Traveling Pez

Traveling Pez

Traveling Pez

Welcome to the Traveling Pez Travel Blog for 2023.

Follow our adventures in America & United Kingdom in 2023. We'll be riding Harley's in America, starting in LA we'll head to Arizona, New Mexico, Texas then deep into the South from Louisiana, Mississippi & Tennessee across to North Carolina, West Virginia and up to New York State and Niagara Falls. Much of this trip will be new territory for us and hopefully you'll enjoy our photos and stories.

We'll look forward to sharing adventures again soon!

Traveling Pez.



Europe » United Kingdom » England » Warwickshire » Stratford-upon-Avon September 17th 2023

Days 22-26 We left Cockermouth headed for Muncaster Castle on the western coast of Lake District National Park, however on arrival we discovered it did not open till midday, lack of planning on my part, so we kept driving to Holker Hall & Gardens on the southern end of the Park. This was a terrific find, the old mansion & gardens are immaculate, hosting many Queen's, Lord's & Lady's through the 17th Century, a lovely morning tea of scones & tea before leaving for our next destination of Sedbergh & Hawes (again) through the top half of Yorkshire Dales National Park, once again, narrow country lanes across the top of the mountain with plenty of roadside sheep & cattle to dodge. Fought the traffic into Ripon and onto Harrogate for the night. A Friday night in ... read more
Holker Hall & Gardens
Holker Hall & Gardens
Holker Hall & Gardens

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Cumbria » Cockermouth September 14th 2023

Days 18 - 22 Monday was another day of touring in Cornwall, Andy taking us to Land's End, the most Westerly point in UK. A very dramatic landscape out over the ocean, dolphins in the bay below and plenty of sightseers today. Something I will mention at this point, is the amount of dogs in the UK. Owners are allowed to take their dogs into pretty much any shop, cafes, restaurants, Taverns....basically anywhere. And they do, you can end up sitting next to a table of 3 humans and 2 dogs in any eating establishment. As most of you will know, Ange & I love dogs, but I don't necessarily agree with taking the pooches into eating venues. We left Pat & Andy on Tuesday and headed for Yorkshire Dales & Lake District in Cumbria. After ... read more
Land's End
Land's End
Time for a Dip

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Cornwall » Liskeard September 10th 2023

Days 13 - 17 So the last week has been interesting, leaving Glastonbury we headed to Abergavenny in Wales, unfortunately it was extremely busy, and although we found a car park, couldn't get the meter to work, so left there and trotted off to Ross-On-Wye, a great little historical village for a look around, onto Hereford and Ludlow for the night. Leaving Ludlow the next morning I managed to strain my back, the next few days were just driving to the next destination with minimum stops. Ludlow to the quaint village of Much Wenlock for lunch, to Ironbridge for the first iron bridge built in Britain and into Shrewsbury for the night. Shrewsbury, Bridgnorth and onto the freeway to Melksham for a night, then back through the Cotswold's & Dartmoor National Park to St Neot, back ... read more
Ludlow
A Castle Along Our Way to Somewhere.....
Shrewsbury

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Somerset » Glastonbury September 4th 2023

Day 10 - A quiet day with a short 25 mile drive to Cawsand & Kingsand on the coast just south of Plymouth. We enjoyed a nice stroll around the beach side walk, as the day was hot at 29C there were plenty of last minute locals swimming before school holidays end tomorrow. Back to St Neot for a late lunch at the London Inn in the village. A quick visit to yet another 15th century Church before heading home to watch the F1 Italian Grand Prix. Day 11 - Angela & I left Pat & Andy this morning for a few days exploring on our own. We headed to Bideford for the first stop, a relaxing walk around this village. From here around to Ilfracombe, a relaxing walk around the ocean side cliffs, then back ... read more
Bideford
Bideford
Ilfracombe

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Cornwall » Launceston August 31st 2023

