Why am I greeting you in German, you might be asking yourself... Well we are currently in Dutch Pennsylvania...and in fact it was named 'Dutch' Pennsylvania because those that came here were from Switzerland actually spoke Deutch and everyone misheard, thus it is now 'Dutch'. There's some new knowledge for you, because lets face facts, you ain't gonna learn much from our photos!
It dawned on me that a picture of our route might be helpful...so since the last blog, this is what we have done...
We last met when we went to Six Flags in San Antonio - just getting over that motion sickness...now lets go onwards and eastwards
|Megs in the Capitol building in the capital of Texas, Austin.|
Sorry I made you look like a 5 year old sitting on the floor but I felt you were the only one who could get away with being 'related' to Texas....
I kinda feel like Ty from Extreme Home Makeover was involved in the building of the new Capitol...
|Every city seem to have Segway tours....genius... |
Out and about for the nightlife - Megs was confident we'd do some two-stepping...
|Tim and John talking about good times...|
|John and I two-stepping!|
Tim went swimming with water-moccasins (snakes) and nutria (water rat)
Meanwhile, Megs and I did an America's Next Top Model photo shoot...
We said goodbye to Megs until New York City and moved onto the next state...
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
|Odds and Ends got together to make schweet music...|
|Our local hang out...|
To be fully immersed in the Jazz scene we thought we should indulge in a cigar...just so our parents can't blame one for leading the other astray, here we both are having a puff!
|Tim seated next to the 'captain' of the air boat|
|They enticed alligators to us with marshmallows...hmmm...not exactly what we had in mind...|
|Treated ourselves to staying at a plantation...as you do....|
|Closest we've come to sighting a real bear...sad times for Timmy|
|Just south of Memphis is Clarksdale, the 'birthplace of the blues'. This is Morgan Freeman's bar. He wasn't there...gutted.|
|The moment just before the real Judge of the court came in - oops! He was taller than Tim, but mighty impressed we were from the real Oxford so was very pleasant...!|
I spotted a car graveyard whilst driving...
Arkansas is the only state that we drove into just for the sake of saying that we were there...we've stayed in every other state for at least 2 nights!
|Of course there's a replica Parthenon with a 42ft statue of Athena in Nashville....why wouldn't there be....|
(Fact: This location was used in Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief)
The Grand Ole Opry is the longest running radio show in the world, starting in 1925 - 2 hours of varied country music - twas ace.
|Check the bass player's tie - yes it's a cactus.|
SOUTH CAROLINA, NORTH CAROLINA, VIRGINIA...
Blue Ridge Parkway
|Constant singing of 'Teddy Bear's Picnic' and 'Bare Necessities' did not produce any bears.|
Sadly 80% of our drive was fog covered...however it meant that the animals weren't expecting us! We saw a dozen deer and a young cougar.
|The United States Capitol Building|
|Inside the Capitol|
|Suburbs were basically Fulham-esq!|
Hostess with the mostest, Shona (friend from uni) had us to stay and let us tag along to Saturday night out in D.C.
|Lincoln Memorial is MAHUSIVE|
|Turns out we were here during cherry blossom season! This is the Tidal Basin and the Washington Memorial on the right...|
We know pretty much all of the American history. Test us.
So we've come to Amish country to rest up before New York...3 nights surrounded by horse and carts, handmade quilts, cheese, beards and black hats...very peaceful...
We're back on 14th April - so look out for real blogging in the form of cups of coffee and dinner parties (if you're inviting, that'd be ace as we're living with the rentals...)
Tic Toc xxx