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North America » United States » Texas » Houston October 7th 2007

We were each given a key to get into either one of the rooms where we were staying and after waking up and packing the van, Jon was collecting them. However we were missing one, we’d looked everywhere inside and unpacked all our luggage but we had no idea where it was. Eventually we gave up looking, Jon wasn’t happy but we had a massive drive today and couldn’t hang around any longer. We drove until mid afternoon then stopped to take a boat ride on the bayou and have lunch. We ate lunch, sandwiches again, then jumped aboard the boat with a crazy guy called Cajun Jack, he was hilarious. Not long after we’d been on the boat it started pouring down, absolutely throwing it down, but the boat tour went on. By the time ... read more
Bayou
Bayou
Bayou

North America » United States » Louisiana » New Orleans October 6th 2007

Woke up in a hotel room this morning with a sore head and a very vague recollection of what happened last night. Hannah and I got ready and walked to our other hotel which was literally on the next block. We were all wondering why we all woke up with a sore head but after talking about it and looking at photos, it started to come back. Most of the group decided to have a walk around New Orleans to check it out, Hannah went straight to bed again. We headed past Bourbon Street and into the French-Market Place, looking in different stores for some souvenirs. I bought a few New Orleans t-shirts but Dave and I really wanted a decent necklace from here. We went off and looked in store after store trying to find ... read more
New Orleans
New Orleans
New Orleans

North America » United States » Louisiana » New Orleans October 5th 2007

This morning after we got ready and ate breakfast we quickly cleaned the van and trailer as it was getting pretty filthy then set off to New Orleans. We arrived mid afternoon and went straight to the hotel to drop off our stuff. Tonight we were staying altogether in a large house like room which was made up of two separate quarters. We ran around choosing our beds and bringing our gear in before it was time to catch a boat down the Mississippi river. We walked down to the pier, bought tickets and before long we were sailing down the river getting amazing views of the city of New Orleans. Some areas of New Orleans were still looking a little rough and run down due to hurricane Katrina, even though that was two years ago. ... read more
New Orleans
New Orleans
New Orleans

North America » United States » Florida » Pensacola October 4th 2007

Got up around 7am today, it was an early start as we needed to pack everything up and we had another massive drive today. We didn’t really do much else today except drive then more driving. We crossed another time zone and arrived at the campsite around 5pm. We hadn’t used our tents since Key West which seemed ages ago and when we took all our tents out we discovered just how damaged they were. Most of the tents had rips in the fabric and we only barely had enough tents for the group. We were sitting around mending them with masking tape. All our equipment was out and we took Matilda out for the first time in quite a while, we even put up a tent for Ben because for some strange reason he was ... read more
Pensacola

North America » United States » Florida » Orlando October 3rd 2007

Orlando was the second stop on tour where we had a lengthy three night stay. So since we did Magic Kingdom yesterday, today we could go to one other section of Disneyworld. We woke up and all got ready for a day of awesome thrills. We all met at reception but still hadn’t actually decided on which park we were going to. Most of us were thinking the future themed Epcot Centre but then Elaine really wanted to go to MGM Studios. We bought tickets for the shuttle bus at reception, the bus went to all the theme parks then back here again. Eventually after waiting a while the bus came and we were on our way. After a short drive we arrived at the Epcot centre and all got off except for Elaine, that’s when ... read more
Orlando
Orlando
Orlando

North America » United States » Florida » Orlando October 2nd 2007

We all got up and got ready quite quickly today, maybe because everyone was looking forward to what was planned. We jumped in the van, disconnected the trailer and arrived at the Kennedy Space Centre around 9:30am. We first had look at different rockets which had previously been used on various space missions, there was also an escape pod and a ramp the astronaughts walk on to get into their ship. The weather was pretty shocking today so there was barely anyone at the Space Centre. After we walked around the rocket we headed to a rocket launch simulation which was quite good. It would have been a massive line to get in on a busy day because it took ages to actually get there from the start of the line, but lucky for us ... read more
Orlando
Orlando
Orlando

North America » United States » Florida » Orlando October 1st 2007

Got woken up by Sara today telling us we had 10 minutes before we needed to leave. I was a bit confused then realised that I’d set my alarm for 7:00am when that was actually the time we were leaving. Hannah and I packed our stuff and barely got ready before we had to get going, we had a massive day of driving today, another 500 miles. Around lunch time we stopped off at an alligator farm in the everglades. It was pouring rain yet we still walked around the enclosures and got to see some of them being fed. The guide was telling us all about them and as he fed them more and more kept popping their head above the water. We continued around to a seating area where the guy brought out various ... read more
Everglades National Park
Everglades National Park

North America » United States » Florida » Keys » Key West September 30th 2007

After a terrible night sleep in the backseat of the van, which was so incredibly stinking hot, we woke ready for an awesome day out on the sea. We got into our bathers and headed down to the boat docks in Key West. Today we had a full day of water sports including jet skis, scuba diving, swimming, sailing, kayaking etc. We were joined with the other trek group at the pier and waited around for our boat. Suddenly a coconut fell from tree and hit the ground, it was lucky that no one was underneath it. As we continued to wait some guys from the other group smashed it open and we all shared fresh coconut, it was great. Finally we got the word, the sea trip, was cancelled. It was too windy to go ... read more
Key West
Key West
Key West

North America » United States » Florida » Keys » Key West September 29th 2007

We got up and our room was a disgusting mess. We didn’t have too much recollection of what happened last night. We packed up our stuff and loaded the van when Jon arrived. He then mentioned how he woke up, naked on the bathroom floor somehow, we thought it was hilarious, he was in bed when we left last night. With our new mascot Candy in the front seat we made our way to Key West. To get to Key West we needed to cross a series of bridges which connected each island until you get to the furthest most town Key West. Seeing those bridges was an awesome sight, water either side of you and in front of you just constant bridges. We arrived at our campsite in the early afternoon and set up all ... read more
Key West
Key West

North America » United States » Florida » Miami September 28th 2007

Same as usual today, had breakfast, packed the van and once again we left the campsite before the other trek group. Another long drive but we didn’t care because today we were going to Miami. Miami was a stop that wasn’t actually on our itinerary but we all wanted to go there so badly Jon changed it so we went. We stopped at a beach nearby Miami to have lunch at this small open air bar next to the beach. It was very hot so beer was very necessary. We had a small lunch at this strange café, bar place which was very average then a few of us quickly went down to check out the beach. It was beautiful, a fantastic beach and we weren’t even in Miami yet. As we left we paid the ... read more
Miami
Miami
Miami




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