The journey begins…

Premier InnWe are now officially on-route to the USA, after a nice traffic free drive courtesy of Mr Marshall we have arrived at the Premier Inn at Heathrow airport.

The hotel is surprisingly huge and has a lobby the size of a small shopping centre complete with Costa Coffee (is there anywhere their not these days?!), restaurant and bar. Check-in was via a touch screen console and our room overlooks the lobby!

We are off to bed soon ready for our flight tomorrow at midday.

My new toy!

One thing that will probably surprise most people who know me is I have never owned a digital camera! I’ve always relied on other people’s cameras or camera phones.

That all changes today, as my new digital camera the Fujifilm XP30 in green has arrived.

It’s waterproof down to 5m, freezeproof down to -10C and also dust and shockproof, perfect for any occasion. It’s a 14megapixel camera with face recognition and can shoot video in 1080p HD so I no longer have to carry around my larger video camera.

Once I’ve tested it a bit I’ll post some more information up here and you’ll be sure to see some of the results on my upcoming holiday to the USA.

14 days till Route 66!

In 14 days time we will be settling into our hotel in Chicago and preparing for 2 and a half weeks of driving across the mid-west to the pacific coast!

So far we’ve booked a Segway tour of San Francisco on the last day of our trip (inspired by Phil’s stag weekend!), and a boat trip across to Alcatraz on the same day!

I’ll be keeping this blog updated as often as I can while on the trip and will also be posting photos and videos to my lifestream which you can find on this page also.


Welcome to my personal blog. This is where you’ll find all the thoughts that go through my head, as well as galleries of my photo’s and video’s.

I will be using this site to keep a running commentry of my Road Trip across the United States of America on the mother road: Historic Route 66.