But never mind that - I've had a lovely Christmas, and I'm going to tell you all about that instead!
Now, follow my lead as I take you through a picture-infested guide to my trip to the US of A. Watch out Yanks, THE BRITISH ARE COMING ... AND WE HAVE CAMERAS!
First stop ... WASHINGTON DC!
The Lincoln Memorian (above and below)
The Washington Train Station
(I have a million and one pictures of the Capitol - it was so awesome to photograph! I think I got a bit overenthusiastic, hee hee! These two are my favourites though, I think.)
The Washington Monument
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington Cemetery
Taken at Arlington (forgotten what it's called exactly xP)
View of the graves at Arlington
Taken from the top of the Post Office tower!
The White House! :D
And then on to ... FLORIDA and KEY WEST!
Taken off a pier, just south of Miami on our way down to Key West
A horseshoe crab we found on a beach near Fort Daytona (or something like that)
Pretty things from the beach :)
(Tee hee, the car has eyelashes!)
The three above are pretty self-explanatory - the stripy t-shirted individual in the foreground on this last one is me!
Taken during the famous sunset at Key West
The famous Sloppy Joe's bar! A favourite haunt of Ernest Hemingway apparently
There are, of course, a thousand and a half more photos, and there were several places and activities where I was unable to or simply forgot to take pictures:
* Swimming with manatees
* Whizzing around Key West on a jet-ski
* Inside the Smithsonian Space Museum in Washington
* Christmas Day with the family
and loads more.
Subsequently, I shall probably do you another post tomorrow, with a few more pictures, and maybe an amusing story or two (because I have several to tell, believe me!) Comment below and ask me if you want to hear about anything in particular, because there's far too much for me to tell you absolutely everything. Besides, I'm too ill to try and force my poor brain to do anything too arduous today.
In the meantime, I'm going to go and get some more ibruprofen. Ciao for now!
- Charley R