Day 8 – San Antonio, Gruene & Austin

Umbrellas and disposable poncho were the order of the day. It was tipping it down this morning! It meant that we had experienced temperatures ranging from 95 to 54 degrees on this journey. In reality the lower end of the scale is what us Brits are used to. It didn’t take long to arrive in San Antonio and were pleased that there was another identical … Continue reading Day 8 – San Antonio, Gruene & Austin

Day 6 – Oklahoma – Plano, TX

A journey of 210 miles and around three hours southbound on our new friend the I-35 was today’s challenge. The scenery was red soil, nodding donkeys pumping oil and water towers marking each town. These water towers are proudly liveried with each town’s name and some mark their achievements and famous residents. They are visible for as far as the eye can see and are … Continue reading Day 6 – Oklahoma – Plano, TX

Day 5 – Oklahoma City & Route 66 (part 2)

After a discussion on what order of play we tackled today we headed downtown to an area of Oklahoma City called ‘Bricktown’. This area is built around the Bricktown Canal that was renovated in 1999. There is free parking at Bass Pro at one end of the area as well as many paid parking lots. The pathways lead to the canal meandering through the renovated … Continue reading Day 5 – Oklahoma City & Route 66 (part 2)

Day 4 – Oklahoma City & Route 66

The excitement was building today as we left shortly after breakfast and headed the nearly 200 miles to Oklahoma City along I-35. The border between Texas and Oklahoma was about an hour’s journey and it came upon us very quickly. My daughter had fallen asleep in the passenger seat and I shouted ‘Oklahoma’ as I saw the ‘Welcome to Oklahoma’ sign but not in time … Continue reading Day 4 – Oklahoma City & Route 66

Chase Bank – Get a Card (UK)

The UK pound vs the US dollar tanked just at the wrong time for my Road Trip and so in my mind the price I was reading I just thought of in pounds to make it simpler. The previous worst rate I can remember whilst away in America was around $1.30 to £1.00 and converted every purchase to see if the price was acceptable or … Continue reading Chase Bank – Get a Card (UK)

Day 2 – Waco to Fort Worth & Dallas

DAY 2 – Waco – Fort Worth – Dallas With no disrespect to Waco we hit the road straight after breakfast. We were booked in for two nights in Dallas so the decision was taken to go to Fort Worth first. The I-35 was to be the arterial road almost for the entirety of our road trip and it split in either Fort Worth or … Continue reading Day 2 – Waco to Fort Worth & Dallas