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)

Back on the Road Again -Texas & Oklahoma Oct 10-19 2022

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 Back on the Road Again -Texas & Oklahoma Oct 10-19 2022

Day 1 – Back on the Road Again!!

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 Day 1 – Back on the Road Again!!

Parking at Heathrow Airport

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

Route 66 – OK (46th) will be my 45th

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