Jonathan Worthington :: jnthn.net

USA 2006

This album contains photos from my trip to the USA in the summer of 2006. I was there for pretty most of July and the first few days of August - essentially a month. I spent the first half of the trip in Florida at the Disney resort, the second half in Arizona and a day between the two is Las Vegas.

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At The Airport

Airports aren't the most interesting places, but Gatwick has to win the award for "airport containing the shop with the most innuendos"...

I didn't try any of their "Lovejuice"...
I didn't try any of their "Lovejuice"...

The Resort

I stayed with my friend Gary from uni and his parents at the Old Key West resort, where they have a timeshare. It is a really relaxed and pretty place with multiple swimming pools, some places to eat and drink and a nice comfy bed to sleep in, sited in a nicely air-conditioned studio.

The harbour
The harbour
Along the river
Along the river
The golf course is partly besides the river
The golf course is partly besides the river
Coming into the harbour - I was driving at this point!
Coming into the harbour - I was driving at this point!
The harbour at sunset
The harbour at sunset

The Magic Kingdom

The Magic Kingdom is home to all the fairy tale stuff of Disney. From Cinderella's Castle to Mickey Mouse's House, it's all there. But so are some more serious rides. The Thunder Mountain Railroad roller coaster is probably my second favourite ride at Disney World and my favourite at the Magic Kingdom - it's not too violent. Splash Mountain, on the other hand, is a massive log flume with a big drop, which is somewhat scarier! And finally, Space Mountain is between the two for me - it's a more violent ride, but without a single big drop - just a load of flashy lights and twists and turns in the darkness. The evening shows were also amazing - the fireworks set to music were beautiful and Spectromagic, a show of light floats, was amazingly pretty.

Me by the Walt Disney statue
Me by the Walt Disney statue
On the "It's a small world" ride
On the "It's a small world" ride
Another from the ride
Another from the ride
And another
And another
Me and Gary with Goofy
Me and Gary with Goofy
Karen and Ashley with Goofy
Karen and Ashley with Goofy
The Liberty Bell
The Liberty Bell
Turns out I can't remove the sword from the stone. :-(
Turns out I can't remove the sword from the stone. :-(
Cinderella's Castle
Cinderella's Castle
The Cinderellabration show...
The Cinderellabration show...
...was cancelled half way through thanks to rain.
...was cancelled half way through thanks to rain.
Horse and cart
Horse and cart
Main Street
Main Street
The Train Station
The Train Station
An old bus
An old bus
Me with the old bus
Me with the old bus
Horse pulls cart
Horse pulls cart
Gary by the old bus
Gary by the old bus
Prince Ali and Jasmin (from Aladdin) arrive
Prince Ali and Jasmin (from Aladdin) arrive
The Cinderellabration guests
The Cinderellabration guests
The corronation
The corronation
The tunder mountain railway...
The tunder mountain railway...
...and again.
...and again.
Splash Mountain - a scary log flume!
Splash Mountain - a scary log flume!
Thunder Mountain was my favourite rollercoaster
Thunder Mountain was my favourite rollercoaster
The Castle By Night
The Castle By Night
The start of Spectromagic
The start of Spectromagic
Goofy
Goofy
No idea who, but it's pretty
No idea who, but it's pretty
Drummers
Drummers
Grand Piano
Grand Piano
Peacock
Peacock
A nice garden
A nice garden
Fish
Fish
The Little Mermaid
The Little Mermaid
Not sure what this is
Not sure what this is
One of the final floats
One of the final floats
Castle float
Castle float

Epcot

Epcot, or Experimental Community (or Every Person Comes Out Tired - an accurate description) was probably my favourite of the three parks. Misson Space exposes you to 4.5Gs, the same force an astronaut experiences when taking off in a Shuttle to space, apart from you only get 20 seconds of it rather than four and a half minutes. They do it with a centrifuge, meaning if you don't look straight ahead all the time you'll get dizzy and probably throw up. I didn't become aware I was being spun at high speed until the last couple seconds, so I survived with lunch intact. It's a heck of a ride, but there are a ton of health and safety warnings on it and it's the only ride I found with sick bags! Epcot also had my favourite ride of all - Soarin' - a virtual paraglide over Calafornia. It's the leading edge of Virtual Reality and it's damm impressive - I found myself lifting up my feet instinctively because I didn't want to scrape 'em on the virtual trees! Epcot also has areas for lots of different countries and food for many of them. I especially enjoyed the Mexico and German areas, the second of these having Oktoberfest every night (mmm...nice German beer).

