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RandYwakefield This is the story of R-Robin and Y-Yasuko Wakefield in Canada, USA, and a touch of Mexico


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Tuesday, 2 Oct 2007 | Views [489]

Back in Honolulu for a one-night stand before flying home, we booked in to the same hotel across the road from Waikiki beach. Didn’t have any time for any more sightseeing so just went out to do some last-minute shopping.   A bit warm after ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road

Gallery: HONOLULU TWO and

Tuesday, 2 Oct 2007 | Photo Gallery

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Tuesday, 2 Oct 2007 | Views [500]

We left Yosemite by the western gate after visiting Hetch Hetchy dam, which was quite pretty, but again the waterfalls were dry.   The four hour drive from Yosemite was through some nice green fruit orchards and wine country – a bit of a change ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


Tuesday, 2 Oct 2007 | Photo Gallery

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Friday, 28 Sep 2007 | Views [561]

Because of our full travel schedule we only had 2 days at Yosemite and we had left it a bit late to book our accommodation, but finally found a hotel some 15 miles from the park entrance.   We got to know that stretch of mountain road quite well ... Read more >

Tags: The Great Outdoors


Thursday, 27 Sep 2007 | Photo Gallery

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Wednesday, 26 Sep 2007 | Views [576]

Drove across the Mojave Desert from Arizona to California and ran into a blinding thunderstorm – almost had to stop driving the rain was so heavy.   But it didn’t last long and we were soon in brilliant sunshine again.   Got onto the first ... Read more >

Tags: Culture

Gallery: Los Angeles

Wednesday, 26 Sep 2007 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: Las Vegas

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Wednesday, 26 Sep 2007 | Views [568]

Hired a car in Vegas for the final driving leg of our journey – Grand Canyon – Los Angeles – Yosemite – San Francisco .   Drove (about 4:30 hours) to Grand Canyon over the top of the wall of the Hoover Dam.   The lake created by the dam ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing

STRANDED in Las Vegas

Wednesday, 26 Sep 2007 | Views [665]

We flew to Las Vegas via Houston which means we touched down in Texas , adding one more to our long list of states and provinces – almost losing count…..   Arrived in Las Vegas and took a taxi to our (Worldmark) unit a bit south of the strip ... Read more >

Tags: Adrenaline

Gallery: New Orleans

Wednesday, 26 Sep 2007 | Photo Gallery

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New Orleans and all that Jazz

Tuesday, 25 Sep 2007 | Views [473]

We didn’t think we’d need a car in New Orleans . Just as well because we couldn’t find our hotel reservation printout and we couldn’t remember the name or address of the place we were staying at. Still, with a bit of perseverance and a few phone ... Read more >

Tags: Culture


Saturday, 22 Sep 2007 | Views [640]

Picked up our rental car at the airport and made it ok to the hotel at Miami Beach just across the road from the beach and a little way north of South Beach, which is the hotspot.. Had a swim in the Atlantic – very smooth and calm and quite ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures

Washington DC & The National Gallery

Friday, 21 Sep 2007 | Views [575]

Easy driving down to w-dc. Our hotel was a little way out of town in Maryland, 9our 12th or 13th state or province) on a hill overlooking the Potomac River. We took a little drive downtown to check out the sights in the afternoon - easier said than ... Read more >

Tags: Culture

Philly and the Liberty Bell

Thursday, 20 Sep 2007 | Views [2280]

It was robin's idea to go to philly and see the liberty bell and it turned out to be a pleasant experience. we left new york in cloudy weather and it got worse. fog closed in and we almost had to stop driving. struck the first really poor weather ... Read more >

Tags: Friends


Thursday, 20 Sep 2007 | Views [780] | Comments [1]

Checked in at the Gershwin hotel E 27th street near 5th ave a few blocks fom the empire state bldg. a bit of a pretintious arty crafty kind of place (fashion shows next door) but very nice and quite convenient. took the subway uptown to times square ... Read more >

Tags: Adrenaline

Gallery: Boston

Monday, 17 Sep 2007 | Photo Gallery

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Monday, 17 Sep 2007 | Views [324]

We got away from Niagara Falls fairly early for the longest (driving) leg of our journey 758 km (using the gps) and had little trouble on the way. Found out that speed limits mean very little in the usa. 65 mph = 85 mph (minimum), so we made the trip ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road

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