My Husband likes to visit a casino when we travel to the States. It isn’t something I enjoy and none of it makes sense to me. We have visited Las Vegas on a number of occasions as well as Atlantic City. These are two of the biggest casino resorts in America but when we have been on our road trips there has hardly ever been a … Continue reading Casinos – A road less travelled!
Within a 15 minute metro train of Washington D.C is the fascinatingly and historical town of Alexandria. If you take the metro to King Street there is a free shuttle bus to the water front. What is striking about this town are the cobbled roads and vintage houses all in the beautiful shadow of the Potomac River. It is easy to imagine how America looked … Continue reading Alexandria, VA
Michael Portillo has one of the best jobs ever! He and his little Appleton’s book get to travel and experience America by rail. His obvious enjoyment in presenting the history of his destinations and how they affected modern America is infectious. He is a retired Politian and yet he presents in an informative and often humorous style. I love his obvious British awkwardness but he … Continue reading Great American Rail Journeys – BBC2
Man vs Food was on the television. I guess it was an old episode but it was in Portland, Oregon. We visited the original store in downtown Portland because of Man vs Food. We got there around 11.00 in the morning having found parking space a couple of roads over. It wasn’t a busy time but judging by the barriers that surround the store they … Continue reading Voodoo Doughnut, Portland, Oregon
Designed and influenced by the Epsom Derby race course in the south of England is Churchill Downs the home of the famed Kentucky Derby. There is the Kentucky Derby Museum with interactive exhibits as well a panoramic movie that follows a new born thorough bred foal to the greatest two minutes on earth. Located in horse country near the city of Louisville this is a spectacular … Continue reading Churchill Downs – Ky
AS SEEN ON GREAT AMERICAN RAIL JOURNEYS BBC2 with Michael Portillo and to my great satisfaction. If you happen to find yourself between San Francisco and Sacramento on the I 80 make a stop at the Jelly Belly Factory. Factory Tours of Jelly Belly, Fairfield, CA. Tours are free and you get to see the in depth process of how these little beans of joy … Continue reading Fairfield, CA – Jelly Belly Factory
63 Miles North West of D.C is the Harpers Ferry Historical Park. Continue reading Harpers Ferry, National Historical Park, WV