NOW WE FLY EAST ACROSS THE USA
20.06.2017 - 06.07.2017
DAY 135 TUESDAY 20TH JUNE 2017
We catch an UBER to the airport, as today we are flying to Dulles Airport in Virginia. We will be spending time with more of Dolly's family which are very kindly putting us up for a few weeks.
DAY 151 THURSDAY 6TH JULY 2017
We have just spent the most wonderful 16 days staying with Dolly's cousins in Woodbridge, Virginia, USA.
A giant thankyou and hug to Nanette and Ian. We invaded their home and have been spoilt rotten by their hospitality and generosity. We have had such a good time, lots of laughs, lots of drinks and they drove us hundreds of miles around the countryside to visit Virginia Beach and the never to be forgotten Intercourse.
Also a big thankyou and hug to Barney, Rehan and kids, Noreen, Lindsay and Nino for also sharing your time and hospitality with us. Dolly is lucky to have such amazing extended family who were generous also to welcome in Lyn and I. We had a great afternoon out with Lindsay to Great Falls, where I was able to test out my new camera and a monumental day (visiting the monuments) in Washington DC with Barney and Kyra.
Big hug to Teresa (for making the best cutlets in the world) & Uncle Don (who made the best shrimp dish I have ever eaten).
Thank you to Prudence and to Mandy & Andre, Farah & Angelo, who included us in their birthday celebrations, Jacinta & Patrick.
Everybody made us feel every welcomed, you are all such lovely people and we had a great time with you all.
(My apologies if I spelt anybody's name incorrectly or if I left anyone out).
Below are some photos of the highlights.
DAY 139 SATURDAY 24TH JUNE
We spent the weekend at Virginia Beach, which is obviously a huge summertime/beach destination. The traffic was a nightmare and the drive took the good part of 4 hours. We booked a really nice hotel for the night to sleep the 5 of us, this is probably the nicest hotel we have stayed in this whole trip!
DAY 142 TUESDAY 27TH JUNE
Lindsay took us for a afternoon drive to nearby Great Falls Park. It was late afternoon and a great opportunity for me to test out my newly purchased camera.
Great Falls Park is a small National Park Service site in Virginia, United States. Situated on 800 acres along the banks of the Potomac River in northern Fairfax County, the park is a disconnected but integral part of the George Washington Memorial Parkway. The Great Falls of the Potomac River are near the northern boundary of the park, as are the remains of the Patowmack Canal, the first canal in the United States that used locks to raise and lower boats.
DAY 147 SUNDAY 2ND JULY
We caught the train into Washington DC with Barney and Kyra for a hot day out visiting the main monuments.
DAY 148 MONDAY 3RD JULY
Today we drove with Ian & Nanette from Virginia, through Maryland, into Pennsylvania to the Amish town of Intercourse.