The drive to Virginia is the longest one yet. We leave Tennessee and cross through West Virginia. The landscape is lush, green and beautiful. We are heading towards Waynesboro, at the beginning of Skyline Drive, which will take us through Shenandoah National Park the next morning. The weather turns nasty again after we have crossed […]


Can I say it? I’m going to say it…. I didn’t really like Nashville that much. Ok, I said it, no going back now. Loads of people said Nashville was better than Memphis, but I disagree. I really enjoyed Memphis, but Nashville…. meh. It just seemed really tacky and let’s face it, I don’t like […]


It rained so hard on the drive from New Orleans to Memphis that we had to pull off the interstate for a while while we waited for the worst of it to pass. I let Jerry drive because we picked up the car from the airport rather than downtown, and it is much easier to […]

4th July

Today is the 4th of July, and we start by hitting the gym at the hotel, then having a sauna and a spa. Not a bad way to start the day, and necessary, as I’m sure the day will involve lots of food and at least a drink or two. The bus picks us up […]

New Orleans

Our hotel in New Orleans is lovely and in a perfect location, just on the business district side of Canal Street, a short walk to all the action of the French Quarter. After checking in at around 5 o’clock, we set out to find some dinner. We walked through the French Quarter, noticing quite a […]

Coming to an end

Well I have really enjoyed my US holiday, some things matched my expectations, and other things were a complete surprise! The highlights were, in no particular order… New Orleans was a great city, I was only there for 2 nights so really only one full day, but in that day I had some great experiences […]