Karen, myself and Gary at Epcot
Karen, myself and Gary at Epcot
The big metal ball thing holds a ride called "Spaceship Earth"
The big metal ball thing holds a ride called "Spaceship Earth"
Gary's family
Gary's family
Square trees!
Square trees!
A fountain...that wet you now and then if you were close enough
A fountain...that wet you now and then if you were close enough
A mini recreation of the Niagra falls
A mini recreation of the Niagra falls
More of the Canada recreation
More of the Canada recreation
Canada's gardens
Canada's gardens
Looking accross the lake...
Looking accross the lake...
...and again a bit further round.
...and again a bit further round.
The England area...it's got a pub, that's the essential thing.
The England area...it's got a pub, that's the essential thing.
More of "England"
More of "England"
After a ride called Test Track
After a ride called Test Track
Outside Mission Space - the space shuttle simulator that gives you 4.5Gs
Outside Mission Space - the space shuttle simulator that gives you 4.5Gs
It's a pretty place.
It's a pretty place.
Seeing an Aerosmith tribute band...
Seeing an Aerosmith tribute band...
...they rocked!
...they rocked!
A Mexican tour ride
A Mexican tour ride
More of Mexico
More of Mexico
Big beers all around at Oktoberfest in the German area
Big beers all around at Oktoberfest in the German area
At Norway...
At Norway...
...we became Vikings...
...we became Vikings...
...ahhhh!
...ahhhh!
The big Epcot dome by night
The big Epcot dome by night
The firely Illuminations show
The firely Illuminations show
Bang! Fireworks set to music
Bang! Fireworks set to music
Weeeeeeeeesh!
Weeeeeeeeesh!
Kaboom!
Kaboom!
Whoosh!
Whoosh!
The grand finale
The grand finale

The Animal Kingdom

The name is pretty descriptive - this place has animals. It also has the only roller coaster I decided not to ride - Everest - though the folks I was with who dared to ride it said it wasn't as bad as it looked. Anyway, they had lots of great animals with loads of space for them to roam around in. The monkey were of course awesome, and the elephants were pretty cool as well. Finally, the Lion King show is one of, if not the best that I saw.

Various birds
Various birds
Croc
Croc
Bambi
Bambi
Elephants
Elephants
Flamingos
Flamingos
Upside down tree, like the one at Fuengirola zoo
Upside down tree, like the one at Fuengirola zoo
Cattle of some kind, I believe
Cattle of some kind, I believe
Cattle with Safari truck in the background
Cattle with Safari truck in the background
Zebra in the foreground, giraffe behind
Zebra in the foreground, giraffe behind
Elephants again
Elephants again
Giraffe again
Giraffe again
Big bird thingy (name, anyone?)
Big bird thingy (name, anyone?)

Fish
Fish

A stream
A stream




Gorillaz
Gorillaz
Monkey acrobatics in "The Lion King" show
Monkey acrobatics in "The Lion King" show
Fire juggler...
Fire juggler...
...hot stuff!
...hot stuff!
Another scene from the Lion King parade
Another scene from the Lion King parade
And another
And another
River through the kingdom
River through the kingdom
Monkeys!!!
Monkeys!!!
The Everest roller coaster
The Everest roller coaster
Monkeys again
Monkeys again

Bat
Bat
Tiger
Tiger
Buildings in the Asia area...
Buildings in the Asia area...
...quite pretty.
...quite pretty.
Some kind of deer, I think
Some kind of deer, I think

MGM Studios

Special effects galore - but here you see how they do 'em. The car stunt show is pretty impressive, and a mixture of both skill and mad cheating (which also takes skill to pull off). The Rock 'n' Roller Coaster is probably the most impressive ride, doing 0-60mph in under 3 seconds (which is kinda scary when you're not expecting it) and then looping you upside down twice (it remains the only upside-down roller coaster I've been on). I declined the Tower of Terror, one of those vertical drop things, 'cus vertical drops and my stomach don't get along. It's a weird place to be because you keep wandering what buildings contain, then later seeing it's not a real building, just a front. The evening show, Fantasmic, is highly impressive too - see the photos!

