For the kids 16th birthdays, Ben and I decided it would be good to take them on an adventure holiday. Something that will push the limits of their comfort zones, test their endurance and help them to develop in to responsible, focused and well adjusted adults. I seriously could not think of anything worse. Not… Continue reading Cage Diving with Sharks – an adventure I’m happy to blog about from afar.
Waaay back in 2014, after much carry on about how DESPERATE I was to meet my idol, author Bill Bryson, a group of my friends and family members chipped in to buy me a VIP meet and greet ticket to see him live on stage and harass him afterwards. I dare say my friends and… Continue reading Bill Bryson – LIVE ON STAGE – a review by his self proclaimed “favourite groupie/stalker”.
I'm not sure where USA tax monies are spent. I didn't get the vibe that they were spent or invested in healthcare, or siphoned into welfare and addressing the great wealth disparity.... in fact, I never really thought about it until I visited the country. Then it dawned on me, or should I say, hit… Continue reading Tips, trips and psychological tricks in the very famous town – Los Angeles (Part 1)
If I had to use one word to describe Las Vegas I would say.......... FAKE. Fake copies of iconic buildings, fake waterfalls, fake tits, fake hair extensions, people faking their wealth.... I could go on and on. Never has the divide between haves and have nots been so apparent this whole trip as it has… Continue reading The most Vegasy Las Vegas day one could ever hope to have.
I would have been absolutely devastated to leave the Grand Canyon had it not been for the one slither of excitement that was awaiting me after our departure. Bearizona. One hour outside the Grand Canyon is a drive through park where you can see REAL LIVE BEARS coming up to your car!!! I've never seen… Continue reading Grand Canyon to Vegas via Bearizona
There are few things in this world I dislike more than polyester. Being cold and early mornings are two that are on par with my disdain for polyester. If you combine those two things then the result is catastrophic. An early morning IN THE COLD is high up on my list of most unpleasant things… Continue reading The Grand Canyon – Grander than pictures would have you believe.
Friday morning we awoke at the crack of sparrows fart in order to have breakfast and hit the road before 7am. It was an absolute miracle, but somehow it happened!! Best Western at 29 Palms provided a delicious hot breakfast and it was included in their regular price. It was such a nice place!! I… Continue reading Oatman, Arizona and Historical Route 66
For all of my OCD friends, and surprisingly there are a lot of you, this post comes with a warning: I am skipping my last 3 NYC blogs (which are half written and full of stories involving brothels, best places to shop, tips on where to stay, parole offices and dodgy Disney characters) and I… Continue reading Getting out of Anaheim. Our day trip to Laguna Beach.
The kids only had two free days in NYC. The first was spent being snowed on in a slow moving bus before napping/shopping. The second proved to be a HUGE dilemma. We took the kids to Central Park in the morning and that kept most of them happy for about an hour. Then we were… Continue reading Coney Island