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Coming sooner … likely

Friday, October 16th, 2009

Whilst I slave away every day trying to get my book written, I’m also spending time going through and organising all the photos. It appears that me (and my companions) managed to press the shutter button just over 4,700 times in ten weeks, and that doesn’t include an estimate 100 pictures or more that I […]

Coming soon … probably

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

To document, or not to document – that is the question. I’m 30,000+ words into my book (and I’ve been reliably informed that 150,000 is your ‘standard’ book size, so I’m about er …. 20% done on that front) but I’ve also been going back through ALL the video footage that I shot over ten […]

20. And Home

Friday, September 25th, 2009

And I’m back in Charleston. So it’s taken me three weeks to recover, catch up on my sleep and get some sort of resemblance of a ‘normal’ daily life back. Which means it’s now time for a post-trip ‘debrief’ interview … In the meantime, you’ll find me down the library most days, writing it all […]

Insouciant (East is east)

Friday, September 4th, 2009

Somewhere on a mainly deserted two-lane highway, sometime between California and Oklahoma, someone was driving a dark red Jeep east across the country. Just another week and another two thousand miles on the clock to add to on top of a ten week epic journey – all alone. Google latitude has been turned off, there’s […]

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 […]

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