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North America » United States » Ohio » Saint Clairsville April 13th 2014

I was able to safely circumvent The Cincinnati Triangle today. For those not familiar with this phenomenon, It is the area Between Cincinnati, Columbus and Dayton where mysterious things happen. Mr. Carlson claims that this is caused by having a triangular area formed by 3 cities that start with the letter C, The 3rd letter in the alphabet. It is a proven fact that many things have been trapped like a Flytrap within this area and never seen again. The list includes bicycles, cars, airplanes, Gary Sandy's carrier, several Navy ships and a pig. There have also been several medical phenomenon associated with this area including an elevated Fever which doctors can't seem to cure although a mixture of Herb in a shot of Bailey's has proven to be helpful more or Les according to News ... read more

We left the wigwam motel early about 8.20 and stopped to fill up on fuel. We've worked out its about $45 to fill up a tank which is about £27 so it's probably about 40% of the price back home. We'd worked out using a ful calculator back home that the trip should cost us about £350 in fuel which is about $585. It's definitely going to be significantly cheaper than that. We were going to work it out but we've lost track of what we've spent but estimations based on the first day using a full tank and doing approx 300 miles are that it will cost us about $405/£240 based on doing 2700 miles as we're taking the longer detour up through Yosemite to Tahoe, ending San Francisco or Frisco as a taxi driver ... read more

North America » United States » Kentucky » Calvert City April 12th 2014

I didn't do anything. I didn't go to Graceland. I didn't go to any Museums. I didn't take any pictures. I didn't eat anywhere cool. I just took a nice slow drive through the Tennessee countryside. It was a nice day.... read more

North America » United States » Arizona » Holbrook April 12th 2014

Off to the petrified forest - todays blog post is written by steph Today is a busy day, we plan to see the petrified forest and painted desert and have a little hike through them. But before we do that we have a 5hr car journey to get through. An early start was needed so alarms were set for 0630hrs. Those that know me know I'm far from being a morning person, so this was a bit of a struggle. As soon as bags were packed I was led straight to the coffee in the breakfast room and have now managed to wake up fully. We've been told to make sure the car is topped up with "gas" as there will not be much opportunity on the route today driving through desert land, so hoping to ... read more

North America » United States » New York » New York » Manhattan April 12th 2014

Day 2 – Uptown New York After a refreshing night’s sleep we headed out to explore NYC. Breakfast was easy to come by across the street from our hotel. Afterwards we headed to Broadway to see if we could snag some tickets to Matilda. We ended up with some nice tickets to a matinee. While we waited for the musical we headed out on the subway to the north end of central park. Michelle was able to discover how the subway makes the ground vibrate and even found some rocks to scramble across. Matilda was a great show and we highly recommend it to anyone headed out to NY. After the show we walked by the stage door and Michelle got to meet the 10 year old actress who played Matilda. She was very nice and ... read more
Life's a scramble
Why Build a Fort


North America » United States » California » Los Angeles » Anaheim April 12th 2014

Hello again from sunny California! It's 9:00am on Friday and we've just awoken from our first decent nights sleep since Tuesday night. And we feel good, dada dada da so good.. Yesterday was a long but great day with lots of fun. It started with Lisa waking at 3.10am, obviously her body not quite syncing to the time difference yet and a 5:15am wake up call. Showered and dressed, donning the sensible shoes so that we could get to the Disneyland Hotel for breakfast in Goofys Kitchen at 6.30. And don't the Yanks know how to do a breakfast! We weren't too sure whether to have the donuts, peanut butter and jelly pizzas, enchiladas or mousses so for starters had omelette, eggs benedict and scrambled eggs (and that was just Gman) plus bacon and sausages. ... read more
All set to start the day
Wheel of misFortune
Tower of Terror ride

North America » United States » Minnesota » Minneapolis April 12th 2014

Five years ago, a lonely dog with no place to call home appeared in the front courtyard of my parents' new house in Phoenix, Arizona. They had just moved in a couple of months prior and everything in the house still carried that new home smell. The counters gleamed. The tile sparkled. The carpet was without blemish. And, suddenly, here was a homeless creature with perky ears and earnest eyes who was asking for a chance. They didn't know his background, where he had come from, what circumstances may have led to his current state of affairs. They quibbled over what to do, especially in light of his likely breed: a pit bull. Stray dogs were an epidemic in Phoenix, which was the likely reason for why the animal control officer never arrived. The dog was ... read more

North America » United States » New York April 11th 2014

I’m happy to say that the weather has somewhat stabilized but, it’s still “April in the Bronx, a***hole”, (more on that later). I went to one of the America’s oldest cities; Philadelphia. I’m not sure what I expected but I definitely didn’t think much of it. At this point, I should remind you that I am very critical of cities that do not offer high level of convenience and have a strong middle aged community. Living in New York; you become so used to the fast pace and convenience, it can lead to a miniature culture shock when you go out of state, leading to cravings to return to the Big Apple for all its guts and glory. I imagine that missing my train to Philly, probably set the day trip on the wrong footing. Anyway; ... read more

North America » United States » Florida » Kissimmee April 11th 2014

Our half century celebration culminated at Dick's Last Resort restaurant with our family. If you have never been to one of their restaurants (they are located across the country) you could be somewhat startled by their service. Having been to one in Memphis, Cory & I knew what to expect. It was here that as I took a photo of our bartender....she flipped me the bird. I had asked for a straw for my drink and she jammed 20 of them into my glass. They thrive on rudeness and crudeness. It is just how the place operates. But it is all in fun! Our waitress last night was crass but not overly so.....she could have done more. Our dinnerware and placemats were just thrown in a pile on our table. She made a few wisecracks to ... read more
Travis & Mike
Sara, Shannon & Haley
Lory, Jim & Jay

North America » United States » California » Clovis April 11th 2014

Just starting to pack up the Coach for our trip to the Carolina's. Planning on being gone 3-4 months. Time will fly by like it did when we took the last long trip to the East Coast. We are looking forward to breaking in "our new to us" Coach on this trip. Stay tuned!... read more

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