This is it. Some 6000 miles on the road, a few thousand more in the air, a bunch on the subway and boat load of walking later, we come to the end of our adventure. Good times! Inté
In the Pizza capital, we had to pay a visit to Grimaldi's. Good stuff indeed.
A little bit of time in Central Park
Went down to Bronx to see a Yankees game. Great stuff. Go Judge!
At the Met's for a Bible tour
In Abigail's words: "I thought I was gonna die". I thought it was great fun!
They built the whole museum right on the spot where the towers used to be.
NY bagel for breakfast
Top of the Rock for sunset.
Grand Central Station, which happens to have a Shake Shack in it, which of course we availed ourselves of ;)
The French woman!
Land is so expensive here that it makes sense to build these intricate lego style car parks.
$1 slice pizza for lunch. Great pizza actually. Don't be fooled by the price.
The big boy!
Setting off to the big Apple with Alex. The girls stayed behind. Something about spending a GAZILION hours getting ready. ;)
Times Square. There's always some crazy people around here.
Waited 4 years for this moment...
Just made it to the show with only a couple of minutes to spare. Incredible stuff. Not cheap, but worth it definitely.
New York City on the horizon there.
Argentinian for lunch/dinner. Enough meat for 8 so…very full. Anyway, it's getting warmer and brighter, so it's time to take the top off.
Spent most of the day in Warwick headquarters. There's so much stuff to see and hear you could literally spend a couple of days here. No exaggeration. Great to see Rianna and Ian. Got a quick look at their departments too.
Walkill in the afternoon. Last time we were here they were expanding and so there were lots of work being done. A lot of new stuff around.
It turns out the husband of the sister who was our guide works in the drawing department so we got a sneak peek.
Got invited to eat at the Bethel.
Patterson. We've been asked not to post stuff, so here's a sample. Lot's to see though.
Time for bed. Tomorrow we've got a busy day.
This was a great restaurant. Many a swine were slaughter in the making of these dishes. We thank you.
You get pretty wet, that's for sure! Well, maybe not Abigail.
From the boat.
There's a constant mist in the center of the falls. It's an impressive site the whole thing. Definitely better on the Canadian side.
Canadian Bacon, Canadian pancakes and Canadian syrup. It's all good!
The famous falls.
Canada, here we come!
5 minutes later...it's all gone.
Looking pretty dark.
For some reason, the GPS sent us through country roads. Perhaps a little longer, but went past some really pretty villages. Some of the areas here look exactly like a picture taken in Austria or Switzerland. Much greener than any of the places we've visited so far.
Setting off to Niagara
And Mr Lincoln.
There's so much to see and so little time we decided to get some bikes and tour a little more of the city.
The girls decided to go on a virtual reality ride. Abigail seems mildly excited!
Air and space museum. This place is full of museums, really interesting and massive ones. All free. Gotta say, out of all of the places we've been to, I wouldn't mind coming back to DC again.
Smithsonian museum of Natural history. You might remember this a trance to the museum from the movie "night at the museum".
The World War II monument.
That's Washington monument down there. Once the tallest man-made structure in the world.
Georgetown is a really cool area of DC, worth a visit. Known for their cupcakes.
Breakfast outside to get us started. It's a beautiful day in DC.
Well, what a great evening. Got invited out for some food and had an encouraging evening with our new friends.
We got here a little late, but it was definitely worth it. Off to dinner with a few brothers.
Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia and counting…
Hiring a convertible? Bring along a hat.
Quick pit stop at Target for essentials items. It's getting pretty hot and very sunny around these parts. We're crossing a bunch of states today.
Setting off to Washington. Trying to get there in time to attend a meeting.
We thought going to the "Waffle House" for desert might have been a good idea, but ended up walking out and going to McDs.
A good old American Dinner for supper.
Lot's of little bridges in this part of the US
Prepping for a long drive to Washington DC. A lot of ice is required.
Time for an evening swim before travelling to our next hotel.
Found this really cool restaurant by the beach. Perfect way to end the day. Nice shrimp too.
Only fell in a half a dozen times. Not too bad.
Turns out we spent our morning in a beach reserved to US army. Whoops!
On our way to the beach
That says "welcome to Florida" :) That's the third state today after leaving Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama behind.
Going by the posh area of New Orleans where all the rich folks live. Here's Sandra Bullock's house.
Oysters for dinner.
Never spent so much money on sweets, but pralines are so good! And if you're gonna have them, this is the place.
A late breakfast to start the day.
New Orleans is such a cool place. It looks completely different from any other city in this country.
Waiting for the band at preservation hall. Great live jazz music
On our way to New Orleans. In Louisiana state now.
Biggest rocket NASA ever put together and never used. Something about budged cuts and Vietnam war. Impressive.
A highlight of the day. We got to visit the actual control center for all the apolo missions (including te first manned landing on the moon). Really cool stuff.
This was a photo booth but we are all cheapskates, so saved ourselves the $7 and used our phones ;)
Never seen one of these.
One of the first maned capsules ever used to go into space is preserved here. Incredibly cramped.
