Everything is Bigger in TEXAS!

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!

Route 66 – Manage your Expectations

Get your kicks on Route 66 – you have all heard the song and romance of the open road. Discovering Route 66 is on many a folk’s bucket list. One of the most visited pages on this website is Route 66 – 2448 miles from Chicago to Santa Monica Pier which is an overview and history of this nostalgic road trip. But is it going … Continue reading Route 66 – Manage your Expectations

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 6 – Oklahoma – Plano, TX

A journey of 210 miles and around three hours southbound on our new friend the I-35 was today’s challenge. The scenery was red soil, nodding donkeys pumping oil and water towers marking each town. These water towers are proudly liveried with each town’s name and some mark their achievements and famous residents. They are visible for as far as the eye can see and are … Continue reading Day 6 – Oklahoma – Plano, TX

Day 5 – Oklahoma City & Route 66 (part 2)

After a discussion on what order of play we tackled today we headed downtown to an area of Oklahoma City called ‘Bricktown’. This area is built around the Bricktown Canal that was renovated in 1999. There is free parking at Bass Pro at one end of the area as well as many paid parking lots. The pathways lead to the canal meandering through the renovated … Continue reading Day 5 – Oklahoma City & Route 66 (part 2)

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