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四处游荡的艾小柯

四处游荡的艾小柯

My Little Travel World


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结婚纪念之灵异之旅(上)


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 结婚纪念之灵异之旅

2005年7月 

 

话说小柯和大伟结婚转眼两年了,结婚纪念偏偏赶上正忙的时候。于是两个夜猫子半夜嘀嘀咕咕,又上网搜寻了一番,终于决定干脆奔着新奥尔良周边的这些大种植园去好了,充分体会一下南部浪漫闲适的仲夏时光。
 

新奥尔良附近最著名的种植园豪宅当属Oak Alley Plantation,庭院豪华,景色绝美,门口一条300年老橡树枝蔓错落布成的林阴大道气势宏伟,实属一日游的绝佳去处;可惜我们打算过夜,而豪宅里面的房间只供游览,不对外出租。Oak Alley Plantation旁边的Laurel Creole Plantation是附近唯一详细介绍南部奴隶工作生活历史的种植园,只有白天的带解说游览,没有房间出租。这样一来,新奥尔良附近一个小时车程内看来是没有合适我们的庄园了。

Oak Alley Plantation:

 

Laura Plantation:

 

小柯痴心不改,大伟也是不撞南墙不回头的硬脾气。两人翻箱倒柜找出路易斯安那州周边旅游指南(Off the Beaten Path)详细搜索,厚厚的书也没个什么头绪。两个人大眼对小眼正发呆呢,小柯突然灵机一动想起来两年前我们去过的Angola Prison Rodeo,也就是安哥拉囚犯斗牛大会的附近好像有不少庄园,包括一个著名的闹鬼庄园。斗牛本来普通,隔壁的德州牛仔牛妹满大街;可说起来这个囚犯斗牛大会,那可真是美国一景,有机会在每年4月和10月来路易斯安那旅游的游客一定不要错过这场盛事。小柯在开讲鬼故事之前不妨先介绍介绍这个疯狂的斗牛大会,反正七拐八绕的也能和后面的闹鬼庄园扯上点关系。

这个斗牛大会每年两次在路易斯安那首府Baton Rouge(巴吞鲁日)西北边不到一个小时车程的安哥拉镇举行。小小的安哥拉镇名不见经传,也没什么历史人文景观,来路易斯安那旅游的人大都冲着灯红酒绿歌舞升平的新奥尔良市去,本来谁也想不到去这个鸟不生蛋的乡村小镇去逛。唯一可能吸引游人的卖点那就是安哥拉镇地处61号公路尽头,而61号公路上有很多著名的大庄园豪宅,距离安哥拉镇小镇没多远的St. Francisville(圣佛朗西斯郡)更有200多年的历史,每年倒也吸引了不少美国人去“考古”。

正因为安哥拉镇处于61号公路尽头,再往下就是汹涌的密西西比河,州政府决定在这里修建一个州立重犯监狱,关进来的都是死刑或其他终身监禁的重刑囚犯。进出只有一条窄窄的61号公路,量他们越狱也跑不了多远。囚犯们的日子也很枯燥,被关在这个信息闭塞的南方小镇上,跑也没的跑,待着也无聊,平时除了养养牛啊马啊的也没什么好干。于是不知道哪位英勇的狱长决定让囚犯们自娱自乐:在监狱里举办斗牛大会。第一界斗牛大会始办于1965年,囚犯们和狱卒都空前兴奋,大会超级成功!

再说回这安哥拉镇。小镇看着只有几步之隔的圣佛朗西斯郡每年开无数大大小小的节日召集游客来聚会赶集自己也很不甘心,可又没啥自然资源,心里这个急啊。正在没辙之际,囚犯们的斗牛大会吸引了镇长的注意。小柯认为,这镇长一定是个绝顶聪明的人,用时髦的话说,就是大刀阔斧的新时代的改革者啊,果断的决定将囚犯斗牛大会公开变成旅游项目。斗牛于1967年公开,两年内吸引了周边无数游客,于是镇长进一步决定投资修建拥有4500个座位的大斗牛场,专门为囚犯斗牛大会服务。大斗牛场从1969年投入使用,每年都吸引大批游客,不仅是路易斯安那人和周边的南方人,很多美国各地的游客大老远的专门飞到新奥尔良再开车过来看呢!安哥拉囚犯斗牛大会迅速超越圣佛朗西斯郡成为61号公路上最著名的景点之一。

说了半天,这囚犯斗牛大会到底跟一般的斗牛有什么不同?一般的斗牛规规矩矩的,无非是一群勇猛或自认勇猛的青年男女骑到野牛或野马背上看谁待得时间最长。这个囚犯斗牛大会除了前面开场的儿童马术表演外,所有的参加着都是囚犯,他们穿着跟动画片里一模一样的白底黑色横条纹的囚犯服,坐在场地边缘跃跃欲试。斗牛项目也跟一般的大不相同,最著名的是“囚犯扑克牌大赛”。四个囚犯坐在一张牌桌四边假装在玩牌,但桌子上半张牌都没有。没一会,牛栏里放出一头长着锋利尖角的凶猛公牛。因为桌子和椅子都被漆成红色,所以牛会没命的向玩牌的四个人顶去。谁最坐得住,最后一个逃跑或者被顶飞谁就赢,奖品是现金。除此之外还有很多滑稽疯狂的类似项目,什么滚木桶,救同伴,疯牛挤奶等等,绝对让人看得目瞪口呆,佩服美国人的想像力,同时也感慨这些无聊透顶的囚犯们。反正小柯是头一次看到这么多兴高采烈喜气洋洋的囚犯,真比过春节还热闹那! 

小柯跟大伟旅行的日子在7月,跟这个斗牛大会暂时扯不上关系。不过当年从斗牛大会回家的路上看到著名的闹鬼庄园,Myrtle Plantation,一直都想来看看究竟是怎么回事。小柯巴巴的打电话去,满怀希望的问价格,一晚上$250!而且闹鬼的屋子还都租出去了,只剩下豪宅后面的客房(Carriage House)。没辙,还得重新琢磨地儿!

7月天又湿又潮,小柯踅摸要是去个有水的地方估计会比较凉爽,晚上在水边唱唱《在水一方》也挺浪漫,反正美国鬼子们也听不懂小柯唱什么。正巧和一个朋友谈及此事,她强烈向小柯推荐她曾经去过的一个Bed & Breakfast(早餐旅馆)。这个Bed & Breakfast是美国一种比较特别的旅馆,一般都是住在房东家里,房间不多,房子一般都属豪宅,按天收费,租一周的话有折扣。每天早晨房东提供早点,所有房客围桌而坐,边吃边聊,是个了解美国人生活起居的绝佳方式。

朋友推荐的这家叫Rosemond Lake Bed and Breakfast,坐落在圣佛朗西斯郡和安哥拉镇之间的丛林小径深处,紧邻玫瑰丘湖(Rosemond Lake),最近的地方离湖边也就不到20米,湖光林色,风景优美;到了夜晚更是人烟稀少,静谧安详。后院备有鱼竿,脚踏船和划浆船供房客免费使用。房子旁还有摇椅,吊床供游人作浪漫幸福状自拍。秋季时候房子四围和湖边的树会燃起熊熊的红叶之火,衬着房前的绿草黄花,活脱脱就是明信片里的世外桃源。

玫瑰丘湖早餐旅馆总共有四间房出租:两间大的,卫生间里带双人按摩浴缸,每晚$125;两间稍微小点的自带普通浴缸,价格便宜许多,$75。房间有限,去之前一定记得先打电话预约(225- 635-3176)。每个房间都至少有一面窗户直接面对着玫瑰丘湖。夜半十分两个半醉的人坐在窗边喝着红酒看窗外仲夏夜里湖水泛起微微鳞波,倒映着半圆的清月,再执手相看笑眼那么眉来眼去一下,哈哈,估计就连琼瑶奶奶也要陶醉了……

玫瑰丘湖早餐旅馆的位置

 

 

玫瑰丘湖早餐旅馆的秋天

我们住的“日出房间”:

从房间窗户里看日落

 

小柯的浪漫幻想在到达玫瑰丘湖早餐旅馆后迅速破灭。不是景色不美,也不是房间不好;事实上正是因为房子里的游戏太多设施太好让大伟眼睛迅速冒出狼一般的绿光,仿佛饿了三年第一次看到猎物的野兽,眼睛死死盯着游戏室里的Brunswick台球桌,嘴里发出怪兽般的呓语。新奥尔良一般酒吧里的台球案子都比较破,球也轻,怎么都玩不出在国内时那种球球撞击的清脆声响和爽脆质感。这个7成新的球桌立刻成了大伟两天的新宠,小柯只好无奈的舍命陪君子了。啊,我的浪漫计划…… 星光、月夜、湖水、呢喃……全都通通泡汤了,替代的是小柯撞球技术的显著提高。

房东Ms Jeane是个健谈的白人老太太,十分好客,尤其做得一手美味早餐。早餐在9点,过时不候。小柯和大伟都非常喜欢加了辣椒奶酪(Pepper Jack Cheese)的烤蛋饼,配以浇上正宗槭枫糖浆抹上黄油的爱心薄烤饼和两条口味浓重猪肉小煎肠,再喝一口新鲜的橙汁,感受沐浴在南方清晨略带湖水湿气的阳光——原来两个夜猫子久违了的早晨竟然这么美好!

当然,这次旅行的目的可不仅仅是来享受一下南方的悠闲生活,虽然在整个过程中小柯一直固执的幻想自己在体验《简.爱》或者《飘》里描述的庄园主门农闲时腐朽的资产阶级生活,虽然书里的太太小姐们每天不仅要打扮的象去赶集,还要读书、唱歌、跳舞;绅士们还要玩牌、打猎、骑马。而这个玫瑰丘湖早餐旅馆甚至不是真正的庄园!它始建于1963年,当时作为玫瑰丘湖周围居民的私人会所,后来改为餐馆。Ms Jeane的儿子Jon 1992年买下了这幢占地近3顷的房产作为母亲的养老场所,当年10月早餐旅馆开张。和真正的种植园豪宅相比,玫瑰丘湖早餐旅馆实在算不上有特色,但这是直接坐落在湖边的唯一一家早餐旅馆。即使小柯马上就要说到的Myrtle庄园在景色上也无法和其媲美。大伟早对小柯希奇古怪的白日梦和莫名其妙的怪想法习以为常了,什么《飘》啊,贵族们的社交啊到了他耳朵里不过是Blah,Blah,Blah;他更高兴在经历了一个半小时的湖上泛脚踏船的体力活之后我不再逼他去划手划浆船,于是无比兴奋的答应陪我去小柯向往以久的闹鬼庄园。

Ms Jeane和儿子Jon

 

这个闹鬼的Myrtle庄园距离玫瑰丘湖早餐旅馆15分钟车程,就坐落在61号公路边。这个庄园在美国可是大名鼎鼎啊,据说是整个南方第一灵异鬼屋,全美第十三怪异场所。FOX和Discovery频道都对它有专门报道和纪录片(Unsolved Mystery 系列),至今仍无法解释频繁发生在这幢房子里的怪事。当然Myrtle庄园还是很美的,加上名气又大,自然吸引了不少电影公司来这里取景。很多演员都亲身撞鬼,吓的半夜跑掉再也不敢回来。包括全美妇女偶像Oprah Winfrey,一次包下了整个楼上的四间房,却在午夜匆匆迁出,一直拒绝向任何媒体或者庄园人员解释是什么原因。敢在这里过夜的人绝对称得上勇敢者,原因听完小柯讲下面的鬼故事们就清楚了。


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Houston二日行


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Houston二日行——2004年7月

 

艾小柯
 

 

2004年7月,美国的国庆节要放假三天。我和大伟打算用这点时间出去转转,但是又不想去远的地方,于是两个人半夜琢磨了半天打算去新奥尔良旁边最近的大城市休斯敦去逛逛,说不定还能在某个注定的时间偶遇姚明呢。

