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USA

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Memphis welcome

Monday, 24 Jul 2017 | Views [72]

We were welcomed into Memphis with sunshine, a rainbow and storm clouds!  We had 2 storrn fronts of both sheet and forked lightning. We drove through the first which was pretty exciting, lightning hitting the fields on either side. One bolt was ... Read more >


DON'T PANIC!

Sunday, 23 Jul 2017 | Views [75]

Whilst traveling I lost my phone. I had became aware of the fact when we were in the car. 5 of us traveling south in Iowa USA. First thought was where had I used it last. It was the motorcycle museum we had visited an hour or so back. I searched where ... Read more >


The trip begins

Monday, 17 Jul 2017 | Views [41]

It was great to meet up with my sisters in Winnipeg. We stayed, 5 of us, in a great AirBNB right in the middle of town. We had a rental car and attended all the ceremonies organised by the early settlers organisation. We were interviewed by the local ... Read more >


Aspergers

Saturday, 15 Jul 2017 | Views [55]

We are all on the Aspergers spectrum somewhere it's really just a matter of whether our level is noticeable by others or not.  I for example am often too direct in my speech and not the best socially and that helps me relate to my man who is ... Read more >


End of Route 66 and beginning of trip back to Kansas

Sunday, 22 Jun 2014 | Views [436]

Today we reached the Santa Monica Pier, the end of Route 66. Yesterday to get there we crossed the Mojave Desert, it was a long hot day riding in temperatures of up to 108 degrees. I enjoyed the heat but it took a lot out of me (Kent was fine ... Read more >


Photos: USA 2014

Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | Photo Gallery

Road to Route 66
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Hannibal to Chicago

Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | Views [505]

Our friends from New Zealand, two other Kiwi couples, joined us on Sunday evening in Hannibal and the next morning we headed north to Debuque (pronounced Da-buke) where we stayed the night. Next day was the Debuque Museum a fascinating exploration of ... Read more >


And so it begins

Saturday, 7 Jun 2014 | Views [551]

Well!  I can hear John (JV) telling me 'you shouldn't start a story with - Well!' But this story, well...  We started with a quick sojorn on the Gold Coast with gorgeous Georgia and family before heading to Kansas with Air New Zealand via ... Read more >


End of our 'The Americas' travels

Friday, 7 May 2010 | Views [505]

So we now say goodbye to the Americas. It has been an amazing journey, we have been so impressed by the different landscapes, the beauty, the generosity of its people and its vastness. We have been so lucky in our ... Read more >


on our way to London, first stop Boston, Massachusetts

Wednesday, 5 May 2010 | Views [390]

No problems with getting our United flight to Boston, on internal flights in USA you get charged (US$25 and up) for any checked bag you may have but our flight was part of an international one so we got our first checked bag free. We had gotten rid ... Read more >


Photos: Fort Collins 2nd visit

Saturday, 1 May 2010 | Photo Gallery


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Back in Fort Collins, Colorado

Monday, 26 Apr 2010 | Views [339]

We sadly left on the one day off that Sherry had but had had a wonderful week with everyone here in Post Falls. She and Gary took us to the airport for an uneventful trip back to Denver where we were to be picked up from the airport by Hayley. Hayley ... Read more >


Photos: Post Falls, Idaho

Thursday, 22 Apr 2010 | Photo Gallery


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Post Falls, Idaho

Monday, 19 Apr 2010 | Views [434]

We flew up to Spokane, Washington (state) from Denver on Monday 19th to spend a week with our friend Gary and his wife Sherry who live nearby but across the state line in Post Falls, Idaho. We travelled with Gary on and off for a few weeks in Central ... Read more >


Fort Collins, Colorado

Thursday, 8 Apr 2010 | Views [318]

We bade a rapid farewell to Dawn and Alan when they dropped us off at the Houston Hobby Airport to catch our Southwest flight up to Denver. Southwest is good because they have 2 check-in bags free per customer, all other flights except Jetblue (1 per ... Read more >


Photos: Galveston

Thursday, 1 Apr 2010 | Photo Gallery


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Galveston, Texas

Wednesday, 31 Mar 2010 | Views [321]

We had put an advert on Craigslist to get a rideshare from New Orleans to Houston and received a reply from Joshua who was driving through from Orlando. This is a much less expensive way for us to travel and means he gets company and another driver ... Read more >


Photos: New Orleans, Louisiana

Saturday, 27 Mar 2010 | Photo Gallery


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New Orleans, USA

Saturday, 27 Mar 2010 | Views [318]

We arrived in New Orleans ( http://www.neworleanscvb.com/ ) around 5.30pm on Saturday and our c/s host Alita came and picked us up after she finished work at 6pm and took us to her home that she shares with her sister Suni and dogs Samson, Goliath ... Read more >


Photos: Tallahassee to Pensacola, Florida

Wednesday, 24 Mar 2010 | Photo Gallery


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Florida, USA - part 2

Tuesday, 23 Mar 2010 | Views [415]

We had a good ride by Greyhound bus from Orlando up to Tallahassee, the bus is not a patch on the ones we used to ride in South America but ok for shorter journeys. In Tallahassee we waited a while at the terminal and talked a bit with a young man ... Read more >


Photos: Titusville, Florida, USA

Sunday, 21 Mar 2010 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Florida, USA - West Palm Beach and Vero Beach

Friday, 19 Mar 2010 | Photo Gallery


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Florida State, USA part 1

Thursday, 18 Mar 2010 | Views [324]

Our flight to Florida was about 3 hours and we were able to see some of the islands below as we crossed near to Dominican Republic and Cuba. We also flew over the Florida Keys and got to see the huge area of sandy bottomed shallow blue blue ... Read more >


Photos: flight from Puerto Rico to Florida, USA

Thursday, 18 Mar 2010 | Photo Gallery


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