This is a pictorial journal of the holiday that the Trundle Family took during the Sydney Olympics in the northern summer of 2000. We shot more than 550 chemical photos (not digital), however a much smaller set is shown here. We began in Paris after a brief stop in Singapore, but then drove into the country around Versailles, Mortagne au Perche, St Malo, Carnac, Tours. We eventually relocated to London, then hired another car and drove to Legoland, and caught up with relatives north of London. We also visited Stonehenge, Sherwood Forest, York, the Lakes, dodged a crippling petrol strike, wandered into Scotland, including Loch Lomond, the West Coast, Loch Ness, the Highlands (where we met friends). We drove around Ivan's old haunts in the Badenoch region, and visited Alexei's birthplace, Inverness. We sailed, played golf, rode horses, walked, and socialised. Flew back to London, and celebrated Ivan's birthday in both London and New York. New York was fabulous, and we enjoyed being tourists. We left New York for the West Coast and Anaheim (Disneyland and Universal Studios), staying in a luxury hotel in Los Angeles. What a great trip!

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As you can see, we are in New York - Chris in his element, making firewood
439 As you can see, we are in New York - Chris in his element, making firewood
Rebecca, Anna and Alexei dusting and sorting
440 Rebecca, Anna and Alexei dusting and sorting
Pip and Ruth admiring Rebecca, Anna and Alexei's efforts at ordering the world
441 Pip and Ruth admiring Rebecca, Anna and Alexei's efforts at ordering the world
Off to see Ms Liberty - the boat in front is appropriately-named 'The Beast'
444 Off to see Ms Liberty - the boat in front is appropriately-named 'The Beast'
She appears to be wearing running shoes
448 She appears to be wearing running shoes
Our tour guide anxiously confirming that the photographer has not fallen off the ramparts
449 Our tour guide anxiously confirming that the photographer has not fallen off the ramparts
All types of boat drift past the statue - from old schooners to ocean-going racers
450 All types of boat drift past the statue - from old schooners to ocean-going racers
A carefully composed shot highlighting the rigours of being a Sunday tourist in New York
452 A carefully composed shot highlighting the rigours of being a Sunday tourist in New York [bonus pic]
Battery Park spacemen abound on rainy days in New York
455 Battery Park spacemen abound on rainy days in New York
In the subway car, our guardian angel, Ms Liberty, takes care of two battle-scarred tourists
456 In the subway car, our guardian angel, Ms Liberty, takes care of two battle-scarred tourists
That's the Empire State Building soaring up into the fog
457 That's the Empire State Building soaring up into the fog
Pip in foreground attempting to emulate Flatiron Building in background - Ms Liberty observes
458 Pip in foreground attempting to emulate Flatiron Building in background - Ms Liberty observes
The Flatiron Building is very pointy, isn't it?
459 The Flatiron Building is very pointy, isn't it?
The small amount of rain that fell made the streets very scenic
461 The small amount of rain that fell made the streets very scenic
No travel compilation would be complete without a picture of our hotel room...
462 No travel compilation would be complete without a picture of our hotel room...
...nor without a picture of the magnificent Empire State Building
464 ...nor without a picture of the magnificent Empire State Building
Looking for the Executive Pass entrance in a very impressive marble foyer of the Empire State Building
465 Looking for the Executive Pass entrance in a very impressive marble foyer of the Empire State Building
A view to the south, towards the twin towers of the World Trade Centre
467 A view to the south, towards the twin towers of the World Trade Centre, and the financial district - Flatiron Building in foreground
Chris demonstrating to Pip that dropping film canisters from this height is illegal, and may hurt window cleaners
471 Chris demonstrating to Pip that dropping film canisters from this height is illegal, and may hurt window cleaners
The Chrysler Building really shone
473 The Chrysler Building really shone
A very comfy chair in Grand Central Station
474 A very comfy chair in Grand Central Station
The others attempt to squeeze onto a comfy chair, whilst a reclining cow looks on
475 The others attempt to squeeze onto a comfy chair, whilst a reclining cow looks on
Looking to break the world record for comfy chair sitting
476 Looking to break the world record for comfy chair sitting
If you squint, you can just make out the constellations on the ceiling
477 If you squint, you can just make out the constellations on the ceiling [fantastic QuickTime VR]
Loius Vuitton-modified BMW motorcycle near Rockefeller Center
483 Loius Vuitton-modified BMW motorcycle near Rockefeller Center
Same treatment to a scooter - of all things
485 Same treatment to a scooter - of all things
A walk in Central Park (Ivan was running at the time)
497 A walk in Central Park (Ivan was running at the time)
View from the hotel window - we loved the wooden water tanks
498 View from the hotel window - we loved the wooden water tanks
Hotel Beacon, Upper West Side
499 Hotel Beacon, Upper West Side
Museum of Natural History, only minutes from our hotel - worth a visit!