计划已定,我们7月2号礼拜五中午出发,开车向休斯敦前进。Houston总体说来就是“大”。晚上10点开始进城,从I-10转45号路,立刻就要在100米内马上要穿过5条车道下高速,我紧张得手心冒汗,拼命抓着车门上的扶手。在downtown连单行路都有4个车道,我和大伟这种小城市的乡下人一开始都不会拐弯了。那天晚上的月亮是又大又圆,低低的,黄黄的,透过点点灯光的林立高楼,在深蓝的夜幕下窄窄的露出半个脸来,让人觉得这个城市那么的不真实。

休斯敦 downtown

 

按照计划,我们7月3号一早去了Johnson Space Center。Johnson Space Center是NASA三个航天中心之一,主要致力于宇航飞船遥控和太空站的研发。整个航天中心面积非常大,接待游客的只是一小部分。总体感觉是展览主要面向孩子和青少年,以航天知识的教育为主。展厅里有各种各样的机器人动物,各式各样的宇航服,模拟宇航飞船推进器,和每半小时一次的介绍宇航员太空生活的模拟太空舱。这里还有一个IMAX电影,放映四场不同的介绍人类太空探索发展和太空站知识的大屏幕电影。我和大伟最感兴趣的是参观NASA的航天设施和宇航飞船的主控制站。这两个项目都是包括在门票里的,就是需要排很长时间的队。小火车带着我们在巨大无比的航天中心里穿梭,我们参观了真正的火箭(退役后的),仍在使用中的模拟太空站和宇航飞船,飞船救生舱等。

NASA Johnson Space Center

 

退役的 Saturn V 火箭

 

展厅里悬挂的宇航服

离Space Center不远有一个海边小城叫Kemah,沿海的Board Walk遍布了各种Boutique小店:玻璃制品,装饰品,首饰,衣服,帽子店… 看得我眼花缭乱。在一家叫Lost Iquana的店里竟然看到了卖地道中国纸扇的,还有古董食盒,各式的古董梳妆台,木头衣箱,每一样都让我爱不释手,就是可惜没银子买。 大伟挑了一把“难得糊涂”的纸扇作纪念,得意洋洋的假扮楚留香。逛完了小店,站在海边的游乐园边看小孩子坐超级翻转海盗船大头向下的吱吱尖叫,远处有星星点点的帆船。

Kemah的摩天轮

 

中午饭是在著名的Aquarium Restaurant吃的。这家店在休斯敦共有两家分店,其实在我们住的Hyatt附近就有,不过据说Kemah在海边的这家味道更好。餐馆共有三层,里面有三个巨型鱼缸, 其中一个圆柱型的更是从一层直通到三层。每个鱼缸里都有各式各样的闪闪发光的热带鱼。最大的鱼缸有500加仑水,三条鲨鱼,两条sting ray,一只海龟和无数叫不出名字的巨型鱼。每天上午11点和下午5点半的喂鱼时间所有的鱼都会出来,场面煞是壮观。客人吃饭的时候就坐在这些巨大鱼缸的旁边,边吃边看这些闪闪发光的水中精灵。天气好的时候客人还可以坐在二楼的平台上眺望不远处大海和帆船。当然restaurant最重要的还是吃啦!我要了一个香煎雪鱼,大伟点了fried shrimp sandwich。这个三明治比较特别,不是一般的面包夹心,而是用类似墨西哥卷饼的软薄饼把馅卷起来吃,里面不知道放了什么调味酱,香而不腻,好味的很。加上fried calameri(炸鱿鱼圈)作开胃,两个人吃了个沟满壕平外加打包:味道真是呱呱叫。下次来Houston这个地方我一定忘不了!吃饱喝足去看广场上的小孩和地面喷泉玩,一个个的都被淋得透湿,阳光下的笑容那么灿烂。旁边有很多carnival游戏,我和大伟去玩喷水游戏,每人一把水枪,面前有一个旋转的圆盘,圆盘中间有一个小孔,圆盘连着一个可以活动的柱子,柱子上有一个毛绒玩具。游戏的目的是把水射进这个小孔里,谁射得多,谁的玩具就上升的快,最快的一个人赢得自己柱子上的玩具。大伟一举夺魁,给我赢了个打拳击的Scooby Doo。我是满载而归,不过大伟就有些郁闷:跟我们一起玩的都是小孩子,他很不好意思赢了人家小孩,于是拉着我就跑。

水族馆餐厅内部

 

晚上自然是去泡吧,我们这两个不夜城来的人怎么能放过这样的机会好好比较两个城市的夜生活呢!在downtown走了一路,穿过无数条街,基本没有看到有现场表演的酒吧,看来休斯敦的夜生活跟New Orleans完全不是一个风格。后来倒是在一家餐厅的院子里看到有人在拉小提琴,我和大伟进去喝了个Martini, 烛光摇曳,微风习习,倒也很浪漫。逛逛走走,大部分的地方都是比较强劲的DJ音乐,看来也只能跳舞了。可惜跳舞的地方不是teenager聚集,就是需要加收门票并需super dress up的地方,大伟没穿皮鞋,进不去。 唉,休斯敦downtown的夜生活和我们这种习惯了现场爵士乐表演的休闲风格比较不吻合,一点都不来电。不过也许uptown会好些吧。

7月4号过得比较没有计划。上午去了百利大街的中国城买了一堆馒头,然后去老四川吃饭。地道的水煮肉和辣子鸡把我的胃都快烧化了。下午去看博物馆区的Menil collection。Menil collection是John and Dominique de Menil的私家珍藏,于1987年6月向大众开放。馆藏几乎一万五千件艺术品,大部分是现代艺术品,尤其是20世纪以后的超现实主义作品,比如毕加索的真迹。同时另外三区同时展出史前文物,拜震廷与中世纪作品,和种族部落艺术。只可惜我们来的时间不对,假日不开门。但是透过巨大的玻璃门还是能看到两幅巨大的花草油画,我一下子就被迷住了,以致后来回想起来心中还全是那斑斓的色块,遗憾了好久。博物馆所处的小区非常漂亮幽静,鸟语花香。大部分的房子都是single house,每栋都有自己的特色,很多是砖石结构的老房子,漂亮的雕花玻璃门们仿佛在诉说着房子里的秘密故事。偶尔会看到金发美女趴在树荫下的草坪上看书。如果将来住在Houston的话这个地方肯定是首选。没看成著名的Menil Collection, 我们去了第二个地方作代替:Museum of Fine Arts,不过没看到太多的让我心动的艺术品,可能是因为正在举办Latin American Inverted Utopia展览的缘故,雕塑品比较多,而我更喜欢看画。不过在二楼有玛雅文化的展览,很多早期雕塑的风格非常写实,真实到让人大吃一惊的程度。比如说一对裸体男女的小陶像,整体形象非常可爱,圆滚滚的好像动画片里一样,但是跟一般裸体雕塑的点到即至不同,裸女的下体被特意做出一道凹陷。我是头一次看到这么大胆写实的雕塑,又是快1000 年前的东西,很是意外呢。

Menil Collection

 

Menil Collection 大门

 

 

玛雅陶艺

 

晚上Houston Symphony在Miller Outdoor Theatre举办露天音乐会,之后燃放焰火。Miller Outdoor Theatre 位于休斯敦市中心的Herman Park中,近邻Rice University,环境十分优美。这里经常会举办免费的露天音乐会,是休斯敦人休闲的一个好去处。我们傍晚早早的就到了,在草地上占了个好位置,边吃边听。很多家庭也是全员出动,领着小孩,带着小狗,全家席地而坐。第一部分的交响乐大部分是爱国主义教育的传统曲目,中间也上来一个本地电台的知名主持人朗诵了一段歌颂独立战争中英勇捐躯战士的诗篇,看来爱国主义教育的形式真是世界大同啊。第二部分是脍炙人口的流行歌曲,我们旁边的大人小孩都是边听边唱,气氛十分热烈。最后一曲是柴可夫斯基的18进行曲,两边的15个炮台轮流发炮,场面十分壮观。礼炮也揭开了国庆焰火的序幕,所有的人都抬头望天,看美丽的礼花在夏日夜空绽放。空气里弥漫着淡淡的火药气味,混合着若有若无的青草味道和浓郁的烤热狗的香气。

露天音乐会

 

礼炮

 

在漫天的焰火中,我们起程开夜车回家。一路上,在5个车道的高速路最高处,无数的车都打着紧急灯停在路边欣赏美丽的焰火(大伟对美国的焰火十分失望,说还不如中国一个县城的规模,我就冲他吐舌头)。我们这两个小城市的小人物飞快的经过,努力追赶这个不属于我们的大城市的速度。大伟叹了口气说“回家啦!” 嗯,回家,真好。

 


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圣安东尼奥逃难旅记


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圣安东尼奥逃难旅记

 

艾小柯

 

        2003年9 月14日,在南加勒比海形成的4级飓风Ivan (伊万)兵临美国墨西哥海湾,所有住在南部海湾的居民都如临大敌,尤其是New Orleans(新奥尔良)这个具有悠久历史的美国著名港口坐落于一片沼泽地中,整个城市位于海平面以下10英尺。如果飓风直接登陆扫荡,新奥尔良将变成一座水城,就好象电影“未来水世界”一般。从13日到14日早晨伊万形势越来越不妙,大部分学校已经停课,市长也紧急建议大家能走就走。13日晚全城出动购买应急物资,听说在Wal-mart(沃玛特超市)水和食物都基本上卖空了,最长的队要排一个半钟头,整个城市如大难临头一般,所有商店的玻璃都用木板钉了起来。

      我们本来是打算把窗户贴好,东西搬到高地再囤积点水粮严防死守的,后来形势日益严峻,朋友们也拼命的打电话商量走不走,走到哪里去。我们这才上网去紧急定酒店,那时候连休斯顿等在新奥尔良附近6小时路程内的范围都已经什么都定不到了。开始打算去圣路易斯朋友的家里躲两天,但后来要带上一个朋友,还是觉得诸多不便,就又试了试San Antonio(圣安东尼奥),正好我和大卫也早有到那里旅游的打算。没想到竟然让我们在www.hotwire.com上定到了当天在River Walk(圣安东尼奥市内的旅游景点,是一条沿河路)边上的三星级酒店,还特别便宜(一天才$55,税后)。所以最后临时决定向圣安东尼奥出发了。

      前10个钟头都是以每小时5到10英里的速度前进的。听说I-10(高速公路)上动都动不了,我们特意选了另一条人比较少的绕远的90号公路,可是都一样。路上被迫停下来无数次,看前后两面都是望不到边的车流,两旁都是沼泽,进退不得啊!尽管大家都很焦急的盼望能动起来,公路上仍然是秩序井然。我们后面的越南大婶偷空下车溜狗,右边的老哥干脆把左脚伸出窗外超级悠闲驾驶。我们也下了车无聊的在桥上找沼泽地里有没有藏着美国鳄鱼。在Lafayette(拉菲特),位于路易斯安那州西部)之前的加油站大多都没有87号油了,等着加高标号油的车挤满了小小的加油站。附近的小餐厅比如subway (赛百威) 什么的都关门了,好不容易找到一个厕所也要排队20分钟,闹得我在车上都不大敢喝水了!就这样蜗牛一般爬了10个钟头之后,终于于半夜12点开出了100英里之外的拉菲特,车速总算可以提高到50英里左右。4个小时之后到达休斯顿,车终于少了。我们快马加鞭在凌晨7点赶到了圣安东尼奥的旅馆。在前台签到的时候还不停听到有人给酒店打电话要求保留预定的房间,一问都是从路易斯安那逃难出来的,还在路上呢!