Gary got roped into a film shoot
Gary got roped into a film shoot
The handsome prince becomes a beast
The handsome prince becomes a beast
The villagers
The villagers
Dancing
Dancing
"Be our guest"
"Be our guest"
Also from "Be our guest"
Also from "Be our guest"
And again
And again
Beauty and the beast
Beauty and the beast
Awww...
Awww...
The prince is unbeastified
The prince is unbeastified
The Tower of Terror - the one ride that I gave a miss at MGM
The Tower of Terror - the one ride that I gave a miss at MGM
An immitation of a Hollywood theatre
An immitation of a Hollywood theatre
Another one
Another one
Many of these buildings are not really buildings
Many of these buildings are not really buildings
Not all of this street is really there
Not all of this street is really there
Nor this one
Nor this one
At the car stunt show
At the car stunt show
No, they didn't crash
No, they didn't crash
The speedboat scene was pretty cool
The speedboat scene was pretty cool
Fire!
Fire!
Man on fire...even better!
Man on fire...even better!
The grand finale
The grand finale
Place where water scenes were shot...I got wet here!
Place where water scenes were shot...I got wet here!
Curious machine from some film or other
Curious machine from some film or other
Catastrophe Canyon
Catastrophe Canyon
Big fuel tanker + catastrophe? Can't be good...
Big fuel tanker + catastrophe? Can't be good...
...boom!
...boom!
At the evening Fantasmic show
At the evening Fantasmic show
Featuring lots of lit up fountains...
Featuring lots of lit up fountains...
...and lights...
...and lights...
...and barges...
...and barges...
...and fire!
...and fire!
Fire on the water
Fire on the water
More beautifully lit fountains
More beautifully lit fountains
The fountains are lit up
The fountains are lit up
A boat full of Disney characters
A boat full of Disney characters
The boat disappears as fire erupts
The boat disappears as fire erupts
Fountains of water and fire
Fountains of water and fire
A big explosion to finish it all off
A big explosion to finish it all off

Character Breakfast

Gary and I went for breakfast with various Disney characters. Very childish, but hey, I'm a big kid at heart. The breakfast itself was quite a spread too - pretty much anything you can imagine wanting for breakfast, and some you probably couldn't imagine too (jelly and ice cream?), was there. It was buffet style - you ate as much as you could. Let's just say, I didn't eat again until dinner time in the evening.

Me with Mary Poppins...
Me with Mary Poppins...
...and Tigger...
...and Tigger...
...and Mad Hatter...
...and Mad Hatter...
...and Winnie the Pooh!
...and Winnie the Pooh!
Gary with Alice in Wonderlad
Gary with Alice in Wonderlad
Me with her. Awww...
Me with her. Awww...
Gary with Pooh
Gary with Pooh

Celebration

Possibly the tidyest town in the US, Celebration was created by Disney as the "perfect place to live". You are required by the bylaws of the town to keep your grass trimmed to the right length and so on and so forth. It looks a bit like a real world toy town...

The lake at Celebration
The lake at Celebration
Fountain that activated when you got near it. Fun!
Fountain that activated when you got near it. Fun!
The Bank of America building
The Bank of America building
A shopping street - spot the shiny fire truck
A shopping street - spot the shiny fire truck
A nice park
A nice park

Downtown Disney

Downtown Disney is full of shops, many of them full of very cool things (like colored glass indoor fountains). It also has a whole array of night clubs playing a wide range of different music or providing various types of entertainment. One place we went, we were debating what kinda cocktail to drink. The bar girl asked us what our favourite colors were, then proceeded to make us a cocktail of that color. A very tasty cocktail. :-)

The Planet Hollywod restaurant
The Planet Hollywod restaurant
Me with some dudes on stilts
Me with some dudes on stilts
An Irish pub that served some nice beer
An Irish pub that served some nice beer
Pleasure Island by night
Pleasure Island by night

Other Resorts

The Old Key West resort may have been the one we stayed at, but that didn't stop us visiting a few others.

