Apologies for getting back to you. I'm glad to hear you have been enjoying the blog. I've really enjoyed writing it and then posted each entry.
In answer to your question, I honestly believe that the trip has changed me, but it has actually woken certain parts of me to a whole new way of life. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of the trip and would recommend the same trip to anyone, no matter their circumstances.
I would really consider coming back to America to either do the same tour, or go the opposite way round. It seems we did do a lot more on the West Coast, but believe me when I say there was plenty of opportunites on either coast.
I know before I went out there, and whilst going around America, I had the thought of the Wild West and cowboys and Indians heavily on my mind, and have come back with a real sense of free spirit, having spent a night with the Navajo's in Monument Valley. There, as well as the Grand Canyon, Banff, San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago and even a lesser known spot known as Dead Horse Point, Utah were the real highlights for me. But as I said before I really enjoyed every part of America that we passed through.
I know that as we started the Tour, the weather/temperature was always good, and changed from humid to dry mostly, but when we hit Colorado from New Mexico there was a really change in culture as well as the temperature. And then it changed back as we entered Utah and Arizona. I don't beleive there was any real need to adjust to the different regions, and I felt I acclimatised very well.
In the end the constant travelling did take its toll on me, and I'm sure the others who went the whole way round, feeling a lot more tired than the others especially towards the end.
In fact I am now back in Banff, spending 12 months here on a working visa. I start working at one of the near by resorts in a couple of weeks for the season and have already settled back here and looking forward to the next year.
Thanks for contacting me and hope you continue to read the rest fo my blog.