Strawberry Fields is very beautiful in it’s simplicity. A tranquil, meditative spot, it was a great choice for our picnic. We chose a spot and sat for quite a while, eating our snacks, writing, reading and soaking up the sun. It was glorious and so peaceful.
The whole memorial is breathtaking and so peaceful.The people visiting were very respectful – although I know that sadly, is isn’t always the case. As I looked up at President Lincoln’s carved, thoughtful face, I felt a sense of wonder and awe.
It’s quite a remarkable area, because rather than being buried below ground, the dead are interred in beautiful tombs above ground. This is due to the previously mentioned problem of the city being below sea level. This has led to the cemeteries being referred to as “cities of the dead” because they do resemble little clusters of houses.
So there you have it! Our amazing trip to Universal Studios, made all the more special by the unexpected visit the HP World! We really loved our day there, and we were completely knackered when we got back!
Alcatraz is really something else, it’s pretty surreal and a little bit creepy. It was so strange to imagine people actually living there, and to hear real accounts of both the prisoners and the people who worked and lived on the island. It was also fascinating to see all of the wildlife, it’s really quite beautiful.
I never thought I would travel. I never thought I would have enough money or time or courage to travel.