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)
Based near the enormous DFW airport we took advantage of the hotel shuttle and we taken to Terminal A which is the nearest terminal to the TRE and DART into the city. The last time I was in Dallas in 2014 the DART didn’t run as far as the airport so this was all new. Purchasing a ticket was easy and an all day pass … Continue reading Texas & Oklahoma Road Trip Day 3 – Dallas
Visiting America during Autumn is a beautiful time from the being Thankful sentiment to the amazing displays of pumpkins all around you. A big feature of our recent Road Trip to Texas and Oklahoma was the shear quantity of pumpkins and Halloween costumes on offer. The variety and quantity available was astounding and there were even costumes for small animals like guinea pigs as well … Continue reading Fall Season – USA
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 Texas & Oklahoma Road Trip Day 2 – Waco to Fort Worth & Dallas
Back home again. My daughter posted this on her Facebook which sums up the trip exactly! Day 1 – Back on the Road Again!! Day 2 – Waco to Fort Worth & Dallas Day 3 – Dallas Day 4 – Oklahoma City & Route 66 Day 5 – Oklahoma City & Route 66 (part 2) Day 6 – Oklahoma – Plano, TX Day 7 – … Continue reading Texas & OK a Great Success!
Itinerary DAY 1: 10 October. UK – Austin arrive Austin 16.05 Austin to Waco 102 miles Day 1 – Back on the Road Again!! DAY 2 & 3: 11-13 October. Fort Worth – Dallas Day 2 – Waco to Fort Worth & Dallas Day 3 – Dallas DAY 4 & 5: 13-15 October. Oklahoma City (State 45) US 40 Route 66 Oklahoma Day 4 – … Continue reading Texas & Oklahoma Road Trip Back on the Road Again – Oct 10-19 2022
Texas & Oklahoma 10 October 2022 The journey to Heathrow Airport through West London should take approximately 90 minutes with normal rush hour traffic a journey of 29 miles. We were due to drop off the car at the conveniently located private house that we were using by 08.30. To give ourselves plenty of time we left home at 06.15. The weather was appalling and … Continue reading Texas & Oklahoma Road Trip Day 1 – UK – Austin
Not many days now until my first flight to America in just over three years. All is going to plan and the little details are now being finalised. To enter America you no longer have to take a COVID test within 24 hours of departure. You do however have to complete an attestation that you have had both vaccinations either a print out or online. … Continue reading Parking at Heathrow Airport
This is really good news if you are a US visitor the UK. There must be bargains galore in shops and restaurants. The prices of hotels might look reasonable as well. That one glass of diet coke still works out to be around $2.00 with no refills of course. The flip side for UK is that yearned after Covid holiday isn’t going to as exciting … Continue reading New Record LOW £ vs $
Today was the state funeral of our Monarch of over 70 years. The Queen was always a constant in our lives and reigned over us and our generations. Her passing was not so much a surprise but it was the suddenness of her death that took many of us by surprise. The nation has mourned for 10 days and followed the events across our combined … Continue reading Queen Elizabeth II
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