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Final Stats : USA

Saturday, August 29th, 2009

So here we go – for the last time – to have a round up of all the important numbers at the end, and the final progress maps too. So if you still don’t include the four days that it took for me to drive up to Maine from Charleston, or the (estimated) six days […]

To the death

Friday, August 28th, 2009

My eyes open. It’s Thursday morning. I’ve driven over 18,000 miles in the last ten weeks, and I’ve got about 150 more to go to get to my final destination. My last evening of the road trip was not one to remember. In the nothing town of Ridgecrest, CA (formerly known as Crumville – no, […]

Viva … well, nothing much really.

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

Four days in Las Vegas, and I was REALLY starting to hate the place. Nothing to do with tube-named stops, I’d always planned to stay in Vegas at least one – possibly two nights – just so that I could say I’d been there, seen it, and indulged a little. In the end, it will […]

Alien. Where?

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

Welcome, Rachel. No, not my-best-mates-back-at-home birds name, or even any ‘Friends’ connotations with Jennifer Anniston, but a town with population of just under 100 about eighty miles north of Las Vegas, that likes to tout itself as the place to be to see a UFO or two. We escaped – literally, more on that tomorrow […]

19. A haircut? I’ll have a No.66 please

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

I felt like my hair was getting long and that it was time to get it chopped. And when you’re in Arizona on the Route 66 trail, there’s only one place that you can go … Unfortunately Angel Delgadillo was out when we went by the Route 66 Gift Shop in Seligman, Arizona … but […]

Mojave Madness (N35 17.073 W115 41.042)

Monday, August 24th, 2009

Do you remember the good old days of the internet, when the most impressive thing you could see was some flashing text, or maybe an animated GIF? It was over ten years ago back in 1997, when I had a Compuserve account, and my ISP – Frontier Technologies– recommended that you download Netscape 4.5 to […]

To the bridge, to the bridge, to the bridge …

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

I was in London yesterday, did you see me? Ok, so this was the London Bridge in Lake Havasu Ctiy in Arizona, but several components all conspired to make it feel more like home than ever. Now I always defend home and tell people that “Actually, it doesn’t rain all the time in England” when […]

California, Here we come …

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

We’re still heading west, into the last week. A crapped out internet connection in the place that I stayed in the last two nights meant not much uploading. I’ve just made up for it with a whole slew of photos (links below) to the general group, Route 66 gallery and Abandoned America as well. If […]

18. Castaway

Friday, August 21st, 2009

We’re getting near the end of the journey and it’s time to have a little fun. Well, not that I’ve NOT been having fun already, but in Texas at the weekend we went to the ‘free’ 72oz steak restaurant in Amarillo, before my new companion for the last two weeks – Paul – helps me […]

With intent

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

Back in December of 2007 I took a trip out to California from Charleston and went to Los Angeles and drove up the coast to San Francisco. At the time, I was very excited because it meant that I got to tick CA off of my ‘States I’ve visited’ list which I think at the […]

Penultimate Stats : USA

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

I will of course do a massive round up of stats at the end, when all the gas money has been spent, and mileage clocked. Until then, here we go again … Whilst I’m sure you already know you can click on the progress map (which you can click on anytime over there in the […]

Winning and Losing 2009

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

Once more, it’s 365 days since I could last say “It’s my birthday”, which means I do this: Birthdays are often the time to take stock of ones lot. And I like to look back on my birthday on the pluses and minuses of the last twelve months – and compile a little life balance […]

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