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Humble tea

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

“All of the problems in world could be sorted out if we all just sat down and had a nice cup of tea”. I have no idea what Englishman once quoted that (but it must have been an Englishman, right?) so maybe I should lay claim to it now, as it would seem that all […]

8. Reality

Monday, June 29th, 2009

I am in Greensboro, NC. And this – I’m afraid to say – is a very very real video. This was recorded by Katie on my crappy backup second camcorder video camera this morning, and hence the poor quality, apologies. Note: There is some strong language. They took my main kick-arse video editing PC. My […]

Pressing on. Prest-on.

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

I was convinced the most idyllic, beautiful and remote places on the trip were going to be in the mid-west or in the middle of nowhere western parts of America – not so. West Virginia and Kentucky are officially part of ‘the south’ which I find weird, because geographically speaking they’re not really in the […]

WV Beatles

Friday, June 26th, 2009

I got the rainy day I wanted, or rather – a rainy night. The first dots of rain must have splashed against the outside out the canopy of the tent at around 3am in the morning, and continued to explode against the smooth stretched surface for the night few hours, pattering away in a never […]

7. Oh for a rainy day

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

I am in Columbus Ohio. It is hot. Unusually hot, and I am grumpy. I shouldn’t be too grumpy, because bizarrely I’m a day ahead of schedule. I wasn’t mean to be here until today and instead I’m leaving Columbus shortly instead for the deepest darkest depths of West Virginia and the ‘stop’ along the […]

Detroit : USA

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

It’s all fun fun fun this road tripping isn’t it? Or is it? I picked up the first of my companions on Monday – Katie – as she joined me for nine days and we immediately headed north from Ohio towards Detroit, Michigan. Now people I know down in Charleston have told me about the […]

Harrow, do you sell badderies?

Sunday, June 21st, 2009

I should of gotten the car checked out sooner If I’d of been smarter, but alas – I am not. But stopping to find a garage, to take the car in and say “I think there’s something wrong with the battery, but I’m not really sure” sounded time consuming against my schedule, and so all […]

6. New York I love you, but you’re bringing me down

Saturday, June 20th, 2009

… is of course a song by LCD Soundsystem. It seemed pertinent though, because there came a point yesterday where I just felt like I was fed up of the city, of traffic, of stop-starting at junctions and lights and paying tolls all the time, and all I really wanted to do is just quit […]

Packing them in

Friday, June 19th, 2009

I keep having to remind myself that they’re not all going to be as fast as this. The New England states all nicely packed in together meant that I can hit many ‘stops’ quite quickly in the first few days, but there are going to be some moments in the weeks ahead where it takes […]

5. The Maine Reason for Being Here

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

What? Don’t groan at my pun. I’ve spent a cumulative 22 hours in a car recently which is plenty of time to come up with a terrible title for today’s blog post, when you’ve nothing else to think about. Actually, it took a local to tell me that if you’re from Maine, then your refer […]

Day One

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

This is a stupid idea. But it’s going to be an incredibly fun one. Eventually. After 7 hours of driving today, I was shouting out the naughtiest of swearwords at 10pm this evening to anyone that got in my way as I drove around the tiny town of Brattleboro, Vermont getting more and more frustrated […]

Trains vs. Cars

Monday, June 15th, 2009

Trains: Whilst I’ve said already that the real point of my road trip isn’t really anything to do with the tube at all – having same named places is just an excuse, an angle to actually get out there and do it – when an opportunity like this comes up, you can’t really but wonder […]

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