Sunday, January 25, 2009

There and Back Again

Flew to JFK. Bussed it to D.C. Spent the night in a hostel. Was near the Lincoln Memorial at the 3rd jumbotron when Obama was sworn in. Bussed it back up to NYC. Walked around Central Park. Got a tattoo on my last night in the city. Flew back to Seattle/The Shire/home. The end.

Washington D.C.; International Student Center Hostel

Washington D.C.; The National Mall

New York City; landscape view from Central Park

New York City; en route to Union Square

New York City; NYU/Liz's dorm. Aubrey Jackson - fellow traveler and companion

New York City; East Village tattoo parlor
The alternative title of The Hobbit in runes translates to: There and Back Again

Gandalf:I am looking for someone to share in an adventure that I am arranging, and it's very difficult to find anyone.
Bilbo Baggins: I should think so — in these parts! We are plain quiet folk and have no use for adventures. Nasty disturbing uncomfortable things! Make you late for dinner!
-JRR Tolkien "The Hobbit"

Oh, the life of a weary traveler.

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