We got to go inside too.
We just drove 10 hours straight to eat at this steakhouse. Man was it worth it! Apparently the best steak in Texas. PS: Just added a couple of shots from the rafting. Look back on yesterday's stuff.
Really cool place, exactly like a old western place, but still functional.
Behind us now. There's just been a warning on every radio station about a bad storm with hail the size of golf balls. Telling people not to drive and hide themselves and all animals indoors. Crazy Texas.
Got pretty crazy there for a few moments. Hail so big we thought the windscreen might break.
The weather suddenly changed and things are getting dark. Pretty heavy rain.
We have 10 and half hours straight of driving to do today. 1kg of M&Ms should help pass the time :)
The girls are a little tired. It has been a crazy few days.
Just passing by the old Route 66
Texas, here we come!
Got a long way to go, but the scenery is amazing and we keep ourselves busy with car games (making them up as we go along).
Setting off for Houston
A little crazy towards the end. :)
Not too crazy…
Not many pictures today as we spent most of it white water rafting and phones were not recommended ;) Suffice to say, that we all had a blast.
The landscape here reminds me of the roadrunner cartoons.
Just passing by Albuquerque…
Another state, another time zone.
400 miles on the same road! ;)
He wasn't afraid of us.
Sunrise at the south rim of the Grand Canyon
Catching up with the meeting. Tomorrow: Grand Canyon!
The thing needs a lot of Juice. Been averaging 26mpg, so not that bad.
Goodbye Vegas. Interesting place, and I'm glad we came, but not worth a second visit in my opinion.
We did wait around for the Bellagio Fountains but apparently they don't put them on when it's windy. Oh well!
Vegas is basically a city built in the middle of a desert. Can't really expand anymore as it's reaching the mountains on all sides.
Difficult to explain how big these buildings are. And everything is lavishly decorated.
Venice in the middle of Vegas
You can tell these guys are making a good amount of dough by the grandeur of these buildings.
Very hungry indeed. Need to be, for a double chicken breasted thing on a stack of pancakes filled with bacon and smothered in maple syrup. :)
Many miles later...Las Vegas! Going for a well deserved shower and then off to see the sights.
One last one :)
Alex is loving it.
Badwater road. Lots of salty lakes.
Did I mention it was HOT! Check this out!
This place is incredible. No picture would do it justice. Worth the journey. Absolutely!
This is it. No petrol, no food and water for any many miles.
It's very hot out there. We're heading towards Death Valley. Not many cars around.
Setting off towards Vegas…
Typical American dinner. If you've never been to the states, just remember that tipping is a big thing over here. 18% seems to be the minimum expected.
Got to keep the spiritual food going…
Really, no pictures make it justice.
Queued up for 3 hours or so. But it's difficult to think of a better place to be in traffic :)
A must see if you're even in California with the means of traveling freely.
Yosemite National Park
What an amazing pizza this was. Probably more meat than dough. Shared it with Alex and there's still loads left. It was gooooood!
Goodbye San Francisco. Go warriors! Yosemite, here we come.
New style Apple Store with trees inside. We didn't have time to visit headquarters, so a visit to the union square store was the best we could do.
China town! We met loads of brothers today. If you look really hard, you'll spot them.
It's a beautiful city SF. In my top 3 of USA towns. (Not that that means much) Full of character. The house's architecture is really pretty.
The famous Lombard street. They must have done it thinking of The tourists surely.
Seafood for lunch. Even Alex enjoyed it.
I didn't know this, but the only reason they closed Alcatraz was because the thing was incredibly expensive to run.
On our way to the old prison... Nice views.
Morning folks. On our way to San Francisco
That's our little car down there!
Alex is in paradise!
California coast. Very pretty
Mexican Burrito for lunch. It's very hot around these parts!
Back on the road. Hopefully, get close to San Francisco tonight.
Sunset at Santa Monica, starting our drive up to San Francisco.
Rodeo Drive, where all the cheap-skate people go shopping. NOT!
Really nice place, full of caracter. Everyone enjoyed their meal.
Alex takes his drone out for the first time.
Recognise this set?
Start the day with a tour around Warner Brothers studios
Windy in the back there Carla?
Everyone is still getting ready…I'm enjoying the sun! Off to warner brothers tour in a bit
Hollywood boulevard. Quite chavy at night it turns out. Still interesting. We're quite tired after an 8 hour time zone shift, so, off to bed.
Picked up the vehicle. Just enough leg room and boot space. :)
Well, many many hours later…
Well, 12 hours and counting! Ps: let's hope the other side is a little brighter.
Bags are in. Slightly over the limit, but they didn't care. Slightly worrying for the return journey.
Should be the last leg of the journey before the plane.
Rush hour in London
Let's it's a little better on the other widely the pond.
After waiting on the cafe for 50 minutes, we managed to lose track of time and had to rush to get in the train.
Saying the final goodbyes.
Barbie is taking us to the airport. The journey begins. Ps: Barbie is the most anxious of all of us and she's not even going.