SCRIBBLING EXPLORERS

We haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on our list.

A Washington walk about

Before our final stop in New York, one place we wanted to visit was Washington D.C. Not being able to afford the hotel prices in Obama’s neck of the woods, we stayed just outside in a town called Laurel and drove into Washington this morning. I was expecting it to be similar to Central London, full of high rise buildings, bumper to bumper traffic and busy streets. I was only right about the buildi [...]

By |2019-02-19T17:04:02+00:00July 21st, 2015|Daily Blog, USA, Washington DC|0 Comments

Boats and Buildings

Our architecture boat tour was booked for 4:30 today, but apart from that, we had nothing planned. We sat in the hotel room pondering what to do when I saw Kevin had commented on a photo asking if we had been to the art museum. He was not the first to suggest it so that solved that little problem and we headed there first. We managed to get Hayley in as a student thanks to her very old student car [...]

By |2019-02-19T17:04:03+00:00July 18th, 2015|Chicago, Daily Blog, USA|2 Comments

Why Chicago is awesome

Before I ramble on and in case you don’t read anymore, I need to point out that Chicago is awesome! I love it here. It’s a perfect blend of everything I’d want from a city and easily the best place we’ve experienced in America (I wonder if New York will beat it?). Right on your doorstep you’ve got the buzzing city atmosphere with all the skyscrapers, shops, historic buildings and over 8000 restaur [...]

By |2019-02-19T17:04:03+00:00July 17th, 2015|Chicago, Daily Blog, USA|0 Comments

The end of Route 66

The alarm went off at 7am this morning, we don’t usually set an alarm but we wanted to get out of East St Louis asap today! We did get some sleep despite the knocking headboards from the surrounding rooms throughout the night, and to our disbelief the car was still there when we escaped. Just like the past 2 days, today has been another long day of driving but we’ve reached the end of Route 66! Si [...]

By |2019-02-19T17:04:03+00:00July 16th, 2015|Daily Blog, Route 66, USA|0 Comments

Route 66 – Gangstas Paradise

Route 66 is coming to an end, the final stop will be Chicago which we will reach by the end of tomorrow. As we want to spend a few days in Chicago and 4 days in New York (before flying to Canada on the 28th) we decided to have another heavy day of driving today in order to get to Chicago in time. Similarly to yesterday, we covered around 250 miles today. Starting off in Springfield, Missouri and e [...]

By |2019-02-19T17:04:03+00:00July 15th, 2015|Daily Blog, Route 66, USA|0 Comments

Route 66 – 3 states in one day

Today was a great Route 66 day, we did over 200 miles without leaving 66. Up until now its generally been several miles on 66 and then diversions on to the highway. Another first was that we passed through 3 states, Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri. This was was due to the route passing through the very south-east tip of Kansas for 20-30 miles, this was some of the best though. I will start with the [...]

By |2019-02-19T17:04:03+00:00July 14th, 2015|Daily Blog, Route 66, USA|2 Comments

Water park splashings

We head to Tulsa (another city in Oklahoma) this evening so today is our last day in Oklahoma City. Since we’ve been here a water park by our hotel has been catching our eye. I think the last waterpark we went to was in Rhodes in 2010 so we were well over due and had an excuse to be kids for the day. We did this quite literally as we found coupons online to pay the kids price :). Before hitting th [...]

By |2019-02-19T17:04:03+00:00July 13th, 2015|Daily Blog, Route 66, USA|2 Comments

Route 66 – Is this the way to Amarillo?

Last night’s ‘Motel 6’ motel in Tucumuri had no Wi-Fi (I wasn’t impressed!). As we’ve been booking each night’s accommodation the night before, this meant we woke up this morning for the first time with no motel booked for tonight in Amarillo. This was a good excuse to go to McDonalds for their Wi-Fi and slip in a Sausage and Egg McMuffin for good measure. Before we left we hopped on Tripadvisor a [...]

By |2019-02-19T17:04:03+00:00July 10th, 2015|Daily Blog, Route 66, USA|0 Comments