500 Museum of Natural History, only minutes from our hotel - worth a visit!
The dinosaurs were incredible, and thankfully dormant
504 The dinosaurs were incredible, and thankfully dormant
tree trunk was over 1260 years old
507 This tree trunk was over 1260 years old
Across the other side of USA - the Sheraton Anaheim, Los Angeles
509 Across the other side of USA - the Sheraton Anaheim, Los Angeles
Disneyland's Splash Mountain was brilliant
511 Disneyland's Splash Mountain was brilliant (Anna had five runs)
Anna was more apprehensive about the Temple of Doom... (Alexei has the big grin)
514 Anna was more apprehensive about the Temple of Doom... (Alexei has the big grin)
Drinks with the Birch family (Dave and Chris flew over from Brisbane just to join us) back at the Sheraton...
518 Drinks with the Birch family (Dave and Chris flew over from Brisbane just to join us) back at the Sheraton...
...whilst the kids played in the Games Room
519 ...whilst the kids played in the Games Room
And later that evening we dined al fresco by the fountain
520 And later that evening we dined al fresco by the fountain
The Sheraton thoughtfully provided a children's table with slightly less wine
521 The Sheraton thoughtfully provided a children's table with slightly less wine
The obligatory bedroom scene - a huge room with oodles of space
522 The obligatory bedroom scene - a huge room with oodles of space
Dave greeting Chris with a Romanian bear strangle. His method needs refinement, but the desired effect is realised.
523 Dave greeting Chris with a Romanian bear strangle. His method needs refinement, but the desired effect is realised.
Back to Disneyland yet again - we had a 3-day pass, which was ideal
524 Back to Disneyland yet again - we had a 3-day pass, which was ideal
We were dodging the water jets in the fountain that splurted overhead (barely visible here)
527 We were dodging the water jets in the fountain that splurted overhead (barely visible here)
That's Anna on the left
532 That's Anna on the left
The Disneyland train was more reliable than the monorail, and the concert (which was cancelled midway through!)
533 The Disneyland train was more reliable than the monorail, and the concert (which was cancelled midway through!)
Anna with a platonic friend
536 Anna with a platonic friend
Ivan, Anna and Alexei goofing around
537 Ivan, Anna and Alexei goofing around
Toon town ride - Alexei and Anna are waving their hands at the rear somewhere!
539 Toon town ride - Alexei and Anna are waving their hands at the rear somewhere!
These carp were lounging in one of the pools at the Sheraton...
542 These carp were lounging in one of the pools at the Sheraton...
..so we asked them to take our photo
540 ..so we asked them to take our photo
We went to the Disney Parade
543 We went to the Disney Parade
Mickey and the gang
548 Mickey and the gang
Re-filling the steam train after the parade
549 Re-filling the steam train after the parade
At Universal Studios, where an earthquake has caused the roadway to collapse into our subway station. The tanker is about to burst into flames...
551 At Universal Studios, where an earthquake has caused the roadway to collapse into our subway station. The tanker is about to burst into flames...
Since the subway was in New York, we were flooded immediately after the first catastrophe
553 Since the subway was in New York, we were flooded immediately after the first catastrophe
What a way to finish!
555 What a way to finish!

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