Surprisingly I loved Las Vegas and JP who enjoys putting money in a one armed bandit didn’t like it much.
In Southern California, Los Angeles has plenty of tourist attractions even if you’re not interested in Hollywood. But its dirty, expensive, dangerous in places, and so big walking is a problem.
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.
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.
To get to Memphis we unwisely chose to take the Greyhound bus. This should definitely have been a one off never to be repeated experience! Lets just say the other travellers are on the scary side. Continue reading
From Nashville we hired a car and headed for the great Smokey Mountains for some beautiful scenery. But I did have an ulterior motive- Dollywood!