Twelve days and four pounds later
Trip Start May 24, 2005
15Trip End Aug 20, 2005
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As it was it Memorial (a bank holiday that remembers all veterans and military personal who died and fought for the USA) weekend Martin and Mary took me up to watch a small parade in town call Newbury. The parade had jeeps, police cars and fire engines in it
So the next day I bought my car from Bob Serpentini - An American Son Of A Gun and proud of it Goddammit Yehaaw! So the ads on TV claim. Despite the fact that the used car lot had the word ¡§Serpent¡¨ in it and owned by an American ¡V Italian, I had a good feeling about the place. Larry the salesman had two gold crowns and all of his incisors were gold topped but hey I trusted him. Hell one of the four gold sovereign rings on his fingers were worth more than sticker price (listed for $1,500 got it for $1,250) on the car. The car is a 1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass with 3.3 litre V6 engine, nippy to say the least. It is in good nick but the air conditioning is as my friend Martin describes as a ¡§2 to 60¡¨ system i.e
The two main attractions in Cleveland was the Rock n Roll Hall Of Fame, where I had nice lady in her sixties telling me how much a gentleman 'The Edge¨ was when she meet him. The exhibits are good and you can easily squander the day reading bands biographies and listening to their music. The other main attraction that I saw was the Great Lake Science Museum, which had excellent interactive displays for physics. The main exhibit at the moment is they have cadavers preserved using polymers so you can see all parts of the body. I tell you the male bladder is twice the size of the female but that still do not answer why women travel in pairs to the jacks.
On Saturday night Martin took me to a NASCAR race, which was good fun. I am not saying that there were a lot of rednecks there but it was the first time in the US that my teeth were better than anyone else :-)
So all is that left for me to say is thanks to Danny, Martin and Mary and for all the help and hospitality, which was great.