Life in a nutshell, 'cos it's better if you're nuts!
Hoover Dam was just a couple of miles away. The new visitor centre cost more dollars than the original dam, apparently. That’s inflation for you.
We had it in our minds that we’d stay in Las Vegas. We hadn’t booked anywhere to stay, and hadn’t tried to book anywhere, so it was going to be an adventure.
Nothing prepares you for the heat of Death Valley National Park in August. You could use a few old clichés to try to paint the picture, but basically, it’s hot.
Time to cross the divide and get down onto the other side of the Sierra Nevada, a trip which is very difficult in the winter.
After a number of days of relative inactivity by our standards, the first excursion of the morning just had to include some walking. Up the side of a mountain.
Get your motor runnin’, head out on the highway. Looking for adventure In whatever comes our way.
Alcatraz, one of the most infamous prisons ever built, and the setting for many a good film staring Clint Eastwood and Tyne Daly.
Isn’t the weather in San Francisco bizarre ? It’s 60F and this is a mini heatwave, apparently. We were warmer at home.
Ten hours of flying from Heathrow to San Francisco and it was still only mid afternoon. Oh yes, jet lag !
So what do you need for fly-drive in the USA when you haven’t decided where to go or what to do ?
An epic road trip around the southwestern corner of the USA, including more National Parks and National Monuments than you can shake a stick at.
In early June 2002 we paid a visit down to Devon for a long weekend of farting about and the enjoying the seaside.