       一夜(其实是上午)无话。三个人大睡到下午三点起床,大卫不耐烦的等我们两个女生打扮停当之后,一行三人就开始了圣安东尼奥之旅。圣安东尼奥是德克萨斯州第二大城市,最著名的经典就是River Walk和Alamo (一座著名的教堂名称) 。小河哪里都有,没有什么特别的;不同的是经过两百多年的建造,圣安东尼奥河变成了一条风景秀丽的“地下河”。整个市中心街道“悬浮”于河岸之上,街角有或盘旋或风格现代的楼梯通入河边。一下楼梯简直豁然开朗!河水曲折蜿蜒,每隔几十米就会有如苏州园林般的石拱桥横跨而过。河中无数的鱼儿游来游去,成群结队的野鸭和鸳鸯向游人讨食。河两边五步一楼,十步一景,各种树木花草参差掩映,没有建筑的地方要么是各种风格的小喷泉,要么是色彩浓郁的马赛克图画。难怪美国人要称圣安东尼奥 是美国威尼斯了。河两旁的各种建筑除了酒店,最多的就是各种风格口味的餐厅了。每家餐厅都装饰得别具特色,墨西哥风格的会有穿着绿白红三色大圆裙的女侍在门口招徕顾客,意大利餐厅就用紧邻河岸的彩色拼花圆桌和美丽的餐具来吸引游人,一家叫“湘苑”的中国餐厅更是在门口挂起了无数展大红灯笼,窗内依稀的烛光让人想起了五百年前的梦幻秦淮。不过圣安东尼奥的秦淮河演奏的却是标准的墨西哥音乐。各家餐厅都有盛装打扮的墨西哥乐队巡回表演,有清一色的男子乐队,也有清一色的女子乐队,一般是5到6个人,大提琴,小提琴,萨克斯,吉他,单簧什么都有,而且个个都能唱。他们会走到在河边用餐的游客旁问需不需要音乐助兴,价格并不贵,什么曲子都会,即使不要,他们也都笑盈盈的离开。个人认为这么周到的服务最适合情侣周年纪念或者求婚啦!

 

River Walk

 

河边的Ben&Jerry冰激凌店

 

         我和同行的女生都是酷爱美食之人,自然哪家都不舍得放过,仔细研究放在门口的菜单;可惜是越看越迷惑,因为哪家的食谱都写得那么诱人,真是不知道该到哪大快哚颐。我们总共在River Walk吃了三次饭:15号晚上最终决定还是吃墨西哥餐。本来的克萨斯州以前就是墨西哥的领土,经过了Alamo战役独立出来后也还是保留了墨西哥的风格,建筑,美食,服饰。我们在Original Mexican (原味墨西哥餐厅) 点了最具特色的Nachos, Fajita和Enchilada。Nachos是类似炸薯片的一种开胃前盘,不同的是薯片上要浇上融化的奶酪和烤的烂熟的红豆,有的还要加上剁碎的烤鸡肉或牛肉,越吃越香。Fajita很有些中国铁板牛柳的味道,也是一个黑色的铁盘,吱吱冒着热气的端上来,里面有烤的外焦里嫩的牛肉或鸡肉,配上蔬菜沙拉,墨西哥炒饭,招牌烤红豆和酸奶油。吃的时候先拿一张类似于中国的荷叶饼的小圆面饼,把所有的东西都放进去卷起来,大咬一口,M, M, yummy (好吃)~~~. Enchilada是在美国非常流行的正规墨西哥菜,尤其是对于奶酪爱好者来说。一般的中国人可能会不太习惯奶酪的浓烈味道,我也是在美国生活了两三年后才开始爱上这种超级催肥厚重美味的。Enchilada的配菜和Fajita差不多,不同的是除了沙拉,各种东西都已经卷好放在小面饼里,之后小面饼上被浇上厚厚的融化了的奶酪,浓香四溢,美味异常。我们三个人是吃了个沟满壕平还剩了不少。没办法,这的盘子都超大!酒点了Margarita (马格利特,一种鸡尾酒)。这里Margarita都是超大杯,最大的有60盎司,大概有一斤半牛奶那么多,估计全喝完了肯定能一头载倒到河里变洛神!我不要做洛神,我的小鱼Gene还在新奥尔良朋友家里等着我回去呢,所以我只点了个16盎司的桃子味道margarita小酌一番。大卫要了当地的啤酒:Lone Star (孤星),看来德克萨斯人时刻不忘自己的孤星共和国啊!

露天墨西哥餐厅

 

鸡肉Fajita

 

孤星共和国

 

 

德克萨斯州旗

 

      吃饱喝足我们沿河前行,坐上了水上游船。时间刚好是下午6点左右,马上就要日落,温柔的阳光透过河岸边层层的树荫照上船来,两岸歌舞升平,那滋味真是神仙也难求!

        16号本来打算起个大早好好利用时间来弥补昨天多耗在路上的工夫,可惜闹钟没响,只好起来以后直接去吃中饭了。River Walk虽然在地图上看着挺长,可在河上的街道走起来却没多远:街道都是四平八达的不象自然形成的河道那么蜿蜒曲折。我们先走路去Alamo参观了一翻。这场200年前的著名战役在美国人心中就跟甲午海战一样壮烈神圣,歌曲诗词电影都在不停的传诵。Alamo原来是一座教堂,在德克萨斯州对抗墨西哥独裁者Santa Anna的战争中,32位勇士和近200名无名英雄退守于此和Santa Anna的大军对抗了13天,直到1836年3月6日寡不敌众,Alamo被攻陷,32位英雄全部阵亡。这场战役代表了德克萨斯人民顽强不屈争取自由的决心,更是美国英雄主义的实证。不过实话实说,对于我们三位传承5000年文明史,膜拜过无数古老战争的中国人来说,200年前的Alamo实在无法引起强烈的共鸣。尊敬是肯定的,而且十分感叹任何人都不用买门票来参观这么著名的文化遗址和博物馆,但我们只在Alamo逗留了40分钟左右就心不在焉的要深入River Walk去吃午饭了。

        Alamo就在River Walk边Hyatt (凯悦)酒店的对面。穿过Hyatt豪华的喷泉和一直通到酒店大堂的小桥流水,我们又回到了香气四溢的River Walk。这回不用挑来挑去了,我们直接来到了我上次来圣安东尼奥时超级称赞的County Line BBQ(乡村线烧烤)餐 馆。吃烤肉不用顾及形象,我们女生也都奋臂出袖,三个人风卷残云吃光了开胃蘑菇,烤猪排,牛排,沙拉,薯条和蒜容土豆泥。我们一致认为这顿真是吃的爽!吃饱了,River Walk也逛的差不多了,著名的5星级La Mansion酒店前Jennifer Lopez(珍尼佛.洛佩兹,美国著名影星)拍电影坐过的石拱桥上也留下了我们的倩影,下一步当然是去购物了!

La Mansion酒店

 

         虽说River Walk附近有一家超级大mall(购物中心),什么名牌应有尽有,但是更对我们这些穷学生胃口的却是在美国历史最悠久的墨西哥市场:Market Square (市场广场)。地方虽然不大,布局有点象批发市场,但是里面确实好店连连—-如果你也象我一样喜欢特色手工艺品。墨西哥风格的彩色大圆帽,木制雕塑,皮具马鞍马鞭马靴牛仔帽,不同型号的水牛角,各种银饰珠宝,墨西哥服装,色彩鲜艳的羊毛披肩挂毯,彩漆陶罐瓷器,缀满了各色珠子的女式背包,儿童玩具……看的我目不暇接,淹没在色彩的汪洋里。同学买了一对打磨精细的银耳环,大卫淘到了一顶黑色的超帅牛仔帽;我看上了一件极美的彩色条纹披肩,可惜太贵了。Market Square里除了购物,还有一家历史悠久的点心店加餐厅。买点心的人慕名而来要拿号排队。点心部的天花板挂满了红红绿绿的墨西哥剪纸和纸糊的彩色星星,餐厅墙上装饰着店主家的无数老照片。所有的女侍应都穿着红白绿相间的墨西哥泡泡袖上衣和大圆摆长裙,男的都是黑色镶金边的短款圆摆小夹克,白色高领衬衫和同样的黑色镶金紧腿裤,再加上黑色皮靴,真是帅呆了!

墨西哥点心店

 

        说到Market Square就不能不提提另一个类似的购物胜地:La Villita。西班牙语的意思是小村庄。紧邻圣安东尼奥河 ,这里是18世纪初的圣安东尼奥原址,现在被重新修复,有超过25位以上的艺术家和手工艺匠人在这里展示出售他们的作品。在这里你可以找到纯手工的墨西哥风格服装,披肩,各式矿石化石展览和制品,各种墨西哥手工艺品,玻璃艺术品,我们甚至花了10分钱的门票参观一个吹玻璃的老艺人制作玻璃旋转木马。在这里我终于找到了心爱的纪念品:一串紫色的石头切片风铃,回家后我可以把它挂在我美丽的前廊听新奥尔良秋风的叮咚。La Villita直通River Walk的出口正对着一个小型水上露天剧院,这就是Sandra Bullock(珊德拉.布鲁克)在电影“Miss Congeniality (选美小姐)”里面才艺表演的舞台啦!舞台左边是红顶白墙的墨西哥风格建筑,用作演员休息化妆室;再左边是又一道拱桥,连接到河对岸的观众席。演出的时候演员观众都是露天的,观众席也没有椅子,只有一层层象梯田一样的宽大石阶,石阶边缘是毛茸茸的草坪。观众就坐在这软软的草坪石阶上沐浴着和风享受表演。唉!这样惬意的日子真是神仙都不换啊!

水上露天剧院

 

      晚饭三个人都有吃不动的感觉:这两顿实在是吃得太好太多了!最后决定去吃稍微清淡的意大利菜。随便在River Walk找了一家餐厅,叫Italia,店面在二楼,从小阳台上俯视灯红酒绿的River Walk ,听着墨西哥乐队的悠扬歌声,真是舒服浪漫极了。菜点了最普通的Artichoke dip, Beef Lasagna和Eggplant Parmesan。Artichoke是形状类似佛手的一种蔬菜,在西式菜点中一般被煮熟后捣碎,搀入其它调味料成为沾酱,用面包或饼沾着吃。Lasagna是意大利面的一种。通常做法是烤制,将波浪状的大片意大利面一层层的铺到烤盘里,中间以蔬菜,肉或火腿和西红柿酱,奶酪粘结,是非常经典的意大利面做法。我们要的就是面中间放牛肉的这种。Eggplant Parmesan 是把茄子切圆片,用面包碎屑裹制后先炸,然后用番茄酱和奶酪连接两到三片,统一在烤箱里烤制。这家的蘸橄榄油面包和Artichoke dip尤其美味,其他的菜色味道一般,甜点做的不好。不过也难怪,跑到吃墨西哥菜的地方来吃意大利菜,难免会失望。不过给我们倒水的小服务生倒是个拉丁小帅哥,我们两个女生拉着他合照了一张照片,弄的腼腆的他脸红了半天。

      晚上回到酒店确定伊万飓风并没有直接袭击新奥尔良,而是根据预测转向了阿拉巴马州,我们都舒了口气。给朋友打了个电话得知新奥尔良除了刮了点风,连一滴雨都没下,而且阳光灿烂的天气好的不得了!他一早上起来看到出太阳了吓了一大跳,还以为身处风眼里了!所以这次是上帝保佑,化险为夷!不过阿拉巴马州就比较的不走运了,损失比较惨重。好在没有城市象新奥尔良一样是个“海下”城,所以即使淹水也不会那么严重。

     17号礼拜五回来的路上比较顺利,没有堵车,不过比国庆节我们从休斯敦回来的车流还是多了至少一倍。在休斯敦的中国城老四川吃了川菜,可惜不如上次来做的地道。大卫在附近的一个中国超市里扫荡了所有的馒头,这下我们9月就有好吃的了!这是我们在美国第一次逃难,还比较成功,选对了方向,同时游览了圣安东尼奥这个美丽的小城。其实圣安东尼奥还有很多地方我们没有时间去,比如King Williams community (威廉姆斯国王小区), 马桶博物馆,美国最大的海洋馆等。希望下次我们的美国威尼斯之旅不再是逃难!


