Life In A Northern Town January 3rd 2016 I have been reading Bill Bryson's new book. It is classic Bryson. A return to the Bryson of old - random visits to random places with witty casual observations. I first came across the author with his breakthrough novel - The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America. The immortal line to commence stays with me now ...... I come from Des Moines, Iowa. Somebody had to! If you can conjour ... read more
The original purpose of the blog was the 20th wedding anniversary trip in 2006 / 2007 - Ashes cricket in Oz, setting off early in April and going the long way round!
The trip came to an end in February 2007 and for a while retrospective blogging was the only option (for reasons that you can find in the Road to Freedom).
There are still two to travel and the passport is now back in use in 2009. We get distracted in more than the odd football ground along the way, but it is all part of the journey.... full info