At the Pop Century resort
At the Pop Century resort
Guess this is the 60s bit
Guess this is the 60s bit
Love the name of the bridge...
Love the name of the bridge...
Sunset at Pop Century
Sunset at Pop Century
That's one big laptop...
That's one big laptop...
The Contemparary resort
The Contemparary resort
Inside the Contemparary
Inside the Contemparary
The Contemparary from afar
The Contemparary from afar
The Grand Floridian, where we had Character Breakfast
The Grand Floridian, where we had Character Breakfast
The Grand Floridian is the top resort, money wise
The Grand Floridian is the top resort, money wise
The monorail connects several resorts to the Magic Kingdom and Epcot
The monorail connects several resorts to the Magic Kingdom and Epcot
Boats on the lake connect some others
Boats on the lake connect some others
On the lake
On the lake
Wilderness Lodge
Wilderness Lodge
At the Beach Club, they serve "The Kitchen Sink"
At the Beach Club, they serve "The Kitchen Sink"
If you can eat in all yourself in one hour, you get it free. I declined. :-)
If you can eat in all yourself in one hour, you get it free. I declined. :-)
But the four of us did it between us!
But the four of us did it between us!
Boardwalk resort, taken from the Beach Club resort
Boardwalk resort, taken from the Beach Club resort

Airboat Ride

Take a boat. Take a huge fan. Attach a V8 engine to said fan and mount it on the back of the boat. Result: something that does about 50 mph in the water and on the marshes, giving a pretty smooth and yet breathtaking ride. Pop it in a system of lakes and rivers full of alligators. You've now got something of an idea of just how cool an airboat ride can be. And yes, it's loud. Very loud. You have to wear ear muffs.

The smooth, glassy water
The smooth, glassy water
Moo
Moo
Some areas were vast expanses of water...
Some areas were vast expanses of water...
...while others were more marshy.
...while others were more marshy.
Alligator in the grass
Alligator in the grass
The darker bit of the trees is where the water rose to during flooding within the last year
The darker bit of the trees is where the water rose to during flooding within the last year
Grassland and river
Grassland and river
Another alligator, just poking his head up
Another alligator, just poking his head up
Yet another!
Yet another!
The area near to where we stopped
The area near to where we stopped
Another airboat, leaving the land...
Another airboat, leaving the land...
...and picking up some speed, leaving a large wake
...and picking up some speed, leaving a large wake
Our airboat, with Captain John
Our airboat, with Captain John
The view from our stopping point
The view from our stopping point
Me on the airboat
Me on the airboat
Another view from the stopping point
Another view from the stopping point
Random hut in the middle of nowhere
Random hut in the middle of nowhere
Cattle bathing in the river
Cattle bathing in the river
Cattle up close
Cattle up close

Kennedy Space Center

After being at so many re-creations of real places at Disney, it was odd to actually be at the place that they *really do* launch, land and maintain the Space Shuttle, and have in the past launched countless missions including the ones to the moon. The amount of engineering effort and work it takes to do what the guys at NASA manage to pull off is quite amazing - there's a load of behind the scenes tasks that lead up to a launch that you just aren't aware of. Ah, and Saturn V rockets are *huge*.

Approaching KSC
Approaching KSC
Shuttle, fuel tank and rocket engine visible from outside
Shuttle, fuel tank and rocket engine visible from outside
The Vehicle Assembly Building
The Vehicle Assembly Building
The shuttle transporter outside the VAB
The shuttle transporter outside the VAB
Fuel tanker
Fuel tanker


Mission control
Mission control
Front of the VAB
Front of the VAB
The shuttle launch pad
The shuttle launch pad
Launch pad with other buildins
Launch pad with other buildins
Accross the lake are other launch pads
Accross the lake are other launch pads
Closer view of the launch pad
Closer view of the launch pad
Me with the launch pad
Me with the launch pad
Same again
Same again
VAB from afar
VAB from afar

Inside mission control for the Apollo missions
Inside mission control for the Apollo missions
A Saturn V rocket
A Saturn V rocket
Stage 3 of the Saturn V
Stage 3 of the Saturn V
The moon lander
The moon lander
Moon buggy (used for testing on earth)
Moon buggy (used for testing on earth)
Nose cone
Nose cone
Lunar module
Lunar module
Front of lunar module
Front of lunar module
Myself and Gary as astronaunts
Myself and Gary as astronaunts
Front of a shuttle
Front of a shuttle
The cargo bay
The cargo bay
Back of a shuttle
Back of a shuttle
In the Rocket Garden
In the Rocket Garden
More rockets, including the earliest US one to carry a man into space
More rockets, including the earliest US one to carry a man into space

Las Vegas

The flight from Florida to Vegas got in too late to fly out to Arizona, so rather than spending the night in an airport I stayed over with Gary and family at the MGM Grand, had the following day in Vegas and then got an evening flight down to Tucson. It was as crazy a place as I remember it, and I got to see a place I hadn't the last time - the Stratosphere.

