and some veterans don't think it a good memorial.
Hotel HarringtonIf you are visiting Washington DC in a couple of weeks for the Cherry Blossom festival, you might want to consider staying at the Hotel Harrington.
This is a nice quiet hotel that is near just about everything in Washington DC. For less than $100 a night you are only a couple of blocks from the White House and the Smithsonian.
I personally like the elevator that you have to take to the 7th - 14th floors. Its an old elevator that goes pretty slow.
911 Memorial in ArlingtonA lot of people do not know that there is a September 11th memorial in Arlington National Cemetery. The memorial is for those that died as a result of the terrorist attack at the Pentagon. Several people that died are buried near the memorial.
The memorial is in a shape of a pentagon with the names of all those that died in the plane and in the building. There is a special marker next to the name to indicate if they were on the plane.
The memorial is far away from other popular sites at Arlington, which include: President J.F. Kennedy gravesite and the tomb of the unknown.
Old North BridgeI found out this weekend that the Old North Bridge in Concord Massachusetts will be rebuilt this summer. After the April 15th parade and re-enactment the Old North Bridge will be taken down.
Tourist that come to Concord will be disappointed to find the bridge gone this summer and instead will most likely see construction crews building the new bridge. This means the only way to get a close up view of the Minuteman statue will be to park at the Minuteman Visitor Center and walk down the hill.
The reason the bridge is being rebuilt is because the bridge is out of shape because of weather elements and the current of the Concord River.
White HouseThis week I am in the Nation's Capitol on a business trip. Unfortunately I am unable to visit many of the sites, such as the Smithsonian and the Spy Museum. Last night I walked around the Lincoln memorial and the White House.
There is a 15 foot white wall all around the Washington Memorial, which was built to protect the memorial. This limits a 360 degrees access to the memorial, the only way to walk up to the memorial is via the 14th Street entrance.
The White House also has limited access, a few years ago I was able to walk by the road between Lafayette Park and the White House. Today the road is block off from public access and an ugly green fence prevents you from accessing the wall from Lafayette Park. If you plan to take day photos of the White House you are better off doing it from the South Lawn or Pennsylvania Ave.
Tylenol Travel SizeI have been doing lots of travel lately and was doing some shopping this morning for my trip next week to Washington DC. One of the items I was considering buying was Tylenol travel size because the container is small enough to fit in my Laptop bag.
However at $2.99 for only 10 caplets didn't seem to be the right Economic price. Since another Tylenol package right next to it was only $5.99 for 50 caplets. I decided to by the larger size and will be looking for a small container.
Why was I looking for Tylenol travel size? Pure Economics. At most airport news-stands they sell 2 caplets with a drinking cup for $2. In most hotels they sell a 24 count package for about $7.
I found that Excedrin Quicktabs to be a good alternative to put in my Laptop bag since I don't need water and I can carry what I need. However, since it contain caffeine its not a good choice to take at night if I can't sleep due to a headache.