Road Trip!!!

Trip Start Feb 05, 2008
Trip End Ongoing

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Friday, March 20, 2009

Howdy from the good ol' US of A! This is my West Coast road trip. I've decided to give you all a break from the usual gumpf this time as the pictures speak for themselves. Instead here's the key stats from my epic journey:

Journey breakdown (inc mode of transport): Vancouver to Seattle (bus), Seattle to San Francisco (car), San Francisco to Los Angeles (plane)

States traversed: 4 (British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and California)

Distance driven: 1017 miles (in a left hand drive automatic on the wrong side of the road I might add!)

Vehicle driven: '07 Dodge Charger (mmmmm.....muscle car!)

Cost of tank refill: $40 (= 28 quid!)

Drive duration: 53 hrs

Friends met in Iceland stayed with: 1 (many thanks Drew, you're a star!)

Meals paid for by kindly Yanks: 2 (Drew again, and a very nice chap from Florence Oregon, with Welsh ancestors)

Bears / Cougars seen while walking in woods: 0 (phew!)

No. of times pulled over for speeding: 1 (see pic)

No. of times ACTUALLY speeding: More than 1!

Top 3 'change of underwear' moments:

1) Doing first 20 miles of drive in Seattle rush hour on 12 lane highway in driving snow! (see vid)

2) Walking into Redwood forest to see the Big Tree and noticing sign warning of Bears and Cougars helpfully instructing visitors to 'TRAVEL IN GROUPS ONLY'!)

3) Picking way through 8 miles of 179 degree bends in Sirerra Nevada complete with cliff face on one side of road and cliff drop on the other!

Bye then my lovely blogees, off to Fiji now, tsk the places I go just to write you guys a blog eh?!

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