Washington on the Potomac river is the capital of the USA. It was named after their first president, George Washington.
You don’t have to do anything special in New York, just walking around is enough entertainment.
Toronto , capital of Ontario is over two thousand miles from our last big city, Vancouver. It makes you realise just how big North America is.
Vancouver is a large city in Western Canada. We arrived by bus from Seattle. Getting into Canada is no easier then getting into America but we made it.
We took an Amtrak train to Seattle, slow but comfortable. We arrived in the evening and saw a lot of homeless people on our way to the hotel.
For someone who lived through the sixties San Francisco has a lot to live up to. Turns out its smelly and dirty in places but in others it does ok.
JP chose San Antonio as our next destination because of the Alamo. Well to be more accurate because John Wayne made a good film about the Alamo.
To get to New Orleans, known as NOLA we chose Amtrack. The trains are very comfortable with reclining seats and check in luggage but not very fast.