ANGIE FRANCINE

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ANGIE FRANCINE

WE ARE 2 TRAVELERS WHO MET IN 2005 IN SCOTLAND. WE HAD SUCH A GOOD TIME WE DECIDED TO TAKE ON SOUTH AMERICA AND THE INCA TRAIL IN 2007. WE DECIDED THAT OUR NEXT ADVENTURE IN 2009 WOULD BE A TRIP OF A LIFETIME. AND THAT TRIP TOOK US FROM MOROCCO TO POLAND. THEN IN 2011 SYDNEY AUSTRALIA TO PAPUA NEW GUINEA FOR A HIKE IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE BRAVE AND COURAGEOUS AUSSIE MEN DURING WWII, THE KOKODA TRACK. THEN CHRISTMAS 2012 WE FOUND OURSELVES IN ARGENTINA AND ANTARCTICA. IT PROVED TO BE AN EPIC JOURNEY. THEN IN 2014 WE WERE BACK ON THE ROAD FOR ANOTHER THRILLING ADVENTURE, A WONDROUS JOURNEY TO VIEW THE GORILLAS OF RWANDA! CLIMB THE MAJESTIC MT. KILIMANJARO, AND PARTAKE IN A CAMPING SAFARI ON THE SERENGETI. LAZE AROUND MALAWI. DISCOVER VICTORIA FALLS AND DELIGHT YOUR SELF WITH OUR TOUR OF DUBAI.

2016 FINALLY FRANCINE IS VISITING ANGIE IN USA. A ROAD TRIP!! FOR 5 WEEKS. FROM NEW YORK TO LOS ANGELES. THE SMOKY MOUNTAINS, SAPPHIRE MINING. NASHVILLE, MEMPHIS-HELLO ELVIS, NEW ORLEANS, TEXAS, NEW MEXICO, GRAND CANYON MULE RIDE, RAFTING, FLYING, HOT AIR BALLOON RIDE, WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS STAYING IN VEGAS-NOT. MULTIPLE NATIONAL PARKS AND LA.
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Adam asked for a list. He received it. Francine gave Adam, Angie's son a list of things to see while in LA. He has dilligently tried to make sure she saw and did everything, then some. Not just one view of the Hollywood sign but several from around the city. Adam points out every little tidbit he's learned in his 21year residency here in LA. The list included: Hollywood, Mann's Chinese Theater, Hollywood Walk of Fame, Hollywood ign, Hollywood Bowl, Dodgers baseball Game, shopping at It's a Wrap, Beverly Hills, Rodeo Drive, Griffith Park, In and Out Burger, Santa Monica, Venice Beach, Porto's Bakery... Then some of lesser known but still iconic LA experiences like traffic jams on the 5, massive crowds on the beaches and piers, Del Taco, Pinkberry Yogurt Bar, Bob's Big Boy Burgers ... read more
Angie & Adam
Welcome to LA
Fran and Angie it's the Hollywood sign.  Yes it's really small


Driving from Nevada through the Tioga we have to drive through most of the park in order to see the primo sites of El Capitan and Half Dome and the waterfall. the drive is thrilling for Angie and she loves to drive fast and take the corners like Mario Andretti but Francine is holding on to the OH SHIT bar and using her non existent brake pedal on the passenger side. We scour the countryside for bears but no luck only see a few deer her and there. But the fresh air and the cooler temps at this altitude makes it a very pleasant drive overall and we picnic in the park along side a stream and hope this is not the time we spot bears. It's a 14 hour day as we drive to Fresno ... read more
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North America » United States » Nevada » Las Vegas July 27th 2016

Wow, Las Vegas has really changed since Angie was last here, and the traffic is horrendous but thanks to navigation in the car, no problems. We arrive at Bally's and ready to have some R&R. Francine is left at the door to register and Angie parks in the garage that is a distance away. Of course leaving the garage she ends up in the Paris hotel and finally does get herself turn around but in doing so gets to run into Teller of the famous magicians Penn and Teller.Angie tries to smile and look very pleasant, but to just remind you she has driven 5-6 hours fresh from getting off a mule ride with dirt and grimes covering her clothes. We do shower and clean up a little and head out to explore the strip. We ... read more
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ARIZONA - THE HIGHS & LOWS 14 July 2016 Well I was standin' on the corner of Winslow Arizona. Such a fine sight to see. There's a girl my Lord in a flat bed Ford, slowin' down to take a look at me. Take it eeee eeasy. . Take it eeee eeasy. Love that Eagles song. Yes. ROUTE 66. We left Intersate 40 and headed into town. We stood on the corner in Winslow. Had an ice cream from the 1950's parlour and headed out of town. This is just about all there is to see. The town set up the corner as a tourist attraction After an approx 7 hour drive we arrived in Flagstaff. We are here for 3 nights. We like putting down roots here for a whole 3 days. . The heat ... read more
Glen Frey in Winslow Arizona
Girl in a flat bed Ford
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North America » United States » New Mexico » Carlsbad July 26th 2016