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我的蜜月旅行(后记)


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我的蜜月旅行(佛罗里达州之旅)  

艾小柯

2004年一月 

   

七、后记  

 

在迈阿密港口下船后是上午10点,我和大伟立刻驾车经过14小时的长途跋涉终于回到了新奥尔良我们甜蜜的家。这次旅行总共耗时11天,花费约2000美元。其中$1200用于购买整个旅行计划,包括住宿费和两个人的船票。因为是开车,油费总共100块(当时油价还没太上涨),后来根据我们和旅行社的协议油钱他们全额退还。我和大伟认为整个行程还是非常经济合理的,最重要的是我们度过了一个完美的蜜月。


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我的蜜月旅行(六)


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我的蜜月旅行(佛罗里达州之旅)
 

艾小柯

2004年一月

 

六,豪华游轮行

 

Carnival 公司是一家注册在巴哈马的豪华游轮公司,长年提供航行于迦勒比海,墨西哥和阿拉斯加的游船业务。迷幻号这次航行的目的地是Key West和墨西哥Cozumel岛, 整个行程为期四天三夜。

迷幻号游轮

出发前在迈阿密港并排停靠的imagination号游轮,两船布局相同

第一天

   

第一天其实应该算作半天,因为我们是在中午登船。当看到巨大的美丽迷幻号停泊在迈阿密港口的时候,我脑子里立刻浮现出了电影泰坦尼克号开始游客登船的场景,几乎是一模一样,除了游客们穿的衣服不同之外。当然,现代社会应该有现代化的服务。因为船要驶出美国领土,所以要先过海关。每位游客都要把自己的护照交给海关由他们统一保管,这样可以保证游客的返回。对于我们这种在美国的非永久居民,这样的政策是最合适不过了:即消除了签证的烦恼,又保证了在小小的出国后百分百能回到美国。交完护照,大家排队照相并领取身份卡,这张卡也是每个人在这次游船旅行中的“一卡通”:在船上所有的服务都可以用这张卡来刷,下船的时候再一起结账。在排完了所有的队,经过了所有必要的程序之后,我和大伟终于登上了迷幻号。 第一天其实应该算作半天,因为我们是在中午登船。当看到巨大的美丽迷幻号停泊在迈阿密港口的时候,我脑子里立刻浮现出了电影泰坦尼克号开始游客登船的场景,几乎是一模一样,除了游客们穿的衣服不同之外。当然,现代社会应该有现代化的服务。因为船要驶出美国领土,所以要先过海关。每位游客都要把自己的护照交给海关由他们统一保管,这样可以保证游客的返回。对于我们这种在美国的非永久居民,这样的政策是最合适不过了:即消除了签证的烦恼,又保证了在小小的出国后百分百能回到美国。交完护照,大家排队照相并领取身份卡,这张卡也是每个人在这次游船旅行中的“一卡通”:在船上所有的服务都可以用这张卡来刷,下船的时候再一起结账。在排完了所有的队,经过了所有必要的程序之后,我和大伟终于登上了迷幻号。 第一天其实应该算作半天,因为我们是在中午登船。当看到巨大的美丽迷幻号停泊在迈阿密港口的时候,我脑子里立刻浮现出了电影泰坦尼克号开始游客登船的场景,几乎是一模一样,除了游客们穿的衣服不同之外。当然,现代社会应该有现代化的服务。因为船要驶出美国领土,所以要先过海关。每位游客都要把自己的护照交给海关由他们统一保管,这样可以保证游客的返回。对于我们这种在美国的非永久居民,这样的政策是最合适不过了:即消除了签证的烦恼,又保证了在小小的出国后百分百能回到美国。交完护照,大家排队照相并领取身份卡,这张卡也是每个人在这次游船旅行中的“一卡通”:在船上所有的服务都可以用这张卡来刷,下船的时候再一起结账。在排完了所有的队,经过了所有必要的程序之后,我和大伟终于登上了迷幻号。 

第一天其实应该算作半天,因为我们是在中午登船。当看到巨大的美丽迷幻号停泊在迈阿密港口的时候,我脑子里立刻浮现出了电影泰坦尼克号开始游客登船的场景,几乎是一模一样,除了游客们穿的衣服不同之外。当然,现代社会应该有现代化的服务。因为船要驶出美国领土,所以要先过海关。每位游客都要把自己的护照交给海关由他们统一保管,这样可以保证游客的返回。对于我们这种在美国的非永久居民,这样的政策是最合适不过了:即消除了签证的烦恼,又保证了在小小的出国后百分百能回到美国。交完护照,大家排队照相并领取身份卡,这张卡也是每个人在这次游船旅行中的“一卡通”:在船上所有的服务都可以用这张卡来刷,下船的时候再一起结账。在排完了所有的队,经过了所有必要的程序之后,我和大伟终于登上了迷幻号。 第一天其实应该算作半天,因为我们是在中午登船。当看到巨大的美丽迷幻号停泊在迈阿密港口的时候,我脑子里立刻浮现出了电影泰坦尼克号开始游客登船的场景,几乎是一模一样,除了游客们穿的衣服不同之外。当然,现代社会应该有现代化的服务。因为船要驶出美国领土,所以要先过海关。每位游客都要把自己的护照交给海关由他们统一保管,这样可以保证游客的返回。对于我们这种在美国的非永久居民,这样的政策是最合适不过了:即消除了签证的烦恼,又保证了在小小的出国后百分百能回到美国。交完护照,大家排队照相并领取身份卡,这张卡也是每个人在这次游船旅行中的“一卡通”:在船上所有的服务都可以用这张卡来刷,下船的时候再一起结账。在排完了所有的队,经过了所有必要的程序之后,我和大伟终于登上了迷幻号。 第一天其实应该算作半天,因为我们是在中午登船。当看到巨大的美丽迷幻号停泊在迈阿密港口的时候,我脑子里立刻浮现出了电影泰坦尼克号开始游客登船的场景,几乎是一模一样,除了游客们穿的衣服不同之外。当然,现代社会应该有现代化的服务。因为船要驶出美国领土,所以要先过海关。每位游客都要把自己的护照交给海关由他们统一保管,这样可以保证游客的返回。对于我们这种在美国的非永久居民,这样的政策是最合适不过了:即消除了签证的烦恼,又保证了在小小的出国后百分百能回到美国。交完护照,大家排队照相并领取身份卡,这张卡也是每个人在这次游船旅行中的“一卡通”:在船上所有的服务都可以用这张卡来刷,下船的时候再一起结账。在排完了所有的队,经过了所有必要的程序之后,我和大伟终于登上了迷幻号。 

我们的房间是不带窗户的经济舱,但是位置比较靠上层,所以晃动相对较小,性价比还是很高的。其实我是非常不推荐游轮的带窗户的房间的,因为窗户并不能够打开,只是可以透过窗户看到大海。不过因为旅行过程中的大部分时间不是在船上活动,就是在目的地游览,所以花钱买这样一个窗户还是比较不划算的。房间很象一般酒店的标准间,不过两张床就小了一点,为了节省空间嘛。床是可以移动的,情侣完全可以自己把床拼在一起。整个船舱非常干净豪华,感觉十分舒服。

我和大伟放好了东西以后就上到甲板上面欣赏迈阿密港口的景色,同时吃我们在迷幻号上的第一餐饭。这样的豪华游轮行的船票里已经包括了旅行中所有食物的价格,只有酒精饮料需要自己付费。餐厅主要有两个:一个是全天24小时开放的休闲自助餐厅,游客可着任何服装进餐;另一个是分配好的正式进餐餐厅,每人都有一个固定的座位,从菜单点菜,有身着礼服的侍者服务。一般说来正式餐厅要求着正装,但是近年来为了吸引游客,虽然会事先提醒游客着装规则,但是基本上是任何服装都可以的。游客可以随便选择去哪个餐厅用餐,甚至对于那些喜欢在自己的房间里进餐的游客,客房服务也是24小时的,可是随时打电话叫侍者从餐厅把自己想吃的东西送到房间门口。我和大伟都穿着在海滩散步的休闲衣服,所以第一餐自助就好了。大部分食物基本上是美国风格,各种各样的沙拉(凉拌菜)和烤鸡,烤牛排,各式比萨饼,还有各种甜点。我和大伟饱食了一顿之后,每人手握一个卷筒冰激凌,雄赳赳气昂昂的回到甲板上照相和看别人在游泳池边玩游戏。

这个迷幻号还真是十分巨大。 最上面的一层是一个排球场和环形跑道,接下来一层是带两个游泳池的甲板。从甲板层进入游轮的内部,有两层是公共空间,再下面就都是单独的小船舱了。这两层公共空间就是一个大型的超级娱乐场:商店,美容院,健身房,赌场,餐厅,剧场,图书馆,棋牌室,舞厅,网吧,酒吧,拍卖厅,电子游戏厅,应有尽有。我和大伟一路逛下来,啧啧感叹,难怪有钱人都喜欢坐游轮出海,原来在陆地上能玩到的在这样的船上一样不差,而且更加豪华!

开船前的最后一项活动是安全逃生演习。我是平生第一次看到这么多形形色色的美国人乖乖的排队服从指挥认认真真的演习如何安全逃生。这也让我和大伟不得不佩服美国人的安全意识。我们两个也同样入乡随俗,跟着大家穿着红色的救生衣穿过一道道的逃生门演习了一回。

下午两点钟,迷幻号终于驶出了迈阿密港口。 我们也学着船上的其他游客向岸上的人挥手告别。 海风徐徐,带着我们开始向迷人的加勒比海进发。

开了船,可不代表游客们除了等待和在船上闲逛之外就没有别的事情可做。一上船每位游客就领到了一张船上每天的活动安排,几乎每个小时都有几个活动在同时进行,游客可以有选择的参加。第一天下午主要是在游泳池边举行的室外活动,比如跳水和跳舞比赛什么的。我和大伟因为前两天的行程安排很满,所以就不打算参加了,而是回到船舱美美的睡了一个下午觉。醒来后看了会舱内电视播放的电影“加勒比海盗”后出去逛了逛就又到了吃晚饭的时间。我们的正餐被安排在8点,这一次我可要好好感受一下这豪华的餐厅服务了。

我们的侍者很巧是个华人,来自北京。跟我们坐一张桌子的是一对老年兄妹,来自德克萨斯州。 老头以前是海军军官,这次是专门来船上赌博度假的;妹妹孀居后受哥哥邀请,和我们一样是第一次乘坐豪华游轮。菜单是法国式的,分头盘,凉菜,汤,正餐和甜点五项,每项有三到四种选择。因为餐费已经包括在船票里了,喜欢吃的游客可以随便点,每项都可以选很多种,只要你吃得了。我和大伟都点了侍者推荐的阿拉斯加雪鱼,味道真是十分鲜美。爱吃甜食的我又加要了意大利提拉米苏蛋糕,至于我的减肥大业,恩…还是等下了船再考虑吧。

第二天

船一大早到达了佛罗里达州的最南端,同时也是全美国的最南端,Key West。 佛罗里达州人把南部的星罗密布的小岛称作“keys”,因为它们好象碎片一样散落在地图上。这个Key West就是这些岛中最靠南和西的一个,也是一号沿海公路的尽头。整个岛程狭长形状,总共只有15.4平方公里。我们早上7点到达,预计下午一点离开。因为时间比较短暂,而小岛又非常小,所以我和大伟打算不参加旅行团,而是自己徒步探索。

