Archives for March 2014

Day 9 – New Orleans, LA

Being out late on the town last night, we had a slow start to our day. Today was a day for touring the City but first we walked to Lafayette Park at the back of the hotel and had coffee at PJ’s.  Then we went to Harris Casino to get on the Hop On and […]

Day 8 – Crockett, TX to New Orleans, LA

  We left Crockett, TX at 7 am. this morning to get an early start.  It was cool and misty like a West Coast spring morning.  We drove to Corrigan, TX and found a donut and coffee shop that made their own fresh donuts just like Tim Hortons but small town US style.  The negative […]

Day 7 – Tucumcari, NM to Crockett, TX

Today we continued along Route 66 (also known as Highway 40) to Amarillo, Texas.  After stopping for a coffee in Amarillo, we headed south along Highway 287 to Wichita Falls, TX.  This route was uneventful as we planned to put in a lot of miles  in today so we could get into the south of […]

Day 6 – Flagstaff, AZ to Tucumcari, NM

Went to breakfast at the Downtown Diner on Aspen Street in downtown Flagstaff across from the town square and I ordered the eggs and pancakes that were each the size of a large dinner plate.  We always seem to forget how large the food servings are here in the lovely US of A.  Anyway, it […]

Day 3 – Winnemucca, NV to Las Vegas, NV

Today we started our trip under clear skies and a little frosty morning. Even though so much of where we traveled is desert,  we are also surrounded by interesting and magnificent mountains. This was the theme of our day “Desert and Mountains”. Again we decided to travel as the crow-flies to Las Vegas and therefore […]

Day 5 – Las Vegas NV to Flagstaff AZ

Our car wasn’t ready yesterday, so we had to wait in Las Vegas until 2 p.m. today to pick up our car.  I wanted to do some shopping and Mark wanted to check out the old downtown Las Vegas strip but unfortunately, at 930 a.m. there isn’t much to see in the old part of […]

Day 4 – Las Vegas Nevada

After another long day of driving we decide to stay a couple of nights in Las Vegas and booked a room online at the Stratosphere on the Strip. This was a nice hotel but it turned out to be too far from the main core of Las Vegas Blvd. where the Mirage and Caesar’s Place […]

Day 2 – Pasco, WA to Winnemucca, Nevada

Woke up to a chilly but sunny day and after breakfast headed down highway 395 toward John Day.  Yes that is a town in Oregon ! The country here is beautiful semi-arid ranch land and mountains, reminding me of Kamloops.  We winded through beautiful mountain passes, up one side and down the other, but what […]

Day 1 – Road Trip to St. Pete’s

Today we left Victoria B.C. on the 11 a.m. ferry to return to our former homes in Ladner B.C.