Pumpkin Spice Latte – Early Fall Return

Starbucks get the publicity but were beaten on the starting line by Dunkin Donuts for the early return of the seasonal favourite…..Pumpkin Spice Latte! Gosh I miss America and it seems further away than ever right now. Why can’t the UK have the same delicious and heart warming aroma of Pumpkin Spice? We get seasonal flavours that finish on 31 October as a Halloween tie … Continue reading Pumpkin Spice Latte – Early Fall Return

Coronavirus – Still Causing Problems

USA, Canada and Mexico have all kept their borders closed to travellers, visitors and non essential traffic. The closure to all border crossings has been extended until at least the end of August 2020. A recent IPSOS poll in Canada shows that the majority of Canadians are in favour of the borders remaining closed until the end of 2020 at the least. The epicentre of … Continue reading Coronavirus – Still Causing Problems

Seattle – Mariner’s Stadium Tour

I made a reservation online and decided that the 14.30 tour on 5 July was my preferred choice. Tickets cost $12.50 plus booking fee. I arrived at King St Station Seattle almost on schedule at 11.00. The surrounding streets were from an older period and there was an open air pedestrianised area called Occidental Square that was very lively. I wandered up towards Pike St … Continue reading Seattle – Mariner’s Stadium Tour

Collections from 44 States

There have been three things that have been a constant wherever we have visited America over the last thirty years. More of an obsession since 1996 to be honest. I wouldn’t consider myself obsessive but it became apparent that we seemed to come home with one, two or three things from each visit. Fridge Magnets – I have some from our first visit to California … Continue reading Collections from 44 States