My Husband likes to visit a casino when we travel to the States. It isn’t something I enjoy and none of it makes sense to me. We have visited Las Vegas on a number of occasions as well as Atlantic City. These are two of the biggest casino resorts in America but when we have been on our road trips there has hardly ever been a … Continue reading Casinos – A road less travelled!
Within a 15 minute metro train of Washington D.C is the fascinatingly and historical town of Alexandria. If you take the metro to King Street there is a free shuttle bus to the water front. What is striking about this town are the cobbled roads and vintage houses all in the beautiful shadow of the Potomac River. It is easy to imagine how America looked … Continue reading Alexandria, VA
Michael Portillo has one of the best jobs ever! He and his little Appleton’s book get to travel and experience America by rail. His obvious enjoyment in presenting the history of his destinations and how they affected modern America is infectious. He is a retired Politian and yet he presents in an informative and often humorous style. I love his obvious British awkwardness but he … Continue reading Great American Rail Journeys – BBC2
Miriam Margolyes is a British actress and voice actress who recently did a 1000 mile road trip from Chicago to New Orleans for the BBCto discover what it means to be an American and how America is right now. It was a personal view of the presenter who in turn has strong views of her own. I thought some of the subject matter was very … Continue reading Flying the Flag
This is short but sweet and I hope sweeter in the days to come. The Pound is over 1.42 to the US Dollar Check the exchange rate here BBC Currency I might start planning my next visit how about you? There was something on the news today that tourism numbers are down to America maybe this will get reflected in hotel rates…..fingers crossed! 10 February … Continue reading It is on the way up!! About time
Man vs Food was on the television. I guess it was an old episode but it was in Portland, Oregon. We visited the original store in downtown Portland because of Man vs Food. We got there around 11.00 in the morning having found parking space a couple of roads over. It wasn’t a busy time but judging by the barriers that surround the store they … Continue reading Voodoo Doughnut, Portland, Oregon
Designed and influenced by the Epsom Derby race course in the south of England is Churchill Downs the home of the famed Kentucky Derby. There is the Kentucky Derby Museum with interactive exhibits as well a panoramic movie that follows a new born thorough bred foal to the greatest two minutes on earth. Located in horse country near the city of Louisville this is a spectacular … Continue reading Churchill Downs – Ky