Day 1 – Chicago, the Windy City

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Wow!  The word we used to describe our reaction to this city. First impressions, what a clean and friendly city – a million miles from the image I had of the old thirties… Continue reading

Day 1 – Flying London Heathrow to Chicago

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Left the Hyatt hotel on Bath Road and decided to have breakfast at the airport.  Drove to the long stay car park at terminal 5.  Bus came almost immediately which was great. Went… Continue reading

On our way, well nearly . . .

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We have left Casa Goodwin in Spain and made our way to our home in the UK, unfortunately it is having major building work done as part of an extension, so our home… Continue reading

Packing for 34 days away

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So what should we take, for a trip lasting 34 days, taking in 13 States and a range of climates. We would be packing for 4 seasons! I need to packing useful items… Continue reading

Keeping in touch for 34 days in USA

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So we will be away for 34 days in the USA, so how will we keep in touch with emails, phones, What’sApps, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and texts as well as the general news?… Continue reading

Important things for a 34 day trip away to USA

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Getting money, visas and important things for a 34 day trip away in USA As with any large trip, it is important to check out what you need well in advance.  For us… Continue reading

Songs on our journey around 13 states

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Around the States in songs So, we are nearly ready to go, after 12 months of planning we shall soon be on the road.  Visiting so many fabulous, well known places across 13… Continue reading

Planning the 34 day road trip

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This road trip has been a figment of our imagination for years, possibly since we owned a Chevvy Camaro back in the 1980s and used to go to American Car Club rallies in… Continue reading

Setting up a post box in Spain

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Having bought a finca in the campo we needed an address to advise the utility companies, the tax authorities, the bank and anyone else who might want to write to us.  Unfortunately, post… Continue reading

Writing a spanish will

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Like most people we wondered if we needed a Spanish will or not?  I cannot give you advise, but would say It will depend on what assets you have in Spain.  The general… Continue reading