Great American Rail Journeys – BBC2

Michael Portillo has one of the best jobs ever! He and his little Appleton’s book get to travel and experience America by rail. His obvious enjoyment in presenting the history of his destinations and how they affected modern America is infectious. He is a retired Politian and yet he presents in an informative and often humorous style. I love his obvious British awkwardness but he … Continue reading Great American Rail Journeys – BBC2

Flying the Flag

Miriam Margolyes is a British actress and voice actress who recently did a 1000 mile road trip from Chicago to New Orleans for the BBCto discover what it means to be an American and how America is right now. It was a personal view of the presenter who in turn has strong views of her own. I thought some of the subject matter was very … Continue reading Flying the Flag

It is on the way up!! About time

This is short but sweet and I hope sweeter in the days to come. The Pound is over 1.42 to the US Dollar Check the exchange rate here BBC Currency I might start planning my next visit how about you? There was something on the news today that tourism numbers are down to America maybe this will get reflected in hotel rates…..fingers crossed! 10 February … Continue reading It is on the way up!! About time

Churchill Downs – Ky

Designed and influenced by the Epsom Derby race course in the south of England is Churchill Downs the home of the famed Kentucky Derby. There is the Kentucky Derby Museum with interactive exhibits as well a panoramic movie that follows a new born thorough bred foal to the greatest two minutes on earth. Located in horse country near the city of¬†Louisville this is a spectacular … Continue reading Churchill Downs – Ky

Fairfield, CA – Jelly Belly Factory

AS SEEN ON GREAT AMERICAN RAIL JOURNEYS BBC2 with Michael Portillo and to my great satisfaction. If you happen to find yourself between San Francisco and Sacramento on the I 80 make a stop at the Jelly Belly Factory. Factory Tours of Jelly Belly, Fairfield, CA. Tours are free and you get to see the in depth process of how these little beans of joy … Continue reading Fairfield, CA – Jelly Belly Factory