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Go West – Life is empty, deserted and most definetely peaceful there

Monday, July 20th, 2009

There’s something about Chicago, I still can’t put my finger on it, but I do love that city. One day, I will be back. And onto a week where I finally get out into the lands where I start to see what I’m genuinely excited about seeing : nothing. Yes, I really want to see […]

12. Superfood Me

Sunday, July 19th, 2009

I’m hungry, so it’s time to eat. My mum’s paying.

The mother of all road trips

Saturday, July 18th, 2009

Having my mum with me week has been fun, because – believe it or not – she’s bigger chatterbox than me. I leave her for thirty seconds in Walmart the other night (shopping for camping equipment, there was no dedicated camping shop in town) and when I catch up with her again she’s telling her […]

11. Moving from Memphis

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

Go to Memphis, go to Graceland and all you do is get Elvis songs stuck in your head. Although, weirdly in my case I found myself humming a very obscure A-Ha song Move to Memphis instead, and from that it took me to Mark Cohn’s Walking in Memphis, and from there the natural transition is […]

A little less commercialisation, and a lot more twittering

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

Do NOT read this blog. Do NOT go to the Facebook group, and DO NOT play any of the videos that I slave away on the road producing on my trip. Oh no … because the real fun, the real story, and the real feel for what’s going on on the road, is over at […]

DV Help

Monday, July 13th, 2009

I’m not actually begging .. but it’s getting close. Long story short: My replacement ordered video camera is taking “longer than expected” to be delivered, and two weeks after my other one was stolen, I am using my backup camera which – if you had a hard time listening to the video from two days […]

A brief shot of Bourbon

Sunday, July 12th, 2009

New Orleans – named after the french city of OrlĂ©ans – is one of the oldest settlements in America, is famous for its food, architecture and jazz music – and its ability to have a party. Party central in NOLA is based in the French Quarter of the city, in particular – Bourbon Street – […]

10. It’s big. It’s easy. It’s NOLA.

Saturday, July 11th, 2009

So I’ve got a friend who’s a Captain in the New Orleans Police Department – what, hasn’t everyone? I was always going to catch up with with my Tami on my travels when I got to New Orleans. After many years working her way up through the ranks, being undercover, working in the narcotics department […]

Statistics : USA

Friday, July 10th, 2009

I sort of can’t believe I haven’t got around to doing this sooner, so it’s about time. If you’ve been clicking through to the daily updated Google Map on the right hand side over there you’ll have been able to see the route I’ve taken each day, the same-name places I’ve stopped at and exactly […]

The Sunshine – with intermittent showers – State

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

The I-10 seems to stretch on forever, from the eastern coast in Florida all the way through to the western coast in California. But it’s not the longest interstate in the USA at 2,460 miles long (spanning eight states), that accolade instead goes to Interstate 90 which passes through 13 states and runs for 3,084 […]

Headin’ West

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

The creeping realisation set in somewhere in Alabama – not long after we’d crossed the state line. Right up until a day before I set out four weeks ago, people were saying to me “Well … are you excited about your trip?”, and I was kinda like “Mmmm… spose…”, but knew that really I was […]

9. On The Road Again

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

Time to put out another video. It felt good to hit the road again on Monday after a little downtime in Charleston over the weekend. Unfortunately I’m still using my somewhat-crappy backup video camera, but at least I now have a new companion to operate it! Hello J.J. who’s joined me for this week through […]

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