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Don’t worry, we won’t forget Winona

Sunday, August 16th, 2009

Robbie Coltrane is to blame for my Route 66 obsession Who? (Ask all the Americans) … this guy. Yes – the fat bloke from Cracker – as everyone remembers him from England, or of course now better known for his Harry Potter role. ‘Coltrane in a Cadillac‘ is what the TV series was called, and […]

Instrumentally : Texas is just Texas

Saturday, August 15th, 2009

My first ever home computer, back in the the 1980’s when I was first becoming a geek was Texas Instruments TI-994a. The ‘badup-blip!’ noise that you got, along with a fleeting map of Texas that you got on the TV screen (yes kids, we had to plug our home computers into our TV’s back in […]

17. Run 2 Holborn

Friday, August 14th, 2009

Amongst all the regular sight-seeing and trips to National Parks, you’d be forgiven for thinking that I’ve not been stopping at all the ‘same name’ tube places, well … don’t panic, I have Some of them are just … not that interesting though! e.g. I’ve got a whole 20 minutes of video of me standing […]

No Utah Saint

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

I can now finally reveal the real reasoning behind my indecision of if I should stay in the USA, or go home to the UK : It all comes down to my driving license. I will be forced to go back to England, when I have so many points on my driving license that that […]

16. Watch out, Beagle’s about

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

As the trip continues, and I get more tired, I confess that I’m finding it harder and harder to make the effort to produce video whilst on the road, and thus are a few days behind. So this is from last week, when Nik was still with me. The day started in Montana, but we […]

Losing time

Sunday, August 9th, 2009

My favourite incidents from the past few days. In Seattle at the weekend, I’m staying with my friend Chris. Now when I say ‘friend‘, I mean a man that I have conversed with over the internet for about 18 months and we’ve never actually met in person before, so he and his wife considered that […]

Time on your side

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

Wending my way through the mountains of West Virginia was lovely. The corn fields of Iowa strangely enchanting, Yellowstone Park predictably stunning, and the Beartooth pass of Montana indeed was most scenic. But possibly my most favourite scenic drive so far came quite unexpectedly yesterday as I took a “day out” to go visit a […]

15. RushYellowstone

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

More video fun. We’re still catching up with last week when we went through Mount Rushmore and I pulled my trick (for the second time that day) of flirting with a Park Ranger just so that she’d talk to me on camera. Then it was along to – and up and over – the Beartooth […]

And yet more Stats : USA

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

It’s been over a week since we last counted the numbers, so here we are 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 right-hand rail) of this blog at anytime to see where I’ve been day-to-day, it’s always good […]

Wallyworld : Not poplar

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

The ‘pointlessness’ of the whole trip became apparent to Nikki today when we took a leisurely 200 mile detour south of where we were by Yellowstone park, to the southern depths of Idaho – to visit a same named place on the tube map – only for me to reveal that we’re going to turn […]

Follow the Yellowstone Road

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

A weekend where you run out of superlatives: Welcome to Yellowstone Park. The scenery is simply just so gobsmackingly stunning, after you’ve used “Amazing!“, “Fantastic!” and “Stunning!“, you wonder how you’re quite going to describe the beauty that you see to others. The park is big – big enough to contain small towns in it, […]

14. The Badlands of Wall Drug

Saturday, August 1st, 2009

Could this be the most scenic part of country? So far – yes. Into South Dakota we go and the Badlands. Oh, and Wall Drug “Wall what?” I hear you ask! Exactly, which is why there’s this nice video for you … • National Parks guide to the Badlands • Wall Drug official site, oh […]

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