The lazy river at the MGM Grand
The lazy river at the MGM Grand
Above the MGM poker room
Above the MGM poker room
New Yorm, New York by day
New Yorm, New York by day
Now that's one big Cola bottle...
Now that's one big Cola bottle...
A view from the Stratosphere - 108 stories up
A view from the Stratosphere - 108 stories up
Me and the strip
Me and the strip
Looking left of the strip
Looking left of the strip
The same without me in the way
The same without me in the way
Looking away from Vegas
Looking away from Vegas
Another view of the distant mountains
Another view of the distant mountains
And another
And another
Some people dared go on this ride. I didn't.
Some people dared go on this ride. I didn't.
Looking down the strip; the big green area is a golf course
Looking down the strip; the big green area is a golf course
The Wynn
The Wynn
Yet another big hotel
Yet another big hotel
The tower belongs to the Venetian
The tower belongs to the Venetian
Casino Royale
Casino Royale
The "Eifel Tower" at the Paris hotel
The "Eifel Tower" at the Paris hotel
The Aladdin Hotel
The Aladdin Hotel
New York, New York by night
New York, New York by night

Picacho Peak

Along the road from Tucson to Phoenix is a place known as Picacho Peak. Near it are some quirky little shops selling all kinds of weird stuff, from postcards to cactus seeds to garden waterfalls to candle holders.

Not the peak itself, but a smaller one
Not the peak itself, but a smaller one
Looking the other way
Looking the other way
The peak to the right
The peak to the right

Desert Museum

The Desert Museum is a place to see (and, in some cases, smell) the animals the live in the deserts of Arizona up close. It's amazing how many of them (like the coyote) really blend into the desert landscape.

Inside a cave
Inside a cave
The lake inside the cave
The lake inside the cave
Lots of crazy rock formations
Lots of crazy rock formations
Stalactites
Stalactites
The cave entrance
The cave entrance
A Saguaro pokes into the air
A Saguaro pokes into the air
Mountain Lion
Mountain Lion
Black bear
Black bear
Mexican Wolf
Mexican Wolf
White Tailed Deer
White Tailed Deer
Prairie Dog
Prairie Dog
Prairie Dog
Prairie Dog
Lots of Saguaro
Lots of Saguaro
Desert terrain
Desert terrain
Yucca
Yucca
Desert and sky
Desert and sky
In the cactus garden
In the cactus garden
Coyote
Coyote
View to the distant hills
View to the distant hills
Javelinas
Javelinas
Javelinas
Javelinas
Lakes in the distance
Lakes in the distance
A distant peak
A distant peak
A parrot
A parrot
A couple of parrots
A couple of parrots
Big Horn Sheep
Big Horn Sheep

Gates Pass

The Gates Pass road winds through beautiful rolling mountain landscapes. The many viewing points, some of them requiring a little (but steep) hike to reach, allow you to see some great sights. I managed to capture some of the beauty.

Along the road through the pass
Along the road through the pass
Darkness falls on the hills as the sun hides away
Darkness falls on the hills as the sun hides away
Mountains
Mountains
A sweeping valley
A sweeping valley
By the first viewing point
By the first viewing point
View on the way up to a viewing point
View on the way up to a viewing point
The view that rewards the climb
The view that rewards the climb
Another view from the viewing point I climbed to
Another view from the viewing point I climbed to
And another
And another
And yet another
And yet another

Tucson

Tucson is the place that I stayed in Arizona (thanks to Erik). It's a growing city with plenty to do, and a good spot to see some beautiful Arizona sunsets.

The sun sets over the street where I was staying
The sun sets over the street where I was staying
Sombero Peak
Sombero Peak
Again, a bit closer up
Again, a bit closer up
A hat-trick of photos ;-)
A hat-trick of photos ;-)
The moon rises
The moon rises
A mural at the Tucson Museum of Art
A mural at the Tucson Museum of Art
Tucson railway station
Tucson railway station
This area is virtually never wet, but a lot of rain changed that
This area is virtually never wet, but a lot of rain changed that
Sand turns to mud after a rain storm
Sand turns to mud after a rain storm
Train in the distance
Train in the distance

Phoenix

Phoenix is the state capital of Arizona. It's a city complete with tall buildings and tons of shops, but is also set in some nice scenery. They were starting work on putting in a urban mass-transit system when I visited, so it seemed like the whole city was under construction!

