Those of you that follow this site already know that I have stepped foot into 45 states. I still need to visit Utah, New Mexico, Nebraska, North Dakota and finally Hawaii. As I am resident in the UK this rather restricts my options and what with the current cost of living crisis my purse strings are stretched. I have researched air fares in September and … Continue reading Planning in Progress – Visiting States #46 & #47 possibly #48
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
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 Texas & Oklahoma Road Trip Day 5 – Oklahoma City & Route 66 (part 2)
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 Texas & Oklahoma Road Trip Day 4 – Oklahoma City & Route 66
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
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!
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
The long wait is over, well almost. In October I fly into Austin and collect my car for a 9 night road trip. Tip: It was better value to include the car with the flight than separately. First night will be in Waco followed by two nights in Dallas. In Dallas I am going to make use of the hotel’s airport shuttle and take the … Continue reading Route 66 – OK (46th) will be my 45th
Just click on one of the below to add to the Poll and see which song is winning! Let other’s know what your ‘kicks’ would be when being ‘on the road again’. Do you have a top 5 to share? Continue reading Route 66 – What is your Soundtrack?
Something you don’t see very often from Amtrak is the unveiling of a new route. Specifically aimed at New Yorkers’ wanting to get away for a weekend, the new ‘Berkshire Flyer’ will start it’s operations from 08 July and run between New York’s Penn Station, NY and Pittsfield, MA. Departing Penn Station at 15.16 and arriving at 19.12 in Pittsfield. I would recommend that your … Continue reading Amtrak – New Summer Service – New York to The Berkshires
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