当敞篷小火车把我们带到Key West市中心的公车站时,一派热带风情就迎面袭来。虽然时间很早,但是街上的游人已经是熙熙攘攘。主要街道两旁布满了各种各样的纪念品和热带饰品商店。我买了一条红色的裹裙,既可以系在腰上作裙子,又可以挽个环套在脖子上变成连衣裙,在阳光下十分醒目!同时趁着买裙子的方便,我赶紧向当地人打听哪里的海滩是最好,当地人最喜欢去的,果然得到了详细的地址和行进方案。 下一步我们就是要向岛南部的公园进发了。

一路上我们经过了著名作家海明威的故居和一个小小的“黄金”海滩。我和大伟都不太喜欢这个海滩,因为沙滩的沙太细,细到变成了土。走在海滩上就好像走在湿泥里,非常不爽。小海滩的不远处就是美国最南端的标志,这里距离古巴只有90英里。要是在中国,这么重要和有纪念意义的标志怎么样也要是块有文人墨客题字作诗的漂亮石头,要不然就是一座丰碑什么的;没想到的是这个标志的样子竟然超级的土,好像一个被油漆成彩色的秤砣,一点诗情画意都没有。不过土归土,这么有特色的标志,我和大伟还是乖乖的每人都和它合影留念。

照完了像,接着找我们要去的公园里的秘密海滩。我们走着走着发现怎么走到居民区里来了, 而且这些居民区都十分的有中国郊区特色:院子里晒衣绳上挂满了衣服,地上无数只跑来跑去的鸡。连鸡的社会体系都和中国的差不多:都是一只公鸡带领无数母鸡和小鸡。这可有意思了!想想看一路上我们还真是看到了不少自由活动的鸡,甚至还有一家专门经营鸡图案商品的商店,店里还有几个笼子,也放着鸡。难道鸡对于Key West有什么特殊的含义? 嘿,你别说,这次我还真猜对了!回来后听一个在Key West长大的朋友讲,原来这些鸡被当地人称为“吉普赛鸡”,因为它们象吉普赛人一样到处流浪。 以前Key West上人烟稀少,后来岛被开发了,野生鸡的天敌减少,但是长期居住在岛上的人又不是很多,更多的是短期游客,所以鸡的数量急剧增加,它们逐渐学会了和人共同在城市里生活,已经成为了Key West一个需要解决的社会问题。为此,Key West市长专门在电视上做过一期节目谈吉普赛鸡的问题,还鼓励各地的美国人领养这里的鸡,连主持人也逃不过,被迫收下市长强行赠送的两只鸡呢!

 

Key West的农家小院

 

 

四处游荡的吉普赛鸡

 

看完了鸡,发现我们确实走错路了。不过有一句话叫因祸得福,结果在往回走的路上被我们发现了一个坐水上滑翔的地方。我和大伟一看时间还来得及,于是当机立断决定先去水上滑翔,然后再去海滩。导游车把我和大伟还有另一对情侣接到了港口,我们登上了一艘快艇。 小艇驶入海中央后,我们远远的还能看到美丽的迷幻号。接着是帅哥导游给大家介绍注意事项。滑翔者先要穿上小艇提供的救生衣,然后半坐在由尼龙带做成的类似软秋千的东西上面,手扶和座位相连的金属杆。 金属杆上有两个吊环,吊着一个巨大的开放的降落伞。 当滑翔者准备好了以后,小艇就会加快速度行驶,这时导游就要放开连着整个装备的缆绳,把滑翔者象放风筝一样的放出去。 看别人做好象很简单,不过轮到自己的时候心里还真挺害怕的,千万不要出什么差错把我放到海里去成为人体滑板。但是我们升上天空的那一瞬间实在是太美妙了。 风从下面吹上来,整个Key West小岛的景色尽收眼底。碧绿的海面白帆点点,偶尔有快艇在海面划出短短的白线。 墨绿色的小岛边停满了白色的美丽帆船,好像给岛镶了一道银边。天空蓝极了,我终于体会到一只飞鸟的感觉了!在天空飞翔了大概有5分钟后,导游开始收缆绳了。我们慢慢靠近小艇,快到的时候先降落到海面,小腿都进到了海里,之后我们又跳升回去一点,最后降落到艇上。导游说这个过程叫蜻蜓点水,只是海水有些微凉。 回去的路上我看着照片沾沾自喜的说我终于也飞了一把,结果大伟严重打击我说被当成人肉风筝放了一回还美呢!不过我对他的说法嗤之以鼻,我知道他心里肯定也挺骄傲的,就是不好意思说罢了。

下了船,好心的导游答应载我们到我们要找的公园,结果竟然就在迷幻号停泊的地方不远,其实走路也就最多20分钟。 海滩果然比先前看到的泥巴滩好很多,但是我觉得还是比迈阿密海滩差远了。水虽然非常清澈,但是海滩上石头太多,走起来有些搁脚。再加上刚才蜻蜓点水体会了一下水温,觉得现在这里还真不是游泳的好地方。于是我们在海滩上休息了一会就决定打道回府了。

回到船舱,发现床上竟然放着一只由毛巾叠成的狗,实在是超级可爱。原来这就是船上给我们每天提供的新毛巾,我都舍不得用。稍事休息后我和大伟决定去参加不消耗精力的艺术品拍卖会。我们其实也就是去凑热闹,看看大家究竟是怎么竞拍艺术品的,同时也为了拍卖会提供的免费香槟。当天下午拍卖的大多是光线艺术家Thomas Kincaid的油画复制作品,我和大伟都非常喜欢,也学着竞拍了几幅,可惜后来的成交价远非我们可以接受的限度。

 这一天是船长和游客共进晚餐的日子,船上提供了龙虾大餐。大伟穿上了正装衬衫,还打了领带,十分英俊;我也穿上了心爱的红色拽地晚礼服,两个人手挽手去享受大餐。我们同餐桌的老兄妹俩也都盛装出席,他们不断跨我们两个是漂亮的一对儿,结果美得我多吃了好多甜点。晚上剧院表演百老汇风格的音乐剧,故事情节是一个外乡青年来到纽约百老汇去看音乐剧,于是他的美貌的出租车女司机就带着他轮流观看,结果观众们就得以欣赏到百老汇各个时期的热播剧的著名片断,如“西贡小姐”,“歌剧魅影”,“芝加哥”等,看到最后青年爱上了女司机,一派大团圆结局。表演男青年的是一位黑人歌手,他唱的非常非常投入,音色也十分浑厚,没想到我们船上的表演竟然这么专业。看完了音乐剧,我和大伟上到甲板上去赏月。我依偎在大伟的怀中,海风轻轻吹动了我长长的裙裾,月亮真的好美。

第三天

这一天的目的地,墨西哥的Cozumel岛是整个旅行的高潮。迷幻号上午10点进入港口,我和大伟匆匆吃过早餐下船。刚从港口出来,湛蓝色的海水就已经清澈见底了,甚至比学校健身房游泳池的水都请,但这可是在港口啊!我们参加了一个吉普车旅游团, 每四个人驾驶一辆敞篷吉普车。我和大伟谁都不会驾驶手动档车,结果我们竟很幸运的和导游同坐一辆车。导游是个年青的墨西哥小伙子,长的还挺帅。一队人马浩浩荡荡的沿着窄窄的公路来到了岛的南端,海风习习,阳光灿烂,一路上两旁的树木郁郁葱葱,我们不断地向路上骑着小摩托车的行人挥手问好,心情简直好极了。

导游先带我们去参观岛上的玛亚文化遗址。玛亚文化是距今3000年左右的古印加文化,具有自己的语言,文字,建筑和发展健全的社会体系。玛亚人以农业和商业为主,在西班牙殖民者进入南美后,玛亚文化渐渐和基督教文化融合。现在存留下来的玛亚居民主要在瓜地马拉和墨西哥的小部分。我们看到的是一座非常小的祭祀用教堂。这个教堂根今天的教堂有着根本的区别,本身非常矮小,我觉得非得用爬才能进去,好像一个地上洞穴。在玛亚文化里,洞穴是非常神圣的神地,通常被用作祭祀的教堂和举行祭神典礼的地点。导游对这个小小的祭祀教堂非常恭敬,说历史上只有男人才能进入这样的神地膜拜。

离开了玛亚文化遗址,我们又驾吉普车参观了岛上的鄂鱼保护中心。 在中心的小茅草房里我换上了比基尼和新买的红色裹裙,因为接下来我们就要去美丽的加勒比海潜水了。在到达海滩之前,导游先带我们来到了岛上的白色灯塔前面,说要看看Cozumel岛的全貌。我和大伟拾级而上,足足登了5分钟后才绕到塔顶,眼前突然豁然开朗。一望无际的海水蓝得沁人心脾,白色的浪花一波接一波的冲到和浪花一样洁白的海滩之上,再往里是大片的绿色低矮灌木,一条细细的白色土路分开灌木丛伸向远方,岛的中部是刚才我们看到的深色河谷,即鳄鱼保护中心。迈阿密的海水虽然已经很蓝,但是跟加勒比的海水比起来就逊色太多。这里的蓝是澄澈的蓝,蓝得那么通透,那么晶莹,蓝得让天空都失去了颜色,蓝得让人直想落泪。 我简直无法相信世界上竟然有这么美丽的海水,美的那么不真实,让人担心这只是一个太过美妙的梦,随时都会醒过来。我和大伟都看呆了,两个人久久说不出话来,只是紧紧地挽着手,不敢惊动这梦幻般的一刻。天堂大概就应该是这个样子的吧!

岛上灯塔

美丽的加勒比海

恋恋不舍的离开灯塔之后,我们一行人穿越了大片森林来到了我一直期待的完美的白沙滩!整个沙滩开发得非常少,只有我们旅游团的这20几个人。Cozumel的白沙是完全意义的白,质地如白糖,配着像蓝水晶一样通透的海水,以前只在图片上看到过的天堂终于在这里成为了现实。我和大伟领了snorkel(漂浮潜水)的用具,穿上了脚蹼和救生衣,在导游的带领下去探索加勒比海的秘密。Cozumel有30多个活珊瑚礁,是世界上为数不多的保留有活珊瑚礁的地方之一。墨西哥政府对珊瑚礁的保护意识非常强,导游反复强调游人一定不要触碰珊瑚礁,因为这些耗时万年才形成的珊瑚礁非常脆弱,被触碰到就会死亡。我们要去的这个活珊瑚礁距海滩有大概300码,需要游过三个浮标才能到达。每个浮标都是一个一米见方的塑料泡沫平台,如果有人体力不支可以上去休息,然后会有小皮划艇来接回岸边。潜水时要一边踩水前进一边保持身体的水平,这样才能保持漂浮状态。还不能潜得太深,否则伸出水面的呼吸管就要进水了。我和大伟都是第一次潜水,动作缓慢,被落在最后。好在我们的帅哥导游比较喜欢我们两个,一直跟在附近指导我们正确动作。等我们终于到达目的地,看到了各种各样美丽的热带鱼时,我简直是手舞足蹈,拼命把头探下去,结果一不小心就喝了一口海水。眼前黑黄条纹的,透明宝石蓝的,红色的,银色的…… 各种各样的热带鱼群在游动。我仿佛置身于一个巨大的水族馆之中,形形色色的鱼儿们就在我的手边。我伸手去摸,这些绚丽的加勒比珍宝们一闪身就移开了,但是又不走远,就徘徊在我身旁,让我不停的感叹,激动,手里27张的水下照相机在几分钟内就用完了。有很多意外的惊喜,比如大龙虾,海龟,Sting Ray(不知道中文名字)等等都没来得及照下来!可爱的导游还从海底捞上来一个巨大的海螺送给我们作纪念!在游回去的路上我看到了无数巨大的海螺和贝壳,只可惜我不会潜水,这些宝贝近在咫尺却又遥不可及。我和大伟在海里流连忘返,没了时间,最后一个回到岸上,太阳都已经开始落山了。橘黄色的夕阳温柔的把余辉洒向大海,洁白的沙滩被染成了金黄,如果能够加上一个框,这就是一副绝美的印象派油画了。不知道在神奇大自然的画笔下,我们这两个远道而来的中国人会不会被变成画中人。

 

神奇的海底世界

海底寻宝

回船的路上吉普车队上了土路,在热带丛林里颠簸。导游告诉我们要防备猴子,因为它们最喜欢跳上吉普车找东西,可惜天色已晚我们没能经历。天空中的月亮又大又圆,美丽的迷幻号在港口里静静的泊着。港口旁边的市场商店里放着欢快的墨西哥民族音乐,我和老公挑选了一个太阳神的土陶制品留作纪念。回到船舱,床上坐着一只毛巾小象。我换上了最喜欢的带有长穗子的黑色裙子和老公去餐厅吃墨西哥大餐,吃到最后全餐厅的人都翩翩起舞,巨大的顶着水果的墨西哥大圆帽团团转动。音乐醉了,海醉了,岛醉了,我也醉倒在这迷人的气氛里,久久不愿醒来。

第四天

 

最不被期待的最后一天还是到来了,这一天其实也只有小半天。船上在这一天里安排了很多集体活动,剧院的表演也变成了游客报名上台展示才华的特别节目。四天真是太短了,还有那么多的船上活动我们都没来得及参加。但是再美的梦也总有醒来的一天,就让我怀拥美梦期待下一次的旅行吧!