TEXAS San Antonio, the Alamo was first on our agenda. The chapel is just about the only remaining part of the entire fort but iconic and the story a legend. It was surprising to see so many countries represented in Texas's battle for independence. It's another scorcher, mate; around 105. So the next logical place to visit is the River Walk. It is a really nice area along a man made canal including canal boat rides. But the big draw is the shade trees and the coolness found next to the river. It is lined with restaurants and shops. We eat at a barbacue place but it's no where close to Memphis barbacue, Yummy. NEW MEXICO We leave San Antonio Texas on a 9 hour drive. More desert and oil and gas wells along the way. ... read more
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North America » United States » Louisiana » New Orleans July 13th 2016

The trip into Nola was hazardous rain on and off. Angie drove to the conditions. Francine only squealed once and held on tight to the OS bar. Traffic was backed up approaching the city and we needed a bathroom break, pulled off and getting back on required a u turn, but Angie was in a lane a and wanting to make a u turn and because of the hard rain didn't see the no u turn sign and flashing lights and a whooping siren from the police car behind her, alerted her to that fact. So we pulled over 3 lanes but the cop just went by us. Thank heavens the cop didn't want to write a ticket in a cloud burst. Our hotel Courtyard Marriott was on St. Charles Street just one block from the ... read more
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North America » United States » Tennessee » Memphis July 11th 2016

Thur 7 July 2016. After leaving Nashville we head to Graceland Graceland Memphis Tennessee. (Now stop singing Paul Simon's song :) Graceland is a modest sized home. We toured the ground floor and basement room's and adjoining buidings of the home. Upstairs has been kept private. Then there were the trophy room, car collection, awards and concert outfits. Ornately decorated with the signature belt buckles. The tour was conducted by ipad and headphones giving an oratory by John Stamos and the Presley family includung recordings from Elvis. Very informative of the enternainer, family man and generous benefactors to many many charities and individuals. Of which he did not seek notice. We finished the tour at the burial plots of the Elvis, his parents and grandmother. Very moving, interesting, sad and a trip down memory lane for ... read more
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North America » United States » Ohio » Lancaster July 9th 2016

Friday 1 July 2016. After our terror taxi ride to JFK we boarded our delayed Delta Air fright flight complete with frosty mist to keep us guessing. Once we took off our frost bitten toes began to thaw out. The air conditioning was acting up. We were on the honour system with our seat belts as the flight attendant could not see them to check Gee whiz Christopher Columbus we have arrived in Ohio, Columbus, Ohio. Now 1hr late we race off back to Angie's home town of Lancaster about 1 more hr drive away. We drop off Cindy and then go quickly unpack freshen up jump in the car and back to Columbus to meet up with Mike Nolan, Angie's beau. It's the night of Red White and Boom 2016 fireworks for 4th July celebrations ... read more
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Angie Mike Francine
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North America » United States » New York » New York » Manhattan July 5th 2016

Welcome to New York City. Monday, 27 June 2016 DAY 1 Francine arrived in NYC shortly before Angie and her sister Cindy. So she walked to the next terminal with her big and small wheely bags to meet them. On her way a nice shiney black car with a well dressed 50ish man pulled over to Francine. She thought he said " I'd like to ask for you" ??? Francine not hearing him properly, politely said "pardon". He repeated himself and said " i would love arse f***you. You'd love it". Francine shook her head in disbelief and walked double pace to the terminal. Wow what a first conversation with an American in USA. Once over the shock and meeting up with Angie and Cindy, the story was relayed to them. They were shocked and then ... read more
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Middle East » United Arab Emirates » Dubai November 14th 2014

The city with the largest mall in the world and so many others within a relatively small area. but not so difficult a choice for us, all designer shops and way beyond our budgets for the most part. This is the final leg of our adventure and we are very weary and our bodies are feeling the stress we have subjected them to over the last month. Our first priority is getting to the hotel after a red eye flight from Livingston, Zimbabwe. We take the train to the marina area then grab a taxi to the hotel. We are too early for check in but just in time for the buffet breakfast. Yummy in all respects. We have very exclusive dinner reservations for this evening at the seven star hotel Burj al Arab. It's Angie's ... read more
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Dubai Skyline
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