State Capital City 1. Delaware Dover 2. Pennsylvania Harrisburg 3. New Jersey Trenton 4. Georgia Atlanta 5. Connecticut Hartford 6. Massachusetts Boston 7. Maryland Annapolis 8. South Carolina Columbia 9. New Hampshire Concord 10. Virginia Richmond 11. New York Albany 12. North Carolina Raleigh 13. Rhode Island Providence 14. Vermont Montpelier 15. Kentucky Frankfurt 16. Tennessee Nashville 17. Ohio Columbus 18. Louisiana Baton Rouge 19. … Continue reading United States in order of Joining the Union and their Capital Cities
Boeing’s assembly plant in Everett, WA recently rolled out it’s last ever Boeing 747. Due to be delivered later in 2023 as a cargo plane to Atlas Air. Everett’s total build of Boeing 747’s was 1,574. The aircraft was first built in 1969 and historically has been used for various different roles. NASA’s shuttles were carried on the back of 747’s. American Presidents have flown … Continue reading Boeing, Everett – WA roll out the last ever 747
It is anticipated that by 2025 that the UK’s borders will be electronic. Visitors that do NOT need a visa to enter the UK will need to purchase an ETA UK. Following the American ESTA and the Canadian ETA model, the UK will shortly be launching the new ETA UK. It is still a work in progress but visitors from countries that do not currently … Continue reading ETA UK to be launched
TSA reports 2022 a record year for firearms discovery TSA – Transportation Security Administration who are present at all US airports, ports and border crossings have reported that 2022 was the biggest yet for firearm discoveries. Established in 2001 the TSA discovered 6,542 firearms either on or in passengers luggage. They also reported that 88% were loaded. This is around a 10% increase on the … Continue reading American Airports – TSA
The Disney corporation announced in 2022 the return of recently departed CEO Robert Iger and along with news there were some changes happening at their American Parks. Splash Mountain in Frontierland will be closing on January 23 at both Disney World and Disneyland for a complete make over. The popular water ride is being re-imagined based on ‘The Princess and the Frog’ film (2009). The … Continue reading Splash Mountain has closed – Disney News for 2023
The city of Visalia is nestled between Fresno and Bakersfield about half way between Los Angeles and San Francisco. To the South East is the Sequoia National Forest. It’s location is an ideal stopping off point on a California road trip or as a base to explore the verdant forests of California. This month Visalia became the first Certified Autism Destination in America. A report … Continue reading Visalia-CA Certified Autism Destination
One of the things that is almost impossible to express about visiting America is the enormity in comparison to living in the UK. On our recent road trip to Texas & Oklahoma along the arterial I-35 in both directions looking at the near and far horizons with big skies I did say that what we are looking at is so hard to communicate back home … Continue reading Everything is Bigger in TEXAS!
Get your kicks on Route 66 – you have all heard the song and romance of the open road. Discovering Route 66 is on many a folk’s bucket list. One of the most visited pages on this website is Route 66 – 2448 miles from Chicago to Santa Monica Pier which is an overview and history of this nostalgic road trip. But is it going … Continue reading Route 66 – Manage your Expectations
Oklahoma State University and their sports teams are nick named ‘Sooners’. Every time Sooners is mentioned there is very often an image of a small bird and or a buffalo. I hadn’t come across this name before but assumed that the title belonged to the type of bird whose image was everywhere. It was the symbol on licence plates as well as an art installation … Continue reading Oklahoma Sooners
There was no reason to rush today because of the mistake I made in hotels nights I had already paid for the room tonight so the last minute panic about how much booty we had amassed and would be under the weight limit could be tackled later in the day. The big skies and far horizons on our road trip demonstrates how flat it actually … Continue reading Texas & Oklahoma Road Trip Day 10 – Austin to UK
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