Category Archives: States: Louisiana – New Mexico

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From November 2013, when we sold our house in San Jose, California, to April 2014, when we boarded a ship in Fort Lauderdale, Florida to take us to England, we drove across the US, taking a southern route, and explored some interesting places. Continue reading USA Videos

Throw me something, Mister!

I didn’t know what to expect of New Orleans. It was a mythical place full of history, music, colour, many races, food, corruption, terrible hurricanes and floods, awful stories of loss, strength, heroism, mismanagement, and ultimately regeneration.

SeaLife DC1400

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A cold – but fun – day on the Bayou!

During our visit to New Orleans we only had one day when we could take a trip up a bayou, and as luck would have it, the weather was cold and damp.  Quite rightly, Danila felt it wasn’t a good idea for her to go, while she was still not fully recovered from bronchitis, so I went on my own.


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The Truth about Southern Hospitality!

This post was inspired by Bruce, owner of Jaco’s Tacos in Jackson Mississippi. Thank you for your company and true Southern hospitality, Bruce! (scroll to the end of this post to read more about Bruce!)

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Danila with Bruce of Jaco’s Tacos

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Rocks by wind and water

While we were staying in Santa Fe New Mexico, our gracious host took us out hiking to an amazing place called Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument. 

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Standing on the Corner, and other things!

A little photo review of a few small places we visited in December 2013, on our journey across the USA:

Winslow Arizona

(“I was standing on a corner in Winslow Arizona….”).

Standing on the Corner
“there’s a girl, my lord, in a flatbed Ford…”

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Hail Nyx!

This is just a very short post to thank Brian and Maddie

Nyx Supporters Brian and Maddie

who we met in the street, waiting for the parades. Brian’s wife Kaye was on float number 5, in the Krewe of Nyx, Continue reading Hail Nyx!

It’s About the People

We’ve seen some great places, and some less interesting places, but it’s the people who are making the journey interesting. So many different people, the quirky artist in Las Vegas, the kind artist airbnb host in Santa Fe who had dinner waiting for us when we arrived after a long drive from Sedona. She also took us to the beautiful Tent Rocks for hiking, and to a concert on New Year’s Eve.

The amazing Tent Rocks

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