Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Indiana Pacers

So we're still in Indianapolis having a great time, meeting lots and lots of really cool people who we've been hanging out with most days. We've been to see the local NBA Basketball team (Indiana Pacers) twice now, both times they lost but it's really great fun.

We're currently playing some cards with a few friends and having a few drinks ready for new years eve tomorrow.

Sunday, 28 December 2008

Thursday, 25 December 2008

Christmas Eve

Well, today we got up - it was freezing and raining outside, so we didn't go into town. Garth, (the guy that runs this house) asked if we wanted to go to the supermarket with him, he also suggested we go to this all you can eat chinese buffet, which we did. So we went to the buffet and it was amazing, there was so much food, so much dessert, everything you can ask for. So then Garth took us around all of the supermarkets and stores and basically gave us a run down on allt he different places and what they sold, he was so funny too, constantly chatting with everyone and cracking jokes and messing with people. We then went to a Speedway to get fuel and had some of the 'best coffee around'. We bought a couple of staeks too, we chatted to the butcher in the supermarket called Bud about what we wanted to cook etc. he went out back and cut us 2 fresh ribeye for us tailor made! legend!

This evening we came back and chilled out, literally, outisde is freezing and the roads are covered in ice. Tomorrow is christmas and i think we're just going to cook good food, have a good time, watch the basketball because theres a few good games on.

Merry christmas everyone

Wednesday, 24 December 2008


Arrived today in Indianapolis. This could well be the best hostel we have ever visited, first of all its a huge house converted, really clean, tidy, well decorated, and the guy that runs it is really nice (from England too). He picked us up from the greyhound terminal and brought us back, THEN made us a cup of tea, english tea, not american. THEN cooked us a turkey stir fry for the sake of it... we're not sure what the catch is just yet but he assures us that it was no problem atall!

We're going into town tomorrow to try get some NBA tickets for next week, then the guy is taking us to the super market so we can get some food for christmas day.

Happy birthday to Ruth too xxx

Thursday, 18 December 2008


I never thought i'd become an alcoholic whilst travelling.

I lied

In the last post I said we were getting a bus to Indianapolis yesteray, I lied. We ended up staying here... and are going to stay here in Washington DC until next monday, as the hostel is so good/cheap/comfortable. We been watching Steven Seagal movies, Terminator and NBA on the big TV downstairs and drinking plenty of alcohol with doritos and pizza. Living the good life! YEAAH!!

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

How coooooool!

Well I think yesterday was one of the best days we've had since we got to America. We got the bus into the city (Washington DC) and had a walk around all the monuments etc. We went to the White house, the big reflection lake which is in Forrest Gump, and also saw the war memorials. We then headed to the Air and Space museum which was entirely free, we ended up playing with all the experiment things they have out so you can have a go yourself, all free!

We then walked back to the hostel, grabbed a chinese, then later in the evening got a few... well... 24 bottles of alcohol from the liquour store and sat infront of the tv watching Independance Day, followed by Home Alone 2. Merry.

We are just hanging out today in the hostel, then catching a bus to Indianapolis this evening at 5pm (all nighter).

We also bought Obama shirts! Yeaaaaaaah!

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Wash-ing-ton DC

Well we arrived in Washington DC, have found our way to the hostel and got settled in. Its pretty nice, we're practically staying in some guys house, the beds are small double beds which are awesome and really comfortable. We just had a huge chinese dinner out of the lil boxes they have on The Sims, it was soooooooo good.

Going to head into the city tomorrow to have a look around too.

Monday, 15 December 2008

Farewell NYC

Well I have a bit of time to kill this morning so I thought i'd quickly do my last post from New York City. It's been a great time here, tho new york is really not me at all, way too busy, way too 'in your face' and it reminds me too much of London. There's been some really cool people in the hostel with us, some Brizlillian guy came in last night and he knows a guy back home that runs the church that Kaka went to, theres Michael who is the nicest guy you've ever met, he's pretty much been everywhere in America and knows everything about it. He even bought Add a huge bottle of Becks because we gave him 2 paracetemol tablets, what a legend!

So yeah, tonight we'll be in Washington DC with George Bush and same tomorrow night, then we will be driving accross to Indianapolis, where we seriously have no idea what we will do as we don't know anything about it! Can't wait!

Sunday, 14 December 2008


So today we went for a walk down Harlem and found a gospel choir, we sat at the back loving every minute of it, I haven't seen so many people singing 'thank you jesus' in all my life. Was brilliant!

Then we took the tube into town, had a walk around and went to Wall Street, then on to Brooklyn Bridge. Once we got there, there was a police guy standing there with his aviators on, so Add and George (our new english room mate) took a pic of him, he then came storming at us and grabbed Add's camera shouting at him to let go of it. He then shouted at us asking how to delete them.. followed by asking Add how old he was, asking 'do you wanna be 23??' once he deleted the pictures we asked him what was going on and he shouted in our faces if we would like it if someone came along and took photos of us while we were working. He was shouting everything at us and really wasn't happy. I'll tell you now i'll be glad to leave New York, it really does kinda suck in my opinion.

We leave tomorrow morning and getting the bus down to Washington D.C. where we will stay a night or 2.

Friday, 12 December 2008

Liberty/Staton island?

Well today we went into downtown Manhatten with our friend Timo (he's German and staying in our hostel room). We grabbed some lunch then headed down to the south of Manhatten to see ground zero, it was pretty depressing to be perfectly honest and we only walked past it.

We made our way to the ferry terminal, and saw there was a ferry to Staton island at 2:30, it came, we got on, sat down. We then were wondering what island the statue of liberty is actually on... then realised we were on the complete wrong boat. So we stood up and made a run to the back of the boat where they were just pulling the barrier accross, we called out and they opened it up so we could get off and told us to 'hurry the hell up!!'.

We then made our way to the correct ferry terminal and got a boat accross to liberty island and took some photos. Was good.

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Hi there heat

Ok, so its 8:25am and I've been up about 20 mins. It was really hot in the hostel room last night and I woke up covered in sweat. We went down and told them it was so hot and he turned the temperature down, probably half a degree as it made no difference. So I had a shower, a cold one, at 6am. Got back in bed, woke up at half 7 covered in sweat again.

Probably the most pointless shower I have ever had. Funny stuff.

I'm now writing this in my pants stannding next to the airvent mounted on the window. Nice.

Don't feel tired at all so it's not so bad either, going to go watch some champions league today at lunch. Add's laptop isnt working properly so we're taking that back too. Brilliant.

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

New York, New York,

Landed in New York JFK yesterday. After the awfully mapped out train from the airport into downtown Manhatten we found our hostel, right in the middle of Harlem.

It's pretty damn cool, yesterday we walked through central park, took way too many pictures of the squirrels. Wandered down to Times Square which was amazing too.

We were asleep by 8:30 last night due to the jet lag. Were up at 7am this morning so left he hostel to go for a walk again at 7:30. Took another stroll through central park, then down to the Rockerfella tower, took some good pics at the top of there.

Come back to the hostel now and just relaxing before we go into the city again to go up the tower again at night (night shots here I come!)

Monday, 1 December 2008

Week off work

Well I left work, last friday. It feels very strange to be home on a Monday with Connie Jean here all day. This time next week i'll be on a flight to New York!

Here is a video my mum took of Connie