Well for awhile anyway...
Shall return at some point and some time :)
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Well someone seems to be taking far less photos than last year, so nothing to upload to represent our arrival in OK this year... maybe we are already taking the great American road-trip for granted. Nice to back in OK and not as sticky hot as last year - ah, but of course New Orleans is still to come! I love shoping in the US - it is sort of like going to Dubai from Al Ain to shop but multiply it by 100! It is nice to see things that you forget you like seeing when you are not seeing them, but then... well you know what I mean!
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Well not quite - actually Merrimac Caverns off Route 66!
But Springfield, MO is our stop for the night - home to many things I am sure but just a short stop on the way through to Tulsa for us. Springfield is home to THE Bass Pro Shop! Ok, I know that doesn't sound much to anyone but while not a hunter, fisher, boater, or anyone who would normally be impressed by an "outdoorsy" store, I was impressed by this one and if you are ever passing through Springfield stick your head in and have a look around - it is HUGE! Nearly got me an urge to get a gun and hunt cute furry things (don't worry - that passed quickly).
Monday, July 20, 2009
Crossing the Mississippi again - two more times to go! This year is definitely a bit zigzaggy and joining stops together rather than the relaxed road trip of last year. So we are in St Louis, unfortunately without enough time to do the place justice!
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Maybe a new favorite city? Clean, friendly, great buildings, and lots to see and do... Chicago is impressive. I am sure there are parts of the city that aren't the best, but it is a nice place to be in summer... but must be freezing in winter!
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
5 feet 100+ stories above Chicago streets - kinda cool if you ask me.
It was called Sears Tower when we arrived and will be Willis Tower when we leave... if it wasn't so busy we would have gone twice - still worth the hour wait to get to the top though!
Monday, July 13, 2009
Well this is a place I never thought I would get to see, but I guess that is how things go. Normally one big city feels like every other big city, but driving into Chicago seeing the Sears and Hancock towers lets you know you are heading into somewhere special.
It's a walking city for those that love walking around cities - it's a walking city for those that aren't used to walking as well which means after a week of this there are going to be some very sore feet and legs! Cool place though and looking forward to exploring (too bad a locked myself into a conference for 1/2 the time we're here though).