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My 2015 American Adventure- Philadelphia, Annapolis + Washington D.C.

After an incredible time in New York (I didn’t want to leave!) we hired a car and headed down the east coast stopping for a day or two along the way in Philadelphia, Annapolis and eventually Washington D.C. where we spent five days. It was great to explore smaller towns and neighbourhoods on the journey, especially the cute little sailing village of Annapolis! We were becoming pretty overwhelmed with the heat and humidity by now. When it gets hot in NZ there’s nothing better then heading to the beach and I was aching for a swim in the ocean! With a few misadventures along the way we eventually found an underwhelming but refreshing spot to swim. I think as kiwi’s we are ruined for the rest of the world, we’re so blessed our beaches are actually what paradise is made of! Washington was full of amazing history, monuments and museums. The home-made pop tarts from Ted’s Bulletin are pretty special too! I loved exploring all these places and I hope you enjoy a peek of the journey. Mountains, lakes and Californian coastline to come next time xx 

-Images are a mix of photos from my Canon 5D Mark III + iPhone 6-

Philadelphia- 

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After an incredible time in New York (I didn’t want to leave!) we hired a car and headed down the east coast stopping for a day or two along the way in Philadelphia, Annapolis and eventually Washington D.C. where we spent five days. It was great to explore smaller towns and neighbourhoods on the journey, especially the cute little sailing village of Annapolis! We were becoming pretty overwhelmed with the heat and humidity by now. When it gets hot in NZ there’s nothing better then heading to the beach and I was aching for a swim in the ocean! With a few misadventures along the way we eventually found an underwhelming but refreshing spot to swim. I think as kiwi’s we are ruined for the rest of the world, we’re so blessed our beaches are actually what paradise is made of! Washington was full of amazing history, monuments and museums. The home-made pop tarts from Ted’s Bulletin are pretty special too! I loved exploring all these places and I hope you enjoy a peek of the journey. Mountains, lakes and Californian coastline to come next time xx 

-Images are a mix of photos from my Canon 5D Mark III + iPhone 6-

Philadelphia- 

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Comments

  1. Denise

    July 30th, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    What great photos. An amazing journey!

  2. Patty Lagera

    July 30th, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    I love it all!!!!! So beautiful, Lydia. can’t wait to hear all about it xx must see you soon 🙂

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