Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Quick Post

This is my entry for the third part of the Big Sketch contest over at http://mycreativesketches.blogspot.com/ . It was a bit of a rush to get this layout done, with going away and christmas happening almost at the the same time.
It's not as fussy as l would normally do, but l like to mix it about sometimes. Also adds some variety in my albums.

Monday, 19 December 2011

What a great holiday

I'm back and we all had just the best time.
Las Vegas was amazing and so much bigger than when l was last there. The size of the casinos are so huge and compared to what we have here, make ours look so small. Shopping was FANTASTIC, designer labels, perfumes, cosmetics and shoes all way cheaper than we pay here. Outlets and strip shopping were both great.Tom is totally addicted to buying all the 'labels' and couldn't believe the savings he got. Saw a show here one night as well
It was cold, cold, cold, around 3 - 5C

Then we went over to Florida and stayed at Disney World - visited Magic Kindom, Hollywood Studios, Epcot and Animal Kingdom. Also went down to Kennedy Space Centre, where we got up close to the Endeavour that went to the moon. Amazing stuff. So much to see at these places. Back into wearing shorts and t-shirts.

Off to New York. I hadn't been here before and it was looking forward to seeing this city. So busy with people and cars everywhere. I felt safe on the streets ( wasn't sure l would feel this before l got there)
Did the touristy things - boat trip on the Hudson River, saw the city skyline, Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, New Jersey, Brooklyn, Ground Zero was a stop off and well worth the visit.
Up to the top of the Empire State, freeezing.
Times Square is awesome with all the massive billboards and bright lights.
Getting a taxi is an experience and hard to get at night. There are like a zillion of them but they always seem to be occupied.
Weather was cold but l think Vegas was colder.
Shopping was once again fantastic and we had to buy a couple of extra bags to bring eveything back
I loved New York and wish we had spent longer there.

Some pictures to share
show in front of the Bellagio

Excalibur, where we stayed

Magic Kingdom

Got to love Mickey and Minnie

At the Ground Zero site

Times Square

View from Empire State, showing Central Park

Statue of Liberty

Christmas tree at the Rockerfeller Centre