Kamis, 10 Juli 2014

West Coast USA

Flight by EVA, transit Taipei complimentary with the Evergreen Hotel.Lay down was very important before preparing long journey....16 hours.
Kids enjoyed to stay at the hotel, dd not want to explore Taipei,but it was ok.

First date visited New York at 11 pm,made us choose shuttle service with $ 108.5.In the midnight, everything went well, including delivery big pizza and too many portions of  spagehtti.

Second day, explore Up Town Manhattan. Subway was an old one, continue with walking around Central Park (Home Alone), 5 th avenue (many films), Theatre District with musical performance which are very famous and expensive (Lion King was $ 125 per pax).

June 25th, joined tours4fun to visit :

Philadelphia with the Liberty Bell,nothing more....

Washington with Smithsonian Museum (Captain America), White House,Jefferson's Dome,Washington 's Dome and Lincoln's statue which direct to see all (Forrest Gump).

Shenandoah Cavern was beautifull.Cold at summer and will be warm in winter...Mother Nature is always awesome....

Baltimore Harbour

Famous university Princeton,saw 2 chipmunks...was so cute,wild,never afraid with human.

2 days tour, then go back to NY,The Sohotel $300 per night for 5 people,Locations was very good, but the room was very narrow. Coin laundry only 30 steps, chinesse food around seems at home.

June 27th by Delta flied to Orlando Airport and stayed at Radisson Hotel. Location was good,near Mc D,supermarket 24 hours, and Noodle Company (The Pad Thai Noodle was good).
I lost my foundations,deodorant and small things ...was bad.....

June 28th, join Gator Tour to visit Kennedy Space Centre.Man walks on the moon....very proud become USA residents. The austronouts said that the earth was a tiny one when he saw from the space....how Mother Nature love me ........was so tiny seems we saw the virus.

June 29th,again with Mr Gracia joined to visit Miami,and Everglades Florida.We can see many aligators around,and were wild.Cruise and visit the south beach.

June 30th, Universal Studio Florida the biggest one.

July 1st, Magic Kingdom.

July 2nd return to New York, coin laundry and fixing Elcy's and Daddy's shoes...was $7.

July 3rd, joined the Niagara Tours by Mr Wang with itinary :

Corning Glass Museum (not joined,but we could visit the shop)
Niagara at night at Skylone Tower ($15)....was good

July 4th,Elcy's birthday
Niagara IMAX....ok for education.
Niagara The Maid of the mist was awesome...again Mother Nature was bathing me at Horseshoe Waterfall. While waiting for them who joined the lunch, we walked around.Elcy bought the rainbow loom,she was very happy.

July 5th, early morning to 1000 island but we didn't joined,no matter how beautifull,not interest for us. We spend our time with pop mie goreng breakfast.We bought it at Torronto.

Then visit Ottawa,the Parliament was very nice,also the hot dogs in the front of it.

July6th,Allushale waterfall,Montreal ...we again did not joined.

After Albany, we arrived NY again.

July 7th, Liberty Statue with Pedestial Acsess,again met many chipmunks.Fortunetly we bought on line for at 8 am,so after all we visisted Groun Zero 9/11.Many people came,many prayer sent...as us.We prayed for them who written on the stone....tragic...sad....

July 8th at 01.45 am flied back to Jakarta.....

Senin, 13 Januari 2014

Magelang,another side

Magelang,another side

        Dec 22, at 12 am we started to our journey as usual....visiting grandpa and grandma.Usually we did't get any trouble,the journey would take around 8 hours. But now,even no seriously traffic but the journey took 14 hours.....we arrived at Magelang at 4 pm from north side. Hotel Sriti was our choice to stay...we took a family room plus 2 extra bed.The room was quite big for us,2 adult 3 children who grow up as teenager.

         Dec 23, we visited their grandpa and grandma,they were very old but very fit.Opa was 88 yo and Oma 10 years younger. They can still work and doing anything by themselves.Thanks God....You give them good healthiness. We spent our time by chatting for everything.

          Dec 24, we went to Kopeng, a recreation area at Mount Merbabu  that we come here every year.Nothing was different.But Elcy can ride the horse by herself,no more afraid. Then we look at the waterfall,small one,no special. Riding the ATV was another option to spend our time.Elcy and Nathan were very enjoy....Elco was very busy with his mobile phone.
At night around 9 pm we joined the Christmas Mass,the first time  we joined the night xmas. Last year we still joined the celebration mass for children,now we joined the other one.

          Dec 25, we moved to another hotel,named Villa Sumbing.....around Mount Sumbing. The owner is French who married with local people,so most of the guests came from France. The view was nice, the swimming pool was very fresh water....never feel like that. Since it was a villa, so the kid always afraid to small insects. We decided to came back to Hotel Sriti. Luckily the owner let us cancel since they understood that nothing can do by the kids.But the kids enjoyed the dinner very much...french style all out. Dec 26 we spend our rest time after check out to relax.

          Dec 27, we went to Pindul Cave at Wonosari which are very famous. This was a river cave,so we used the floating  as a tubing to come inside.Wow....many people came there maybe thousand in the holiday season.This cave offered us to have a new experienced......looked at stalagtit and statalgmit,bats and feel the cool water....was very nice. After tubbing, we went to Oyo river and rafting.This river is easy to be rafted.....very safe for the children.  Even at first they dididn't want,scary,afraid,don't want to be wet....and many thousand reasons....at the end they enjoyed to swim in the river.......plus took a open van to bring us go back to the pool.Mr Yadi was our experienced guide,and he was very very good.

         Dec 28, we just visited my grandma's cemetery and sure vbisited my mum and dad again.

         Dec 29, we started to go back to Jakarta from south side. We passed Purworejo,tried the black cendol which very good. Kebumen,Mira 's hometown...and we decided to take old road made by Daendeles hundred years ago.Small road...we prayed for all th soul who died made this road......i heard their crying,their sad sounds....feel their blood..........then we enjoyed Karangbolong Beach  after passing Suwuk and Logending beach...all are south beach who has wonderful waves and still wild. Karangbolong was very famous with their story about the bird's nest climmbing man.....traditional climber who were very brave....but i don't agree with them because they stole the nest.

We took 18 hours to reach Jakarta...long   long...journey make us decided another way to go back again next year........howewver indonesian's nature was ....was....was......two tombs.