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!
There was no reason to rush today because of the mistake I made in hotels nights I had already paid for the room tonight so the last minute panic about how much booty we had amassed and would be under the weight limit could be tackled later in the day. The big skies and far horizons on our road trip demonstrates how flat it actually … Continue reading Day 10 – Austin to UK
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
I hold my hands up here. I know that I am not perfect and because I have a belly button that makes me human means I make mistakes. This time I had calculated the number of days away with the wrong return date and hadn’t reserved a room for the night of the 16th October. As it turned out it was a happy mistake and … Continue reading Day 7 – Plano to San Marcos
Back home again. My daughter posted this on her Facebook which sums up the trip exactly! Day 1 – Back on the Road Again!! Day 2 – Waco to Fort Worth & Dallas Day 3 – Dallas Day 4 – Oklahoma City & Route 66 Day 5 – Oklahoma City & Route 66 (part 2) Day 6 – Oklahoma – Plano, TX Day 7 – … Continue reading Texas & OK a Great Success
Itinerary DAY 1: 10 October. UK – Austin arrive Austin 16.05 Austin to Waco 102 miles Day 1 – Back on the Road Again!! DAY 2 & 3: 11-13 October. Fort Worth – Dallas Day 2 – Waco to Fort Worth & Dallas Day 3 – Dallas DAY 4 & 5: 13-15 October. Oklahoma City (State 45) US 40 Route 66 Oklahoma Day 4 – … Continue reading Back on the Road Again -Texas & Oklahoma Oct 10-19 2022
Texas & Oklahoma 10 October 2022 The journey to Heathrow Airport through West London should take approximately 90 minutes with normal rush hour traffic a journey of 29 miles. We were due to drop off the car at the conveniently located private house that we were using by 08,30. To give ourselves plenty of time we left home at 06.15. The weather was appalling and … Continue reading Day 1 – Back on the Road Again!!
Both sides of the Atlantic are seeing prices on many essential day to day items go through the roof. Recession is a word that is prominent in the media as well as the question about fuel prices not dropping as fast as they rise. The pound/dollar exchange rate definitely favours a visit from America to the UK or elsewhere in Europe. It was with great … Continue reading Planning in Progress – Accommodation
The long wait is over, well almost. In October I fly into Austin and collect my car for a 9 night road trip. Tip: It was better value to include the car with the flight than separately. First night will be in Waco followed by two nights in Dallas. In Dallas I am going to make use of the hotel’s airport shuttle and take the … Continue reading Route 66 – OK (46th) will be my 45th
After a three year hiatus from flying I have spent the last few weeks planning and perfecting my next adventure on visiting my missing States. Followers of my early posts might remember that I have yet to set foot in – Utah, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Hawaii. The most logical and economical research has put Austin as the arrival airport. Virgin Atlantic … Continue reading Road Trip Planning in Progress