Category Archive: Blogs on the Big USA road trip

Boys toys in the USA, by Chris

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I was particularly interested in seeing the cars around the USA, having been a fan of “yank-tanks” for many years – we used to own a 1974 Camaro back in the mid 80’s.… Continue reading

Day 33 – Honolulu to Los Angeles

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I write this blog with a little sadness that after months of planning this amazing trip, today we start our journey home. The alarm went off at 03:15 in time to have a… Continue reading

Day 32 – Wet Waikiki

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I woke up to the sound of a text from the local authorities, which was one of two flood alerts we received this morning. I thought the Goodwin weather Gods would catch up… Continue reading

Day 31 – Waikiki

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We settled into the Aston Beach Hotel in Waikiki, and enjoyed a quiet afternoon drinking cocktails by the pool during ‘happy hour’. The hotel is one of many tall high rise buildings which… Continue reading

Day 31 Pearl Harbour, Honolulu

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Passport to Pearl Harbour Tickets We had purchased the Pearl Harbour passport ticket online several months previously. This entitled us to: USS Arizona Memorial official audio tour Battleship Missouri Memorial Pacific Aviation Museum… Continue reading

Day 30 – Waimea Bay, Oahu

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After some domestic duties of making breakfast and using the laundry facilities at the cottage, we went off to see if we could see the turtles coming up onto the beach at Laniakea… Continue reading

Day 29 Shark Cove, Oahu, Hawaii

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We woke to glorious sunshine and a lovely warm day, so after breakfast I went for a walk to ‘explore’ the local area. When the others were up, we walked to the second… Continue reading

Day 28 – Waimea beach and North Shore, Oahu

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After breakfast we went to the next-door beach but a few minutes later it was pouring with rain! But as our cottage is about 30 metres away from the beach it wasn’t a… Continue reading

Day 27 – San Diego to Haleiwa via Honolulu

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Vía Hawaiian Airlines San Diego Airport So after nearly 4 week, today we left the USA mainland. We had an early start in order to have breakfast and drop our car off at… Continue reading

Day 26 – San Clemente to San Diego

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We left the Best western Casablanca hotel in San Clemente after a much needed relaxing few hours by the hotel pool. It was only the second time I have managed a swim on… Continue reading