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 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)

Day 2 – Waco to Fort Worth & Dallas

DAY 2 – Waco – Fort Worth – Dallas With no disrespect to Waco we hit the road straight after breakfast. We were booked in for two nights in Dallas so the decision was taken to go to Fort Worth first. The I-35 was to be the arterial road almost for the entirety of our road trip and it split in either Fort Worth or … Continue reading Day 2 – Waco to Fort Worth & Dallas

Texas & OK a Great Success

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

Strong Dollar worst Exchange Rate since 1985

I have around a month before my first trip to the States since 2019. It looks like it is going to be very expensive and way more than I am used to. Today the rate against the weak UK pound was £1 = $1.14. It doesn’t seem that there will be change any time soon mainly down to the war in Ukraine and the prospect … Continue reading Strong Dollar worst Exchange Rate since 1985

Planning in Progress – Accommodation

Both sides of the Atlantic are seeing prices on many essential day to day items go through the roof. Recession is a word that is prominent in the media as well as the question about fuel prices not dropping as fast as they rise. The pound/dollar exchange rate definitely favours a visit from America to the UK or elsewhere in Europe.  It was with great … Continue reading Planning in Progress – Accommodation