mercredi 15 janvier 2014

Off we go !!!!!


And we are off ! Our Road Trip is finally under way.
This week we will discover the intinerary....

Our flight from Paris CDG will land in Washington, D.C., capital of the USA



From there we will head to NYC, the "Big Apple"


Next stop is Boston, Massachusetts, 


and the 4th stop is Detroit, Michigan, home of Motown and cars




We discussed the many things we'd like to see in each city...

For DC : The White House, President Obama, the Capitol, the Washington Monument, the Zoo (panda bears), the National Air & Space Museum


and the Wednesday group even learned the "Pledge of Allegiance" :



In NYC ("The Big Apple"), we would like to see : the Statue of Liberty, Museum of Natural History, the Empire State Building, Times Square, Broadway (see a show), Rockefeller Center (ice skating rink), Lincoln Center, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Central Park (and its Zoo), FAO Schwartz (the world's largest toy store)

Also, we'd like to taste a real NY hotdog, bagels, and cheesecake !


In Boston ("Beantown"), we will walk the Freedom Trail, maybe see runners in the Boston Marathon, visit the harbor and the Aquarium, the Old North Church and thePaul Revere Statue. 

We can taste baked beans, seafood, and the famous Boston Cream Pie. Yum ! Nearby, we can visit the university campuses of Harvard and MIT. We might even go to a Boston Red Sox (baseball) game !

In Detroit ("Motor City", "Hitsville"), we will listen to Motown music   http://classic.motown.com
visit the Motown Museum

http://www.motownmuseum.org/story/motown/

and visit a car factory   http://experiencedetroit.com/automotiveheritagetours.htm


Here's the start of our road trip play list :

For DC :

John Philip Sousa, "The Washington Post March" : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOCxegQupMU

Mad Sole, "A DC State of Mind" : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LA0u7GCziA#t=107

The Postal Service, "The District Sleeps Alone Tonight" : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FqmJy8HzQI#t=119

Mambo Sauce, "Welcome to DC" : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yU6J0xCi69Y


For NYC :

Frank Sinatra, "New York New http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnNhNqtX1t4

Billy Joel, "New York State Of Mind" : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XO2l7qtyyBw

Jay-Z & Alicia Keyes : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rnr2wuAhYc

Sting, "Englishman In New York" : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_IMFIOGCFc

Manhattan Transfer, "Boy From New York City" : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7YsE-wQn9c


For Bston :


Augustana,  « Boston »


For Detroit : 

http://www.sevenstreets.com/the-seven-best-detroit-songs/  (Heatwave, Superstition, anything Motown, basically …)













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