2004/03/13 - 2004/03/15

感謝 Will 這次辦的DC Trip. 雖然大家一路上一直不斷挑戰他的PM authority (誰負責辦活動誰就是Project Manager) 還不停拿他跟Faye比..(Faye上次負責的Flushing KTV 已經在大家心中奠定完美PM形象...比如說她有固定的地鐵路線,在月台的哪塊區域等車等等,非常的明確。上次地鐵樓梯上有碎玻璃,Faye馬上變身交通警察,導引我們繞道而行...等等),不過這次還是要感謝 Will 訂行程帶我們穿梭DC 地鐵站中..所以: BIG THANX, WILL!! p.s.感謝Carrie訂的St. Gregory Hotel... 使得我們不用住在Super8 Motel..

Thanks to Will for this DC trip. Although his PM authority keeps being questioned and challenged, we had a great time anyway. Faye is imcomparable so let's just give Will a break. Big thanks to Will.
Also, thanks to Carrie for picking the 4-star St. Gregory Hotel... Everyone dropped their jaws when they saw the room. It was WAY better than what we expected!!

3/13
早上10:50的巴士,到DC已經是下午三點了。這是Chinatown巴士停靠的地方,後面的Red Roof Inn 後來在我們離開那天晚上遍尋不著歇腳處之時,以Beer溫暖我們異鄉遊子的心~
Arriving in DC. The "Red Roof Inn" beyond was a big help on our last night of stay. We couldn't find any place to stay while we were waiting for our bus late at night.
又是Beckie又是綠(green),沒有照一張怎麼行呢~
What can I say? It's Beckie; it's Green. I had to take a picture of it! Didn't feel like eating in it though...
聽說是"the world's biggest Chinese Arch"?有這麼厲害嗎?不過我們對DC的chinatown最大的印象是:哇!怎麼這麼乾淨?這是chinatown嗎?
From some tour guide we have: It's the largest Chinese arch in the world. Wow, is it?? Anyway, our first impression of DC Chinatown is "Hey, it's gonna be wrong, It's too clean to be Chinatown!!"
晚上到the Mall 去現風.. 這是National Museum of Natural History 的台階。
On the staircase in front of National Museum of Natural History
又乾淨又明亮又安靜的地鐵站,讓我們這些紐約聳忍不住要照一張
So bright and clean and we can even TALK while the train comes!! Wow! It's amazing!
Georgetown。DC 我最喜歡的地方...很舒服,不管白天晚上都很美...真是夢想中的 town
不知道大家在這邊為什麼停留了一下,因為當時正在跟Ken問情報。
My favorite place in DC : Georgetown (p.s. the guy pushing the door is our PM Will) Actually I had no idea what we were doing there because I was on the phone with my friend, Ken at that time.
晚上的Georgetown
Georgetown at night
3/14
Spy Museum: Vijay 變身009(可以直撥美國大陸唷...)
Spy Musuem: Vijay the secret agent!!
前一天晚上照的華盛頓紀念碑
Washington Monument we were at one night before
隔天白天再去照一次,很可惜是陰天,顏色有點黯淡..
Washington Monument in the afternoon... pity it was cloudy
Will 和 Carrie 被我強迫帶這個無尾熊髮箍照相。這張照片告訴我們...髮箍真的是為有頭髮的人設計的...
前一天晚上只在門口照相的National Museum of Natural History。今天終於進來了...可惜大家逛玩Spy Museum都覺得累了,沒什麼精神,結果也沒什麼逛。要離開才發現最喜歡的古文物區都沒看到。感覺 DC 的這個博物館比較生動,因為有很多大大小小的標本,標本也不是都只做成標準動作,所以比較可愛。
Will and Carried were forced to put on the koala ears
浪子Ganesh 獨自矗立在荒野中....
發現 Ganesh 很容易變成我們鏡頭下的主角,大部分都是異鄉遊子那一類的。不過人家可是婆羅門出生的ㄟ...大家快頂禮!
The Good Guy Gan wandering in the wilderness
第一張全家福
First Group Photo
滴西街頭痞... 鏡頭晃到了,所以有點模糊...
大家從 Museum of Natural History 走到 Vietnam War Memorial 的路上。累到不行...
three gansgers
又來了:浪子 Ganesh 獨自走向蒼茫的暮色.....心頭思緒紛亂,想著國家未來世界和平...等等。不過佔大多數的部分為" #$%#$%.. 到底要走到什麼時候...??"
Oh, it's Good Guy Gan again!! Facing the horizon....wondering what is the true meaning of life... of ITP... of....the Good Guy Gan...
後來Ken問我說有沒有看到Forrest Gump的湖,我是不曉得啦...一路上就只看到這個湖,那..應該是吧....?
Da lake
Vietnam Veterans Memorial.... 記得很久以前看劉鏞的文章,講到有一個 memorial 在選作品的時候,大部分的人都設計高聳的紀念碑,只有一個女生設計一個深入地面的,後來獲選了。不知道是不是就是這個?
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Ganesh 當天晚上搭2:00am的車回紐約。送走 Ganesh 我們就跑到男生的房間玩牌,因為Vijay一直輸,我們就跟他說:風水很重要。後來他拿了兩個水瓶放在面前,果然運氣擋不住:猛贏!後來我們玩牌就會看到大家一定要拿個水瓶放在旁邊。
Good Fung-Sui brings Vijay good luck
3/15
到 Georgetown 的路上
原本Will打算坐1:00pm的車回紐約,可是大家起床就快12點了,所以就乾脆再逛一逛,坐5:00的車。剛好今天天氣很好,所以就到Georgetown U. 去走走。
A nice day. We woke up late so decided to go to Georgetown for brunch.
前一天晚上大家把零食都吃完了,只好出來找Brunch。問題是星期一中午12點,哪裡找得到Brunch? 後來在這家墨西哥餐廳終於看到 menu 有 omelette,坐在陽光下,端出來的餐點漂亮又好吃,真是一大享受。
p.s. 終於吃到比較像樣的omelette了,紐約的根本是炒蛋 :(
beautial day and bueatiful dishes
Georgetown University 耶!大學之旅又一章!
Georgetown University
Vijay 在紐約因為得不到校園的溫暖,看到大草坪忍不住幻想自己是其中的學生,完全融入其中...(嗚嗚嗚... 我也是啊...要是再唸書,我一定要找一個有campus的啦!)
Vijay longs for the campus... (so do I...)
這就是 Chinatown 一下車看到的 Red Roof Inn。因為我們回程等車等錯地方,上錯巴士,錯過原本 5:00 pm 的車。 下一班就是 2:00 am....所以我們很辛苦的想辦法熬過這段時間。 先是到Union Station去看了一場電影,出來以後10點,發現所有的店都關了,好不容易找了一家中國餐館有營業到兩點,問題是大家都不餓,根本吃不下.. 撐到11點,還是結帳出來:要找Bar,但是其中有人沒帶ID,又進不去,最後是這家Red Roof Inn 收留我們。因為是飯店附設的Bar 所以只有點酒的時候才check ID,總算有落腳地方了...
Missed the 5 pm bus. We were having beers at Red Roof Inn while waiting for the 2 am bus.
兩個小時怎麼熬?還是打牌吧!看到左方的鹽罐胡椒罐吧?這個就是仿前一天Vijay的水瓶風水而來的...
Playing cards for 2 hours. On the left: Carrie's Fung-Sui setting.
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