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Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/travels/public_html/blogs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 20

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/travels/public_html/blogs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 22

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/travels/public_html/blogs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 24

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/travels/public_html/blogs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 25

Warning: mktime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/travels/public_html/blogs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 11

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/travels/public_html/blogs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 20

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/travels/public_html/blogs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 22

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/travels/public_html/blogs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 24

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/travels/public_html/blogs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 25

Warning: mktime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/travels/public_html/blogs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 11

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/travels/public_html/blogs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 20

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/travels/public_html/blogs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 22

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/travels/public_html/blogs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 24

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/travels/public_html/blogs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 25
December 13th, 2006
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Warning: mktime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/travels/public_html/blogs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 11

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/travels/public_html/blogs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 20

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/travels/public_html/blogs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 22

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Warning: mktime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/travels/public_html/blogs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 11

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/travels/public_html/blogs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 20

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/travels/public_html/blogs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 22

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我的蜜月旅行(五)


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我的蜜月旅行(佛罗里达州之旅)
 

艾小柯

2004年一月

 

五,迈阿密

 

结束了Ft. Lauderdale之旅,我们早早的沿着Florida的东海岸开下来,按照地图指引的方向到达了著名的迈阿密南部海滩。一路看来还是数Miami的海滩最美。这个南部海滩又名健美海滩,纯白的沙滩十分细腻,碧蓝的海水也非常清澈。一年四季都有人在这个沙滩上锻炼身体,尤其是以充斥着赤裸上身锻炼肌肉的美男而著称,所以得名健美海滩。当然,有美男的地方自然也少不了美女,而且是只着比基尼下装的半裸美女。所以喜欢享受视觉大餐的朋友可一定不要错过这个健美海滩哦!迈阿密距离Ft. Lauderdale只有四十分钟的车程,所以海水的温度几乎一样:即使在一月也比较温暖。海滩对面穿过窄窄的一号公路是各式各样的酒店,餐厅和纪念品店。很多穿着沙滩短裤的人依着黑色雕花铁栏的阳台在阳光下悠闲的一边抽着烟,一边欣赏过往的人群。我和大伟手牵手沿着这不长的海滩慢慢散了个步,一路上的海风都是那么温柔。真希望能多有时间来细细品味迈阿密的豪华和闲适,但是我们将要乘坐的Carnival公司的Fascination(迷幻)号游轮已经在等待我们登船开始为期4天的迦勒比海之行了。


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Warning: mktime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/travels/public_html/blogs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 11

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Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/travels/public_html/blogs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 22

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/travels/public_html/blogs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 24

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/travels/public_html/blogs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 25

Warning: mktime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/travels/public_html/blogs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 11

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/travels/public_html/blogs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 20

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/travels/public_html/blogs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 22

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/travels/public_html/blogs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 24

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/travels/public_html/blogs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 25
December 13th, 2006
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Warning: mktime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/travels/public_html/blogs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 11

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/travels/public_html/blogs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 20

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/travels/public_html/blogs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 22

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/travels/public_html/blogs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 24

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/travels/public_html/blogs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 25

Warning: mktime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/travels/public_html/blogs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 11

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我的蜜月旅行(四)


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我的蜜月旅行(佛罗里达州之旅)
 

艾小柯

2004年一月

四,Ft. Lauderdale

接下来的三天我和大伟在美丽浪漫的Ft. Lauderdale度过。Ft. Lauderdale是继1960年拍摄的电影“Where the boys are”后迅速崛起的旅游城市,每年都有无数疯狂的青少年来这里度春假。后来当地政府颁布了一系列法律禁止过分的不检点行为,所以1980之后这里就不再是青少年们的春假首选地了。Ft. Lauderdale选择发展成为美国的船舶之都,港口里停泊着无数美丽的游船。世界排名前20的游船那里泊着18艘。我们那天就看到了Toyota一艘价值68million的豪华游船。

Fort Lauderdale 游船随处可见

中间就是Toyota价值六千八百万美金的超豪华游船

对于游人来说,Ft. Lauderdale分为两部分:海滩和市中心。市中心主要是购物圣地。沿着著名的Las Olas大道缓缓前行,两边布满了各式餐厅,咖啡馆,时尚小店和艺术画廊。对于喜爱博物馆的游客,这条路上有艺术博物馆和科学发现博物馆等待着你去探索。我和大伟选择的是科学发现博物馆。我们不知道怎么竟然从后门进去了,进去后还在奇怪为什么这个博物馆不需要门票,结果走的时候才发现进错了门,真是不好意思之极。博物馆里有各种各样神奇的动物展示,我们很幸运的碰到了工作人员向小朋友讲解大蟒蛇,我们两个好不容易等到最后和大蟒蛇亲密接触,还合了影。这条蟒蛇温柔之极,象极了小甜甜布莱尼在演唱会上围在脖子上的那条,可惜我没有同样的胆量也试一把。离Las Olas大道不远就是穿过城市的New River。河两岸布满了亿万豪宅,住在河边的人家每家都有船位,开船就可以直接沿河出海。河上的主要交通工具是水上公车(water bus),能够一路搭载到海滩。公车司机同时也是导游,一路上不断介绍两岸的美丽豪宅,豪宅的主人很多都是耳熟能详的大公司总裁或者演艺界人士。

新河岸边的公寓楼

 

新河上的豪宅

下了船(水上公车),穿过窄窄的一号公路就是海滩了。大伟怕我走丢,于是就在我外衣里的比基尼上拴上了一个心型的氢气球,气球上写着“I love you”。我们买冰激凌的时候卖冰激凌的小贩微笑着对我说“有人爱你呢,真好!”沿着海滩是白色的细沙,海水是浅绿色的。一月的天气海水还有些微凉,游泳的人不多。公路对面是一家挨一家的酒吧,餐厅和纪念品店,展示着这片海滩曾经的繁华。

晚上的节目是乘坐Ft. Lauderdale 著名的Jungle Queen(丛林皇后)游船。上了船,我们很幸运的被分到了靠船舷的位置。一路上沿着New River缓缓前行,两岸的百万豪宅都亮着灿烂的灯火,依稀可以看到那些大房子里闪烁的美丽圣诞树。导游一边向我们介绍两岸的豪宅和它们主人的显赫身家,一边时不时的讲两个笑话,气氛 轻松而愉快。沿着新河有很多桥,由于Ft. Lauderdale是船舶之都,所有的桥都是设计成可升起的以过船。到达第一座桥等待桥面升起的时候,导游教我们向约翰森先生(Mr. Johnson)问好,据说他是该桥的专职管理员。可是好笑的是以后每到一座桥,我们不是向约翰森先生问好,就是向约翰森太太或者小姐问好,导游解释说约翰森先生的全家都在管里不同的桥,有的是兄弟管,有的是太太,有的是儿子,有的是女儿。看着导游笑眯眯的煞有介事的解释,我们也不知道究竟是真是假,反正全船人每次都买力的大声问好,实在是非常搞笑。旅行的目的地是新河上游的一个小岛,岛上是一家烧烤餐厅。因为船费里面已经包括了晚饭餐费,所以就象自助餐一样可以无限量享用。餐厅里面是一排一排的超长木桌,桌两边各摆一条长凳。吃饭是大家一起坐在长凳上,好象修道院的道友一样共同进餐。服务人员先端来了一盘盘的水煮虾配烧烤酱,然后是烤猪排和牛排。配菜有蔬菜沙拉,拌小圆白菜(coleslaw)和凉拌豆角。饭后竟然还提供了美味的巧克力蛋糕和冰激凌甜点。我们放开肚皮把海鲜吃了个够。这还不算结束,饭后在后院还有精彩的魔术和杂技表演等娱乐节目,非常好看。酒足饭饱的我们心满意足的回港,没想到在路上遇到了一群疯狂的teenagers(十几岁的少年) ,也许是大学生,喝醉了酒,集体在岸边向船上的人一边疯喊一边moon flash(就是脱掉裤子把屁股撅起来给别人看)。 看来这个城市疯狂起来也可以和新奥尔良相媲美了。 

海鲜和烧烤大餐

几乎Ft. Lauderdale所有的旅游景点都集中在新河两岸,在我们看来基本上两天内就可以把大部分的地方玩个遍。所以最后一天我们决定去游览坐落在郊外的蝴蝶世界。这个蝴蝶世界集中了放养的各式蝴蝶,热带鸟类和植物,同时还有一个昆虫博物馆。 感受炫丽的蝴蝶停留在身上的那一刻真的非常美妙。 

  


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我的蜜月旅行(三)


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我的蜜月旅行(佛罗里达州之旅)
 

艾小柯

2004年一月 

 

三,冒险岛之旅

 

第二天睡足了觉,杀向Universal Studio。Universal Studio Florida是本来以好莱坞为基地的环球影视公司于1990年 在奥兰多投资兴建的大型主题乐园。乐园逐年扩建,目前分三部分。原本的Universal Studio和Disney MGM Studio乐园比较相似,都是模拟电影拍摄的场景,通过各种高科技手段和实地体验等方式带领游人体会奇妙的电影世界。不同的就很明显啦:各家电影不同,体验自然不同。迪斯尼是温情的卡通世界,投资的电影也大都是大人孩子都适合的正面电影;环球影业就不同了,有很多刺激惊悚科幻片,所以电影体验也更加刺激和惊险。比如射击外星人的星球大战之旅,影片“回到未来”之旅等等。, Island of Adventure (冒险岛)是近年来新建的集中了过山车,激流勇进等超级刺激的游乐项目的主题乐园,当然每个游乐项目也都基于一个电影主题。连接这两个主题乐园之间的一条大道被命名为Citi Walk(城市之路),走在路上随时都有可能突然遇到各种奇形怪状的电影人物,比如踩着高跷的巨人,骑摩托的蜘蛛侠等等。路两旁有各种名牌专卖,IMAX 3D电影院,大小不一档次不同的风味餐厅酒吧,包括著名的Emeril’s (Emeril是美国著名的厨师之一,发家于New Orleans, 拥有自己的电视节目和高级连锁餐厅)和Hard Rock Café 酒店。这个Hard Rock Café 更是建成好象古罗马竞技场一样规模庞大,坐落在一个三面环水的半岛之上,气派非凡。Hard Rock Café正对面的街道上还有一个隐蔽喷泉,有点象上海南京路上的喷泉,明明是平平的路面,确时不时突然喷出水来。孩子们都喜欢在那玩。一到了晚上,整个City Walk更成为不夜城,不同的乐队在各个酒吧现场演奏,倒有点New Orleans French Quarter的意味。我和大卫只有时间去一个乐园,既然已经去了MGM Studio,那这次就要选择疯狂刺激的冒险岛来好好体会一下啦!

