Thursday, February 28, 2008

Room 101

Morning shadows
Originally uploaded by brockleyboyo.
This is mine; Boiler packs up and no one can fix it so we go days without hot water or heating. In the winter. And its happening now.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Fat Tuesday

Beads on tree
Originally uploaded by brockleyboyo. the last day of the Mardi Gras in New Orleans. During the day the Floats go past and the people on them throw beads at the crowds who compete to catch the most. In the evening on Bourbon Street the drunken crowds bay for beads from the balcony revelers. Sometimes a flash of breast is requested (and given) for the cheap trinkets.

The Washington DC...

Originally uploaded by brockleyboyo.
...leg of our trip. Involved a trip to the Blue Duck Tavern for lunch; where we managed to stay for about 3hrs, eating lots of lovely food (including Heston Blumenthal style triple fried chips) and drinking some great wines. We outlasted everyone else there.

Then we had a constitutional walk down to the memorials where we saw Lincoln, the Korean War, WWII and the Monument before having to head back to the hotel to get a taxi to Union Station for our train back to Charlottesville.

Friday, February 22, 2008

CHO III - The Crescent

Our Coach
Originally uploaded by brockleyboyo.
During our trip to Charlotteville to visit friends we took The Crescent down to New Orleans for the Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday. It took a leisurely 24hrs to travel the 1000 odd miles down south. Passing through some quite rundown places; in fact so rundown it looked like a hurricane passed through even though they were deep inland.

Pics of Our Journey.