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Trip Start Jul 21, 2010
Trip End Aug 13, 2010

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Friday, August 13, 2010

Landed on time at 11am which was on time so we made up the half hour delay.
Got tube into the city - the girls got seats but I stood to mind the cases.
We stayed on to Kings Cross where H decided we should walk to Euston rather than lug our cases onto another busy tube for the one stop on Northern Line.Big mistake!We got absolutely soaked in a sudden torrential downpour on Euston Rd.I had to get changed in the bog at Euston but was worth the 30p charge.
Grabbed a quick butty then on 2.40 train to Manchester which was on time.
Tried to go the toilet as we approached Manchester but as I opened the electonic door a bloke was already on it - dozy sod hadn't locked the door by pressing the button!He even attempted to get up to close it- not a nice sight but very funny!
Cab home from Piccadilly with cases lodged in an open boot but they stayed in. Doormat full of junk mail mostly.
Journey ended!

For the record:-

Air miles - 11,000
Car miles - 2,750
Best hotel - Stratosphere Las Vegas (also the cheapest!)
Worst hotel - Econo Lodge Flagstaff (for wet floor and poor breakfast)
Worst hotel plumbing - Pacific Inn and Suites San Diego (I won't go into the details to save Siby's embarrassment)
Best meal - Buon Apetito in San Diego
Worst value meal - Harley Davison Cafe in Las Vegas (for the $10.50 beer inc glass I didn't ask for)
Worst trip - Tijuana Mexico (sorry girls - my fault we went)
Best beer - Brewery Pub at South Lake Tahoe
Worst moment - getting to Grand Canyon to find it full of clouds (but it did clear after lunch)
Crappest weather - San Diego when we visited Sea World - cloudy all day
Hottest weather - Death Valley 48C (119F)
Favourite drive - Panamint Springs to Mariposa
Worst traffic - LA rush hour on day we arrived
Best nighttime sight - stars and Milky Way at Panamint
Best scenery - Yosemite
Best theme park - Disney California Adventure
Best ride - California Screamin coaster
Worst ride - It's a Small World

Was it worth the money? Hell yeah
Thanks for reading
Over and out
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culpers on

Sounds like a fantastic trip and a very good blog matey. Particularly liked the best and worst list......was that a family vote or just your views?

culpers on

Give the TripWow video a go, actually quite good...if it works.

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