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
I have around a month before my first trip to the States since 2019. It looks like it is going to be very expensive and way more than I am used to. Today the rate against the weak UK pound was £1 = $1.14. It doesn’t seem that there will be change any time soon mainly down to the war in Ukraine and the prospect … Continue reading Strong Dollar worst Exchange Rate since 1985
Over here in the UK what the Americans know as canned whipped cream we call squirty cream. You know the product, cans of different flavour creams that teens and probably some grown ups literally squirt into their mouths without a dessert in sight? Apparently in New York State in an attempt to prevent use of nitrous oxide by under aged users this recent law is … Continue reading New York State – Age ID for……Squirty Cream?!
Sometimes you just have to blog about something that brings a smile to your face! An immersive dining experience has opened in Beverly Hills, CA that features the 1980’s classic tv show The Golden Girls. The 90 minute Golden Girls Kitchen slots start at $39 for off peak and rise to $55 peak per person. The menu features dishes from the show and yes of … Continue reading ‘Thank you for being a Friend’ Golden Girls Pop Up Restaurant opens in Los Angeles
Both sides of the Atlantic are seeing prices on many essential day to day items go through the roof. Recession is a word that is prominent in the media as well as the question about fuel prices not dropping as fast as they rise. The pound/dollar exchange rate definitely favours a visit from America to the UK or elsewhere in Europe. It was with great … Continue reading Planning in Progress – Accommodation
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