Those of you that follow this site already know that I have stepped foot into 45 states. I still need to visit Utah, New Mexico, Nebraska, North Dakota and finally Hawaii. As I am resident in the UK this rather restricts my options and what with the current cost of living crisis my purse strings are stretched. I have researched air fares in September and … Continue reading Planning in Progress – Visiting States #46 & #47 possibly #48
Everyday is a school day! Now I know that this isn’t recent news but it was news to me. At the end of 2021 Las Vegas Airport changed it’s name. Since it’s first commercial arrivals in 1948 the airport had been named after the Senator of Nevada Pat McCarran. As far back as 2012, stories began to emerge of McCarran’s history of perpetuating racism and … Continue reading Las Vegas Airport Changes Name
Central Florida continues to attract increasing numbers of visitors annually. In 2021 is was reported that there were around 57 million visitors, the majority are US domestic travellers but 2 million are from overseas. Numbers are going up and certainly recovering from the impact of the 2020 Coronavirus Pandemic. Would travelling through the Sunshine State by rail be an option for anyone instead of flying … Continue reading Florida – Rail Options
May 11 is still the date that the White House has as the proposed review of the end to the Coronavirus public health emergency. This is despite a Bill being passed in the House of Representatives on February 8 by 227 to 201 to end the current entry policy. The White House is still unsure on allowing non vaccinated visitors into the States. It says … Continue reading Coronavirus – Vaccinations Still Required to Enter USA
State Capital City 1. Delaware Dover 2. Pennsylvania Harrisburg 3. New Jersey Trenton 4. Georgia Atlanta 5. Connecticut Hartford 6. Massachusetts Boston 7. Maryland Annapolis 8. South Carolina Columbia 9. New Hampshire Concord 10. Virginia Richmond 11. New York Albany 12. North Carolina Raleigh 13. Rhode Island Providence 14. Vermont Montpelier 15. Kentucky Frankfurt 16. Tennessee Nashville 17. Ohio Columbus 18. Louisiana Baton Rouge 19. … Continue reading United States in order of Joining the Union and their Capital Cities
Boeing’s assembly plant in Everett, WA recently rolled out it’s last ever Boeing 747. Due to be delivered later in 2023 as a cargo plane to Atlas Air. Everett’s total build of Boeing 747’s was 1,574. The aircraft was first built in 1969 and historically has been used for various different roles. NASA’s shuttles were carried on the back of 747’s. American Presidents have flown … Continue reading Boeing, Everett – WA roll out the last ever 747
TSA reports 2022 a record year for firearms discovery TSA – Transportation Security Administration who are present at all US airports, ports and border crossings have reported that 2022 was the biggest yet for firearm discoveries. Established in 2001 the TSA discovered 6,542 firearms either on or in passengers luggage. They also reported that 88% were loaded. This is around a 10% increase on the … Continue reading American Airports – TSA
The Disney corporation announced in 2022 the return of recently departed CEO Robert Iger and along with news there were some changes happening at their American Parks. Splash Mountain in Frontierland will be closing on January 23 at both Disney World and Disneyland for a complete make over. The popular water ride is being re-imagined based on ‘The Princess and the Frog’ film (2009). The … Continue reading Splash Mountain has closed – Disney News for 2023
The city of Visalia is nestled between Fresno and Bakersfield about half way between Los Angeles and San Francisco. To the South East is the Sequoia National Forest. It’s location is an ideal stopping off point on a California road trip or as a base to explore the verdant forests of California. This month Visalia became the first Certified Autism Destination in America. A report … Continue reading Visalia-CA Certified Autism Destination
One of the things that is almost impossible to express about visiting America is the enormity in comparison to living in the UK. On our recent road trip to Texas & Oklahoma along the arterial I-35 in both directions looking at the near and far horizons with big skies I did say that what we are looking at is so hard to communicate back home … Continue reading Everything is Bigger in TEXAS!
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