What is like to drive in America?

According to the US Federal Highway Commission there are 4.12 million miles of roads in America. This includes Alaska and Hawaii. The core of this network is the Interstate system which comprises of about 1% or 47,575 of the road system and carries a quarter of all highway traffic. Another 179,650 miles of major roads comprise the National Highway System which carries most of the … Continue reading What is like to drive in America?

Lorraine Motel, Civil Rights Museum and Dr Who Crossovers

Most of you reading this are in America so do you get to see Dr Who on BBC America? Last night in the UK was the third episode with the new Doctor and her crew. It was a particularly poignant storyline with time travellers influencing history. Star Trek have done it, Quantum Leap did it with JFK and Lee Harvey Oswald and Dr Who last … Continue reading Lorraine Motel, Civil Rights Museum and Dr Who Crossovers

New England – Portland Head Lighthouse

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

New England – Plymouth, where it all began almost 400 years ago

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

New England – Kennebunkport ME

Coincidently George H Bush had just been transferred from the Bush family home for medical treatment in Maine┬áKennebunkport 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