A few years ago on one of our trips we were based in Allentown in Pennsylvania. As fans of the t.v show ‘The Office’ which is based in the town of Scranton in the north-east of the state we decided to travel the 80 miles or so to see what we could in relation to the show. We knew that it was filmed in California … Continue reading Scranton – PA
I previously wrote a post on Presidential Libraries and was curious about whether or not that there will be a proposed Presidential Library dedicated to the Trump Presidency. I discovered that the outgoing President is trying to raise $2b to have his library built near his Mar-a-Lago home in Florida. The question remains if he will be allowed to open one at all with the … Continue reading Presidential Library – Trump
Many people think that most state capitols are replicas of the Capitol Building in Washington D.C but there are as unique as each state is. Some of the domes are octagonal and some sit on top of a cupola tower. Some have no domes at all. What isn’t in doubt is that the dome has played a part in American civic architecture since the statehouses … Continue reading US State Capitols
After New York lost the original Penn Station to facilitate Madison Square Garden in the early 1960s and all that remained was an underground hall, New Yorkers are welcoming a new spectacular hall for Amtrak customers. The Moynihan Train Hall opened on 1 January 2021 in the building that housed the Farley Road Post Office directly across from the Madison Square Garden/Penn Station entrance. The … Continue reading Penn Station – New York City – Spectacular New Hall Opens
Whilst in Europe Thanksgiving remains an American holiday, news is breaking that President Trump and his administration are considering rescinding entry bans for most non U.S citizens in Europe. Can European travellers give thanks? Although most European countries have banned U.S visitors do European travellers want to enter America at this time. Covid-19 appears to out of control in America and the numbers are still … Continue reading Coronavirus – White House Considers Lifting Travel Bans from Europe
The annual Turkey Pardon has taken place at the White House. My goodness these birds have been living the high life in Washington DC. They stayed in the Willard hotel close to the White House and will be flown back to Iowa so the public can visit them. They will reside on the campus of Iowa State University. The tradition of pardoning a turkey gifted … Continue reading Thanksgiving 2020 – Corn is the winner
Just announced from the Mayor of New Orleans that MARDI GRAS PARADES in 2021 are cancelled. Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic the gathering of expected crowds is going to be a super spreader event. Apparently Mardi Gras cannot be cancelled because it is a religious holiday but the mayor insists that the holiday is going to look very different in 2021. Both Bourbon St and … Continue reading Coronavirus – New Orleans – Mardi Gras 2021
After days of waiting and dominating the media across the UK, America has voted for a new President. Biden will become the 46th President of the United States. Will the world feel a safer place from January 2021? Who knows but it will good to get things back to the ‘new normal’. I tried to find my favourite piece of humour at the start of … Continue reading Biden! 46th President of the United States!
Two items about New York caught my attention. First is that Governor Andrew Cuomo for the State of New York has changed the 14 day quarantine rule for arriving visitors from Red Zones. Now you need to provide a negative Covid-19 test result and then take another test four days after arriving into the state. Quarantine must be observed until the second test is also … Continue reading Coronavirus – New York State
Will Tuesday 03 November ring in a new administration or will it be 4 More Years? This result might be a defining moment for the future of travelling to America for the rest of the world and how the next few months are handled by the States. 2020 will be remembered as the ‘Year of the Road Trip’ I hope that 2021 will be the year … Continue reading AMERICA – Don’t Forget to VOTE!!