There was no reason to rush today because of the mistake I made in hotels nights I had already paid for the room tonight so the last minute panic about how much booty we had amassed and would be under the weight limit could be tackled later in the day. The big skies and far horizons on our road trip demonstrates how flat it actually … Continue reading Texas & Oklahoma Road Trip Day 10 – Austin to UK
We were getting those end of holiday feelings and real life things invaded our thoughts but we had a day and half left and set out using the back roads to go into Austin. We ended up accidentally driving through Texas State University campus. All the roads signs had the Longhorns burnt orange logo. The facilities that they have is mind blowing. There was a … Continue reading Texas & Oklahoma Road Trip Day 9 – 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 Texas & Oklahoma Road Trip Day 8 – San Antonio, Gruene & Austin
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 Texas & Oklahoma Road Trip Day 4 – Oklahoma City & Route 66
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)
Based near the enormous DFW airport we took advantage of the hotel shuttle and we taken to Terminal A which is the nearest terminal to the TRE and DART into the city. The last time I was in Dallas in 2014 the DART didn’t run as far as the airport so this was all new. Purchasing a ticket was easy and an all day pass … Continue reading Texas & Oklahoma Road Trip Day 3 – 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 Texas & Oklahoma Road Trip Day 2 – Waco to Fort Worth & Dallas
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!
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
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
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