Hard Rock Cafe

进了冒险岛的大门向左走,首先映入眼帘的是一座巨大无比的绿色过山车。这就是冒险岛的第一个挑战:Hulk Roller Coaster。Hulk是一个著名日本动画片里的人物,由于不小心吃了一个科学博士研究的化学产品,结果变成了可以变身的巨大绿色怪兽。这个绿色的过山车就是让大家来体会一下绿色怪人的巨大力量啦。排了几乎一个小时的队才终于轮到我们,但是等待是这么的值得:这大概是我所坐过的落差最大的过山车了。在转了两个360度的大圈后,整个车体从大约15米的高空以近乎垂直地面的角度高速俯冲到地,不对,是直到地下。原来过山车的轨道被设计成穿过一小截的沟槽,在通过的时候轨道两边有机器向人喷放干冰烟雾,真是“才出虎穴,又入狼窝“。心脏不好的游客,或者是孕妇,这个过山车是绝对的太过刺激,无法乘坐。估计大伟坐完后实在是太兴奋了,光顾感叹这个过山车的雄伟刺激,结果竟然忘记我们存包的时候他用的哪个手指头锁密码锁的了。我们俩这个着急啊!看来高科技也有不方便的时候,呵呵。

紧挨着Hulk的是一个自由落体塔。不过因为刚坐完世界上最伟大之一的超级过山车,加上这个塔是在是没有想象的那么高,才几秒就自由落体完毕了,非常令人失望。所以建议如果队排的长的话,这个塔完全可以省略了。接下来的几个景点是参观各种动画片里的英雄“纪念馆”,我们两个都觉得不是最好的选择,所以就省略了。

整个冒险岛的高潮直到我们发现了Ripsaw fall ride才到来。虽然看上去是传统的“激流勇进”,但是整个经历却和普通的“激流勇进”大相径庭。我们站队的时候发现有很多女孩都穿着比基尼,还有人穿着雨衣,虽然说Orlando的冬天非常温暖,但是穿游泳衣还是有点冷的。我们大惑不解的上了船,才发现结果是上了“贼船”!前面的部分跟普通的“激流勇进”基本一样,就是水道更长,两边的景色做的更加精致。但是当拐过两个弯之后我们的“噩梦”才正式开始。先是水道两边突然莫名其妙的出现了很多水枪,然后所有的水枪都开始向我们一船的人射击。我们这些可怜的瓮中鳖动也不能动,什么挡水的东西也没有,结果只能任凭被做成一船鸡汤。等终于经过了恐怖水枪阵,前面又出现了一座人行天桥,上面的人正笑眯眯的看我们这群人受苦,一个男孩甚至手拿矿泉水瓶把大卫从头淋到脚。不过大伟也无所谓啦,反正都已经全部湿透了。正在我们大呼小叫的喊救命的时候,最后的超级水中俯冲来了:整个船呼啸着冲向水里,在入水的一瞬间水面同时炸开了三朵超级水花,就象武侠片里大侠练功有成向水面发功,万水齐发的样子,同时配上爆炸音效,我自己当时都不知道是不是真的爆炸了。现在终于明白了为什么那么多人穿游泳衣了!我和大伟水淋淋的从船上下来,每个毛孔都是湿的,互相指着对方的狼狈样哈哈大笑。反正是成落汤鸡了,干脆好好享受这么滑稽的时刻吧。下了船就是我们刚才在船上看到的人行天桥,桥边聚集了一大堆人在看底下船上人的热闹。我们这两个落汤鸡当然也要找回平衡了,不过意想不到的是我们竟然发现了这个急流勇进的秘密:桥边有一大堆控制按纽,投入硬币后行人就可以控制下面水道两边的水枪,选择那些没有做准备的船充分灌溉一番!不愿意投硬币的干脆就从桥上直接倒水下去了。在我们旁边站着一个四十岁左右的女人,威风凛凛,手抓两大把硬币,左右开弓,已经灌溉了无数船只了。她一边投一边说:“这是我一年里最快乐的时光啦!”唉!Orlando真是个神奇的地方,多大的人在这也全都是孩子。 

紧挨着“急流勇进”的是著名的侏罗纪公园。整个公园设计成环岛漂流的方式,大家坐船去旅行。漂流过程中不断有形状各异的恐龙出现,场面非常壮观。最精彩的是漂流到最后,程序设计出错,结果船进了恐龙试验基地,在异常诡异的灯光下突然出现了一个瀑布,船整个从瀑布上掉了下去。这其实不太可怕;可怕的是就在人们尖叫着随船沿瀑布下落的过程中,面前突然出现了一只巨大无比的食肉霸王龙,张着血盆大口向游人大吼一声,我的魂都快被吓出来了!

天天渐渐黑了,不知不觉的都玩了一整天了。最后一个激动人心的项目是著名的双龙过山车。一般的过山车都是一辆车体,但是这个双龙却有两辆,一红一蓝,相向行驶。座位也和传统的过山车相反,人不是被包在车里,而是双脚悬挂在车外的被扣在车上。当红蓝两龙同时开动进入360度的环形轨道,两个轨道近乎相切时,车内的人会感觉几乎要踢到对面人的脚了,非常惊险。虽然知道设计人员是绝对不会让两个过山车里的人在那么高的速度下互相替到脚的,但是那一瞬间还是很担心,不知道姚明来了会怎么样。大伟是个疯狂的过山车迷,坐了一次蓝色的龙还不够,非要拉我再去坐红色的龙。我勉为其难的又坐了一次,下来后就快不行了:头晕,恶心,想吐。最可气的是这个家伙竟然还不过瘾,又跑去绿色的Hulk 过山车,趁快关门了没人排队自己再坐一次!我对大伟的平衡能力自此佩服的如黄河之水,连绵不绝。当然,也以我独自等他坐过山车为理由要挟他陪我去我在地图上看到的“大米滑梯”。

一路上我们还嘀咕了半天:按照地图的简单介绍,这个滑梯有快5米高,应该是和滑沙差不多的原理吧。不过怎么样才能不让这么多的大米生虫子呢?我们两个都是百思不得其解。管它呢,到了不就知道了!沿着地图指引的方向走了半天,竟然来到了以美国著名儿童动画“帽子里的猫”为主题建造的儿童乐园岛,左看右看也没见到大米山,在地图上指示的确切地点倒是有一座不小的冰滑梯。不管了,先排队问问再说,也许是从冰滑梯进入大米山屋也说不定呢。我们排好了队,前面都是带着小孩的大人,最大的小孩也不超过10岁吧。我问前面的两个漂亮的美国小姑娘,哪里有大米,结果两个人都迷惑不解的看着我好象我说的是火星语一样。难道是我英文不好?不应该啊,我的40多个学生也没有抱怨听不懂我说话啊!还是再研究研究地图好了。结果……真是晴天霹雳:原来不是大米山(rice slide),而是冰山(ice slide)。看来,这就是给小孩设计的冰滑梯而已,哪有什么大米嘛!但是这个时候我和大伟已经排到了,也只好硬着头皮坐进气垫船,由工作人员推下了滑梯。三秒钟后到地,我们两个爬出来简直是落荒而逃。天那,竟然会犯这种低级错误!不过也真佩服工作人员,面不改色心不跳的就把我们两个活宝就推下去了。唉!原谅我们这两个乡下人吧。

乐园7点关门,很遗憾还有很多项目没有玩到,比如蜘蛛人体验,漂流等。不过,还是那句话,为了下一次再来。晚上的城市之路非常漂亮,我和大伟手牵手随人群漫步。这真是梦一般的日子,但愿此情此景常相随。


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我的蜜月旅行(佛罗里达州之旅)
 

艾小柯

2004年一月

 

二,梦幻迪斯尼

12月31号,2003年的最后一天。早晨我们早早的就准备好了,直冲向迪斯尼世界。迪斯尼世界在Orlando总共有4个大型主题乐园:Magic Kingdom, MGM Studio, Epcot和Animal Kingdom;还有两个水上乐园:Blizzard Beach和Typhoon Lagoon。Magic Kingdom(梦幻王国)最适合家庭旅游,尤其是带小孩的家庭。里面的娱乐活动,比如各种过山车等相对都不太剧烈,而且有很多机会和米老鼠,唐老鸭等动画人物亲密接触,所以是全家游乐的好去处,也是迪斯尼世界在Orlando最著名容量最大的主题乐园。MGM Studio(米高梅工作室)是展示迪斯尼动画制作,让游人亲身体会动画世界的浪漫乐园。只要对迪斯尼动画着迷,想亲自体会电影制作秘密的人,这里是最佳去处。Epcot是世界各地文化风俗的集中地,在这里游人可以尝到世界各地美食,体验不同文化风情,同时还有很多激动人心的游乐机器可以乘坐。在Animal Kingdom(动物王国)里游人乘坐敞棚游览车,参观自由放养的各种动物,一路上说不定还有各种意想不到的惊喜。两个水上乐园暴风雪海滩和台风谷都是模仿自然的神气力量制造惊心动魄的效果,同时各种各样的大型水上滑梯等游乐器械可以让人尽情放松。这个6个乐园每个都巨大无比,想要尽情享受所有的项目,每个乐园都需要一天时间。对于计划在Orlando度假一个礼拜左右的人来说最合适的方法是购买迪斯尼的Park Hopper套票,自己选择天数,之后就可以随时去任何一个乐园。而象我们这样的短期游客,在Orlando只预留了两天时间,就只能选择一个主题乐园去玩了。我们选了最著名的Magic Kingdom,一是为了和米老鼠亲密接触,二是要看最壮观的新年夜焰火。

俗话说好事多磨可真是一点没错。为了找打折票,在路上耽搁了一会儿,到达Magic Kingdom后整个乐园因为满员关门了。这真是让我大跌眼镜:难道Orlando所有人都跑到迪斯尼乐园来了不成?咳,也难怪,谁不想看2004年的第一场焰火呢!所以教训是:想在高峰期玩够迪斯尼乐园,一定要早来,超级早,10点钟到不了门口就没有票了。好在巨大的迪斯尼帝国在Orlando有6个主题公园,虽然去不了Magic Kondom,不能亲自拥抱米老鼠和唐老鸭,但MGM Studio还有票,还是照样可以享受卡通世界的梦幻。我和大伟一路狂飙,进了门我才终于松了口气,站在日落大道上看来来往往的人群,真恨不得象疯子一样冲每个人大喊:“我终于来到迪斯尼乐园了!” 大伟一脸坏笑看着我说:“你这个乡下土包子!” 哼,我才不生气呢。土就土吧,在这个梦幻国度里,我要象孩子一样尽情玩乐!

