After failing miserably to get up close to a lighthouse north of Brunswick in the Ship City of Bath, the nearest was seeing the lighthouse across the bay at 5 Islands and back of the little Doubling Point lighthouse opposite the ship yards in Bath, I put all my efforts in heading south of Portland. I could of course taken a harbour cruise and seen … Continue reading New England – Portland Head Lighthouse
My road trip was nearing it’s final day and my flight wasn’t until 22.00 so I made the decision to tackle the Boston traffic head on. I set my trusty Tom Tom for Plymouth Rock from Seabrook a distance of about 80 miles. As I approached the half way line there was Boston in front of me and toll roads at almost every turn. I … Continue reading New England – Plymouth, where it all began almost 400 years ago
Coincidently George H Bush had just been transferred from the Bush family home for medical treatment in Maine Kennebunkport a couple of days before my visit. It helped that the day was gloriously sunny. I was on route between Freeport, ME and Merrimack, NH and made a snap decision to deviate from the route to mad a short stop in Kennebunkport, ME. I am so glad … Continue reading New England – Kennebunkport ME
If you have heard of L.L Bean then you might know that they started in Freeport Maine. I think it should be renamed Beantown. This company dominate the whole town. There is an L.L Bean campus comprising of three different stores that are open 24 hours a day 7 days a week. I thought it was weird when I arrived the following morning at 08.30 … Continue reading New England 27 May Freeport, ME
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