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A wonderful gift given was the opportunity to be able to visit the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA this September 2011.

Of course no travelling would be complete without a mascot!   Our mascot - "AUSSIE DUCK" a firefighter toy duck came along for the most amazing ride!




Pictures of his adventures are all here - including those photos taken without Aussie Duck in them.


Our Adventures took us to Washington D.C and New York - from 8th September 2011 - 13th September 2011 - a very short visit overseas, but also a very emotional and memorable one.

Special Thanks to  - * Frank (German firefighter) for picking us up in New York
                                               * Ed Overton - for all our "local" tours of firehouses, and food experiences 
                                               * Bill Bennett (& Little Broderick) - for giving me a photography lesson at night i'll never forget!!
                                               * Joe McCarthy - for your love & support & guidance
                                               * Laura Horowitz - for our guided tour around New York
                                               * Jim & Cheryl Preston - for the hugs & support
                                                            and to Claudia Thomas &  Nancy Newsome for the supporting phone calls while in New York  

AND A HUGE SPECIAL THANKS to my MUM & DAD - Kerry & Neil - for giving us this once in a lifetime experience!! You were with us every step & every breath we took!!!



We saw :-
WASHINGTON D.C
       * The famous steps from the Exorcist
       * Franklin D Roosevelt Memorial Park
       * Lincoln Memorial
       * Vietnam Veterans Memorial
       * U.S. Capitol
       * White House
       * Fords Theatre
       * Smithsonian - Air & Space & American History
       * Arlington Cemetery including Arlington House, Tomb of the Unknowns, Marine Cops War Memorial (Iwo Jima)
       * Left at Union Station

WASHINGTON PHOTOS - Click HERE




NEW YORK
       * Arrived at Penn Station
       * Firehouse - Engine 219 - Ladder 105 (they lost 7 men on 9/11)
       * View of the city at night
       * Walked to the 9/11 Memorial service & saw St Pauls Cathedral
       * Clipper Ship cruise - saw the Statue of Liberty - then walked up Wall Street saw Stock Exchange and Trinty Church
       *  Engine 7 - Ladder 1 (no men lost)
       * 9/11 Memorial
       * Walked past 10 House  (6 men lost on 9/11)
       * FDNY Museum
       * Walked Brooklyn Bridge
       * Engine 205 - H&Ladder 118 ( 8 men lost on 9/11)
       * Rescue 4 (9 men lost 9/11)
       * Time Square
       * Had NEW YORK Pizza
       * Ladder 6 - Engine 9 - Satellite 1 -  Chinatown ( 6 men & Jay Jonas were found in the only surviving stairwell)
       * Central Park Zoo & Central Park

NEW YORK PHOTOS - Click HERE



T
o read alittle about Sept 11th 2001 - Click HERE