Day 7 - Today has turned a little miserable weatherwise - rainy, foggy, cold - so slight change to our plans. Headed to Padstow, best known for Rick Stein, everything is his, from restaurants, cafes, deli's....etc. Great village on the river, which has massive tides. Had lunch in the pub and then off to our next destination of Port Isaac. Now for those who watch the ABC television series, Doc Martin, this is actually Port Wenn in the show. Photos around the tiny laneway's and in front of Doc Martins television home. A casual drive home through the fields and tiny laneway's, and as I was driving today, a little challenging with having to reverse back into a wider point or driveway as other vehicles approached. Day 8 - Another lazy start to the day, heading ... read more
Padstow
Padstow
Padstow

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Cornwall » Liskeard August 28th 2023

DAY 4 - PAIGNTON Day 4 - A stroll along the seafront to breakfast at our new favorite "Greggs". What followed next was extremely surprising, lucky & humbling. We stumbled across Paignton Parish Church, which dates back over 900 years. A quick hello and chat to Bob, the groundsman, and an private tour invitation followed, so off we go! Inside this beautiful Church with Bob giving us a history lesson. We met Vicar Nicholas and assistant Ruth, who spent time speaking with us and telling us about the history. The Organ which is 200 years old, the stained glass windows, the Bell Tower, all told with great pride and passion by Vicar Nick & Bob. The Bob announces he's taking us to the roof, so up through the 900 year old original stairs we go for ... read more
Paignton Pier
Paignton Railway Station
Paignton Railway Station

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Devon » Paignton August 26th 2023

DAY 1 - HEATHROW TO CHIPPENHAM We arrived on time into Heathrow, made it through customs in good time and hopped on the shuttle bus to pick up the car from Hertz. We have a Suzuki Swace wagon, which is a terrific car. If they had them at home, I'd get one tomorrow. So with Google maps running we headed for Reading. We did a few laps of Reading before I gave up on finding a place to park, and hit the M4 and found a quaint little village of Hungerford. A very old place as the photos show. A nice walk around town and across the river with plenty of long boats and locks. From here it was off to Marlborough, on a suggestion from a lady we spoke to by the river. Marlborough is ... read more
Hungerford Long Boats in the Canal
Hungerford Main Street
Tea Shoppe


Day 29 - A very lazy day in Prescott, trip to Walmart, yes folks, and it wasn't disappointing. Then off to Watson Lake which we visited in 2016, an amazing lake on the outskirts of Prescott. The rock formations are fascinating as you can see by the pics. A very peaceful area which is popular with hikers and canoeists. A local advised us that it is actually part of the Grand Canyon as the waters from the Colorado River also flow around this area. We had a history lesson on our hotel tonight from the bartender, built in 1927 new owners in the last ten years have spent quite a bit of money on repairs and updating the property. It is immaculate and although the rooms are quite small, it is indicative of the era. We ... read more
Hassayamba Inn Cocktail Bar
Hassayampa Inn
Hassayampa Inn

North America » United States » Arizona » Prescott June 16th 2023

Day 25 - On our way to dinner last night, the two young people on the desk had been so helpful and chatty with us, we left them with a sachet of Vegemite each. Ange advised them on how to enjoy ? it and the guy was looking forward to it but the young lady was a bit apprehensive we think. They weren't on this morning when we left, would like to be a fly on the wall when they try it. Just a short ride into Page today, 100 k's, a quick stop at Glen Canyon Dam, then off to Horseshoe Bend again for some more pics. We headed off to our favorite Page restaurant State 48 Tavern which Jac & Snap found on our 2016 trip, however joy was short lived as the service, ... read more
Antelope Canyon
Antelope Canyon
Antelope Canyon

North America » United States » Utah June 14th 2023

Day 22 - We decided to have a day off the bike in Durango, so a leisurely stroll to Main Street, checked out a few stores mainly aimed at tourists, plenty of t shirt and souvenir places, then of course, there's the hunting stores, with clothing, boots, hats & guns and ammo. I gave the bike a wash this afternoon at the motel, they have a designated motorcycle washing area with hose and plenty of rags. I went thru 3 rags to clean and another 2 to dry off. Back to downtown for pre-dinner drinks at El Moro Tavern where we met our bartender, Sterling, 'Sterlo' for short, who only arrived back in America from Sydney two weeks ago. So he loves Rugby League (Rabbito's & Eels), AFL is his favorite game & cricket, and hopes ... read more
Durango Hunting Store
Durango Hunting Store
Durango Hunting Store




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