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Postcard from America #10 Chicago and wild garlic!


Chicago and Wild Garlic!   As the train pulls out on its long journey to New York for our final few days in the US, I begin to realise how little I know and how little we’ve seen of this magnificent city. Let’s start with its name based on the Native American word for wild … Continue reading

Postcard from America #9 Mile High in Denver


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Camera across America #4 Monument Valley


Monument Valley   As young students we were hooked on cowboy movies,  The Magnificent Seven, The Good The Bad & The Ugly, Pale Rider, True Grit, Chisum, and the extremely violent Wild Bunch starring William Holden. So many of them featured scenery from Monument Valley, another natural wonder on Dr Cs list recorded here in … Continue reading

Camera across America #3 The Grand Canyon


  A Day at Grand Canyon Visiting the Grand Canyon has been an ambition of Dr C since we first met as young students almost 50 years ago. Coming from Kathmandu and being surrounded by the Himalaya with soaring snow capped peaks, foaming white rivers and dramatic landscapes it has always been the “natural wonders” … Continue reading

Camera across America #2 The Hoover Dam


The Hoover Dam The Hoover Dam was constructed between 1931 and 1936 during the Great Depression and was dedicated on September 30, 1935, by President Roosevelt. Its construction was the result of a massive effort involving thousands of workers, and cost over one hundred lives. Originally called Boulder Dam it was eventually named after President … Continue reading

Postcard from America #5 Yosemite


Postcard from America #4 Amtrak: Oakland to Merced


Camera across America #1 San Francisco


{Power outage in San Francisco} Today, Friday, has been a very strange day! Breakfast at Tad’s Steakhouse off Union Square was a full American swiftly followed by a mass power outage at 9am that left 100,000 homes without electricity and the whole of central San Francisco without power. Shops, restaurants, coffee bars, diners all closed … Continue reading

Postcard from America #3


San Francisco-The Tour Day Today was a fully guided day, exhausting! On to the coach at 08.45 and around the city viewing the districts and architecture of this “Rich” city. Lunch at Pier 39 then across the water to Alcatraz. Tomorrow a free day intend to visit the Museum of Asian Art.

Postcard from America #2


The Arrival-San Francisco

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