Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Our trip to the U.S.A. (22) -Going to Washington DC

We woke up very early on July 8th.
Marabeth took us in her car to New Haven to take the train to Washington DC.
On the way she had very bad news. A family member had died after a serious illness.
We were all so sorry about the news.We had anticipated that something like that might happen while we were in the States. We are grateful that during those difficult times for Marabeth's family we were not in the way and were travelling to Washington DC as it was prearranged.
New Haven Station








New York skyline






 WiFi on the train!See Barca on my tablet?

 Arrival in Washington DC with a storm on the horizon!

 When I looked at this view I said "Yes I am in the USA"

 A quick glimpse of the city.






 And then the rain started.

 We arrived safely at the suburbs where my life long pen friend Sophie and her family live.
We stayed at her parents' house and loved their guestroom!
 We then gathered around the television and looked at old photos I had brought in a small USB from my mum's photo album.
 And then we had a great dinner cooked by aunt Julia. Although this family and I are not related the fact that we have the same roots from Istanbul and our families stayed connected for so many years makes me feel as if they are my family, as if we are relatives. We so enjoyed our stay here from the very first moment!

(to be continued)

11 comments:

butterfly said...

More great photos , Lovely family you stayed with what fun.

Linda said...

Wonderful pictures Ariadne.

Linda

Mii Stitch said...

Must have been so lovely meeting your friends again :)

Iris mama goes vintage said...

Αριάδνη σε ευχαριστώ που μοιράστηκες τις στιγμές σας! Ένιωσα για λίγο ότι ταξίδευα μαζί σας! Να έχεις ένα υπέροχο ΣΚ κσι φιλιά πολλά!!!

Marie-Anne said...

Πολύ ωραίες φωτογραφίες!!! Είναι πάντα τόσο ωραίο να ξαναβρίσκεσαι με αγαπημένους ανθρώπους!
Περιμένω και την συνέχεια...
Φιλάκια!!!

Christina Andromeda said...

Αχ τι καλά που έχετε συγγενείς εκεί! Και πως σας φάνηκαν οι ΗΠΑ από κοντά; Είναι ωραία να μένεις εκεί;

Stella Papadopoulos said...

Your photos are excellent, bring me along on the journey. It is especially interesting about your connection with this family. We don't hear of such long lasting ties very often. This is a gift.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I enjoy travelling through your pictures!

Sarah in Stitches said...

Oooh, we took the Amtrak from New York to DC a couple of years ago. Isn't it a fantastic trip? I loved DC. Lovely pictures!

Christina Makri said...

Ωωωωω ζηλεύω! Δεν έχω βγει ποτέ εκτός Ευρώπης! Περιμένουμε την συνέχεια...

Thalia Tzellou said...

Υπέροχες φωτογραφίες Αριάδνη μου. Ευχαριστούμε που μας ταξιδεύεις μαζί σου. Εγώ δυστυχώς δεν έχω βγει ποτέ εκτός Ευρώπης και μου αρέσει πολύ να βλέπω φωτογραφίες. Όμορφες οι στιγμές σας με τους φίλους σας. Αναμένουμε τη συνέχεια. Πολλά φιλιά!!