这个MGM Studio真是太大了,我和大伟从下午3点直玩到凌晨1点。从日落大道向左走,先看到了Indiana Jones (夺宝奇兵) 第一部的表演现场,讲解电影里的特技都是如何拍摄的,包括巨大的石球滚下来和飞机爆炸等场景。现场的观众也被邀上台作临时演员。我以前看爆炸的场面还以为是真的用炸药爆炸,看完才知道这种室内场景,虽然是用的真飞机,但是改造过,由总阀门控制爆炸和给油,爆炸完烧起来的火瞬间就能熄灭。再加上逼真的配音,呈现在观众面前的就是在电影上看到的天衣无缝的大场景了。其余的特技表演,虽然在电视上看过相关的介绍,但是现场看来还是很有意思,每一个动作,表情,摔倒的姿势和力度看来偶然,其实都是精心设计过的。类似这样模拟电影场景实地拍摄的还有一个海上战舰受到攻击的表演。一艘大船停在摄影棚里的水塘中间,船周围的水里有纵横交错的液化气管道,这些是用来制造爆炸,燃烧效果的。导演从观众中选出演员,现场指导表演并拍摄。我们去的时候有一个十八、九岁的美国孩子,演的还真不错,当导演发话做出船被炮弹攻击船体倾斜船上的人四散奔逃的命令后,他不仅表情夸张作受惊吓痛苦状,同时当爆炸激出的水浪涌上船后,他干脆匍匐躺倒在甲板上左右翻滚,并发出尖叫。我们这帮观众在旁边看他这么买力表演,在船本身根本没有左右倾斜的情况下又装得那么象都为他鼓掌叫好,不过那场景同时也很滑稽,因为实在是假假的,超级夸张,而且他全身都湿透了。不过拍出来的录象可就完全是两码事了:完全看不出爆炸,火焰和激起的水浪是人为的,船的倾斜由摄象机左右晃动而显的很真实,四处逃散尖叫的人群这时候看上去也非常合理,还真象战舰受攻击沉没的样子。

电影《夺宝骑兵》的飞机爆炸场景

下一个有意思的景点就是3D剧院了。电影很简单,主要情节就是芝麻街里的卡通人物表演歌唱,舞蹈等节目。不一样的是这个电影不仅是3D的,而且是全方位互动的。比如剧院的右上角包厢里有芝麻街里的木偶人在和大家一起看电影并时不时的发表评论;电影里下雨的时候真的会有雨点滴到脸上身上;电影里某个人物失踪了之后会在前台突然出现等等。就算不喜欢芝麻街,这个电影也绝对值得看。前面这些和MGM Studio里最著名的恐怖塔旅馆(Hollywood Tower Hotel)比起来还只能算热身运动。平时迪斯尼世界里每个景点基本要排20分钟到半小时的队,但是这个恐怖之塔需要至少40分钟的排队等待,因为很多人都是一遍一遍的重复坐。是什么这么吸引这么多人如此耐心等待呢?别着急,答案马上就要揭晓啦。我跟大伟非常的走运没有排那天超长的一个半钟头的队:迪斯尼为了解决游客太多队太长的问题,采用了自动拿号系统。每一个景点门口都有免费的自动出号机,每个号码上有一个时间,一般在半到一个小时之后。拿了号的人可以先去参观别的地方,到了号上的时间再去,就不用排一般的超长队了,而是可以走特别的特快通道,10到15分钟后就可以进去了。我们开始也不知道有这么方便的系统,正巧我们在琢磨我们在两条通道前犹豫该选哪个的时候,我们前面一对早拿了号的母女刚好决定要赶去看8点半的水幕电影表演,于是我们就拣了个大便宜,绕过长长的队伍直接进入了“旅馆”大厅。大厅里布置的是30年代的风格,而且到处布满蜘蛛网。在大厅再排队一会就进入了电梯间,在这里游客被告之这个恐怖的好莱坞旅馆的“秘密”:原来在几十年前有一对夫妇和他们的两个孩子入住了这家旅馆,进入电梯后他们就再也没出来过,据说他们是被送入了“Twilight zone”,也就是布满繁星的异度空间。等电梯门开启后,游客们也要进入电梯,看看自己有什么奇遇,是不是也被送入可怕的异度空间。焦急的等待了5分钟之后,我们终于进入了神秘的电梯。原来电梯里面被一个走道分成两半,每半有三排座位,每排坐4个人,我们很幸运的坐到了第一排靠电梯壁的位置。坐好了,系好了绕过膝盖的安全带,旅程就开始了,现在打退堂鼓也没有用了。灯一下子黑了,我特意把手伸到面前看看是不是伸手不见五指,果然如此啊。此时就感觉整个电梯在向前移动,因为听到轮子滚动的声音。动着动着,突然间一道闪电亮了,照亮了面前的几个象鬼一样的影子,正是开始看到的进入电梯被送到异度空间的那一家子。完了,看见他们说明我们也被送到这鬼地方来了。正琢磨着呢,整个电梯突然开始急速下坠,好象电梯缆绳断了出事故一样。我的头发全向上飞起来,手里拿的塑料礼帽里放着的纸哨也突然被抖上去又落下来,人也不由自主的开始惊声尖叫。就在我刚换了一口气第二声叫到一半的时候,电梯嘎然而止,眼前出现了一片灿烂星空,每颗星星仿佛伸手可及,是那么美丽。但是美丽也就持续了一秒种,电梯又开始下坠,我的尖叫也继续。这次的下落时间比较短暂,我们不知怎么来到了塔尖的顶端,而且悬在室外,有风从下吹上来,俯瞰整个MGM Studio的灿烂灯火,景色真是美极了。还没来得及欣赏完,电梯再一次开始下坠,整个世界又陷入一片黑暗。这样重复了一两次,我拼命的抓住大伟的胳膊,估计要是没有衣服挡着,我的指甲就要抠到他肉里去了。停下来后,灯亮了,我们还在原来的电梯里,出去后就是“旅馆”的后门。天那,真是太刺激了,我的嗓子几乎要喊哑了,不过还是想再坐一遍!再来一次?嘿嘿,再坐一遍就不同了。这个恐怖塔旅馆的另一个吸引人之处就是所有坠落的距离和停下来时看见的景观都是随机出现的,也就是说每一次坐,看到的和感受到的都有可能不同。这是它为什么这么热卖的另一个原因啦。大伟对这个电梯的理论是这个电梯是个过山车的车厢,不过整个轨道建在城堡里面,或者说被城堡给包起来了。灯一熄,什么也看不见,自然觉得更加恐怖。

离恐怖塔旅馆的后门不远就是MGM Studio夜晚最著名的景点:水幕电影表演: Fantasmic。舞台坐落于一个巨大的池塘之中,观众坐在对面的半环型阶梯之上,中间隔开有一条小河宽的水道,整个场景都是露天的。一般是入夜后表演一场,但是由于新年夜整个乐园通宵狂欢,所以晚上加演一场,不过还是人潮汹涌。我和大伟在等待进门的时候因为他去拿美人鱼表演的特快通道号而分开了,这下就完蛋了。我们没有手机,又是晚上,人群简直象潮水般源源不断涌来,急得我哭都哭不出来了。随人群穿过长长的走道后我就不敢再动了,眼巴巴的在第一个入口寻找他的身影。不过人实在太多了,那么多入口,我又只有两只眼睛,真是看不过来啊。后来我拼命的问每个入口的警卫和工作人员有没有看到一个亚洲帅哥,也在找人,虽然知道问也是白问,可是在这个时候除了麻爪抓狂之外,我是什么办法也没有了。正在我又急又委屈又害怕的当口,远远的看到我最熟悉的身影跑过来了。我立马不顾一切拨开人群冲过去,抓住他后就抱着不松手了,眼泪哗哗的往下掉。原来大伟回来后发现队伍已经前进了,看不到我,他也慌了,于是三步并两步的进来,肯定在当时超过了我,结果找了半天没找着,他也快急死了。唉!总算没上演迪斯尼孤儿记,这真是忙中生乱。所以教训是,以后再来迪斯尼乐园,如果分开行动一定要有手机或步话机,否则人太多,计划赶不上变化,走丢的几率太大了。好,小插曲过去,现在演出就要开始啦!

Fantasmic,顾名思义就是超级梦幻的意思。剧情非常简单,迪斯尼卡通世界里所有的情侣,比如白雪公主和王子,人鱼公主和王子,阿拉丁和茉莉公主,狮子王辛巴夫妇等一同来和大家度过这个梦幻之夜,但是所有的坏人:邪恶的王后,巫婆,火龙,刀疤等也一并出现并劫持了美丽的公主们。英勇的米老鼠施展神奇威力,用魔法与爱心和坏人交战,最后打败他们赢得胜利,大家一起狂欢。不简单的是这个表演里舞台效果,音乐和高科技的同时应用。虽然说环型的观众席有半个体育场那么大,又是露天的,但是音响效果却超级强大,坐在任何一个角落里都能被笼罩在激昂的音乐之中,让人百分百投入。尤其当那些熟悉的动画片的浪漫主题音乐响起的时候,我的整个心都陶醉了。表演中的人物由真人扮演,但是其他的角色,比如狮子王等,借助高科技成果,这时观众席和舞台之间的水道就派上用场了。一方面水道下的管道和灯光被用来制造各种喷泉,火焰和色彩,另一方面这些管道在需要的时候喷出非常细密的水珠,织成左,中,右三面水幕,就象电影院里的投影屏幕,而这些水幕也正是被用为激光投影屏幕。一个个熟悉的动画银幕形象出现在这特殊的屏幕上,加上灯光音乐,让人不得不感叹这实在是太神奇,太梦幻了!米老鼠对抗巫婆和火龙时,整个水道燃起冲天大火,同时所有的喷泉都喷出超级高的水柱,背景音乐更是高亢激昂,整个人简直都融化在情节里了,心脏随着米老鼠的一举一动悸动,直到最后米奇化身魔术师,出现在假山最顶端,用魔法化解了一切邪恶力量,柔和的音乐再次响起,浪漫的动画主题曲一首接一首,有情人再次团圆,我感动的眼泪都落下来了。尤其是经过了开场前的小插曲,大伟紧紧的握着我的手,这一刻,梦幻与现实交织,每个人心里只有感动,感激与柔情。一切都是那么完美!

看完表演,离午夜的倒数计时还有一个小时左右。MGM Studio的标志,巨大的米老鼠帽子建筑前的演唱会已经开始了。很可惜我们还没有去美人鱼表演,摇滚过山车等景点,不过这也可以成为下次我们再来迪斯尼MGM Studio的理由啦。我和大伟利用这点时间去参观了一下迪斯尼动画制作工作室,看到了很多熟悉的动画人物是怎么一步步演变成银幕上的样子的。最好笑的是“玩具总动员”里酷酷的巴斯光年刚被设计出来的时候竟然是个的娇憨可爱的胖子!我们甚至还亲自拿起了画笔,也体会了一把绘画亲爱的米老鼠的过程。现在我画的米老鼠正在我家书房的后门上冲我笑呢!在工作室的后面是个巨大的海报和纪念品店。我在里面真是留连忘返,恨不得哪一副都要抱回去。要不是还有12点的到计时和新年的第一场焰火,我才舍不得走呢!

新年夜的特别庆祝活动在Hollywood Blvd.上巨大的米老鼠帽子下的平台上举行。晚上10点之后MGM Studio的各主要大道上就都有工作人员向游人发放塑料新年礼帽和纸哨了。所有的人都是那么友好快乐。来自世界各地的人们都戴着一样的帽子,吹着口哨,和着音乐尽情起舞。11点59分时整个广场都静下来,等待这最激动人心的一刻。还差10秒钟的时候,乐队的主唱带着我们这些梦幻国度里的臣民们大声倒数:“十、九、八、…… 三、二、一!”2004年的钟声在这一刻敲响,同时两边的礼炮也发出巨大的轰鸣,一朵朵绚烂的礼花在天空绽开。我和大伟大声的向对方祝贺新年快乐,也向周围的许许多多的陌生人恭祝新年。红色的紫色的黄色的蓝色的礼花在深蓝的夜空交相辉映,大卫的眼睛在这一刻是那么明亮美丽。我闭上眼睛,享受2004年的第一个吻。一切都是绚烂的,闪亮的,梦幻的……但愿这一夜,这一刻,这种感觉永远不要结束。

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Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/travels/public_html/blogs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 20

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/travels/public_html/blogs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 22

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/travels/public_html/blogs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 24

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/travels/public_html/blogs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 25

Warning: mktime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/travels/public_html/blogs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 11

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/travels/public_html/blogs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 20

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/travels/public_html/blogs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 22

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/travels/public_html/blogs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 24

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/travels/public_html/blogs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 25

Warning: mktime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/travels/public_html/blogs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 11

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/travels/public_html/blogs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 20

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/travels/public_html/blogs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 22

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/travels/public_html/blogs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 24

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/travels/public_html/blogs/wp-includes/functions.php on line 25
December 13th, 2006
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