The hole in the rock
The hole in the rock
A view on the way up
A view on the way up
The view through the hole
The view through the hole
The hole itself
The hole itself
Me sat in the hole
Me sat in the hole
A close up
A close up
Looking away from the hole
Looking away from the hole
The hole and the path up to it
The hole and the path up to it
A view from the walk down
A view from the walk down
Another shot of the rock and the start of the trail
Another shot of the rock and the start of the trail
Camel back mountains - looks like a camel laid down
Camel back mountains - looks like a camel laid down

Reid Park Zoo

This is Tucson's local zoo. We managed to get to it on a cool day, so lots of animals were outside rather than in hiding from the usual hot sun. The reason it was cool was because of a rain storm sweeping accross the city, and it was starting to rain more heavily just as we'd finished seeing everything - great timing.

Spectacled Bear
Spectacled Bear
Macaw
Macaw
Macaw, looking at the camera this time
Macaw, looking at the camera this time
A llama. It smelt. Bad.
A llama. It smelt. Bad.
Capybara
Capybara
Mugshot of the llama. It still smelt bad.
Mugshot of the llama. It still smelt bad.
Tapir
Tapir
Jaguar
Jaguar
Gibbon rule!
Gibbon rule!
A pair of Gibbon doing gymnastics
A pair of Gibbon doing gymnastics
Lions hiding in the grass
Lions hiding in the grass
A giraffe
A giraffe
Awww....
Awww....
The two giraffe
The two giraffe
Cockatoo
Cockatoo
Mandrill
Mandrill
A mandrill up close
A mandrill up close
One aldrabra tortoise gives another a pat on the back
One aldrabra tortoise gives another a pat on the back
Polar bear swimming...
Polar bear swimming...
...and taking some air.
...and taking some air.
White rhino
White rhino
Annoyed zebra running towards me...it hated the rain
Annoyed zebra running towards me...it hated the rain
An escaped peacock
An escaped peacock
An escaping peacock
An escaping peacock
Tiger
Tiger

Mountain Park

These are some shots from a dense chunk of dessert that I went rambling in. It was a very hot day so I didn't spend all and that long in it. Needless to say there are no marked paths, so you have to go carefully if you want to have any hope of getting back where you came from. One cactus looks much like another and your only real landmarks are the shapes of distant peaks.















Kitt Peak

The national observatory and Kitt Peak has a number of telescopes open for public viewing along with a 360 viewing gallery high up in one of them. They have the world's largest solar telescope along with some other enormous telescopes. Real research takes place there - it's a genuine working site used by many researchers from a long list of universitys (they actually have a list!)

Looking towards the Kitt Peak
Looking towards the Kitt Peak
A hill visible from the same area
A hill visible from the same area
Another view from our stopping point...
Another view from our stopping point...
...and another.
...and another.
Two of the telescopes
Two of the telescopes
One of the large telescopes
One of the large telescopes
The world's largest solar telescope
The world's largest solar telescope
A view from near the solar telescope towards Mexico
A view from near the solar telescope towards Mexico
Another view from the solar telescope...
Another view from the solar telescope...
...and another.
...and another.
Inside the solar telescope, looking up...
Inside the solar telescope, looking up...
...and down.
...and down.
Another nice view
Another nice view
Cloud casts a huge shadow
Cloud casts a huge shadow
Dark hills and clouds
Dark hills and clouds
A distant peak
A distant peak
Telescope on a hill
Telescope on a hill
An awful lot of ladybirds
An awful lot of ladybirds
This view stretched a long, long way
This view stretched a long, long way
A huge telescope with viewing gallery from a distance...
A huge telescope with viewing gallery from a distance...
...and closer up.
...and closer up.
From the viewing gallery...
From the viewing gallery...
...and another....
...and another....
...and another....
...and another....
...and another....
...and another....
...and another.
...and another.
The road up to Kitt Peak
The road up to Kitt Peak
Road of telescopes
Road of telescopes
Another amazing view down the mountain
Another amazing view down the mountain
Telescope innards
Telescope innards
Me with the telescopes
Me with the telescopes
A close up
A close up

Thanks!

Thanks very much to Gary and his parents, Ashley and Karen, for organising the flights and everything about the Florida and Vegas parts of the trip. Disney beat my expectations by a long way and I was in great company for the trip. Also a big thanks to Erik for inviting me to come and stay with him in Arizona again when I said I was coming to the US. It was nice to go back to Arizona and to have time to relax as well as go to some great places. Also, thanks to the nice family seated near to me on the flight back to the UK - they made a long journey pass much more quickly (and amusingly!)


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