We planned to spend only a couple of nights in the capital but after arriving and realising there is so much to see (and FOR FREE) we decided to extend our stay. We spent our days lapping up the cultural institutions, swanning around the art galleries and dining on Cinnamon Swirls, Pain au Chocolats and Blueberry Muffins from [the trash at] Starbucks. Continue reading “Week 18: Thank You.”
This week we hiked the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, got involved at a Trump rally and made our way to Washington DC! We got a free coffee by volunteering at a coffee shop and free beer for telling a joke! Whey! Thank you so much to everyone that helped us out this week ❤ Continue reading “Week 17: Thank You.”
This week we continued to chill in Miami and then started heading north to the Carolinas on the final leg of our journey.
I’d like to say that we spent our Miami time in the sun but the storms confined us to our apartment, blitzing our way through the Game of Thrones series. Finally, on our last day in Miami, the sun came out. And we both burned ourselves silly 😦
This week began with frustrating hitchhiking but ended in a beautiful apartment in Miami for Sarah’s BIRTHDAY!
Hitchhiking becomes stressful when you have a time limit and with only one day in Atlanta, the pressure was on to get there as fast as possible…
We sourced a fair amount of food this week (not all of it edible…) and covered 1,200 miles!
Hitting the states of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, Missouri and Kentucky. We were rained out of the south and had to skip New Orleans which was gutting as we’d been really looking forward to it but hey ho! gotta go with tha flow…
In our 20 weeks travelling America, we covered all 48 mainland states, 39 cities and drove well over 13,650 miles.
That’s Lands End to John O’Groats 16 times, for all the UK residents out there. 116 and a half times round the M25, but with decidedly better views.
There’s not a huge amount of people to thank this week, but the people we are thanking made a huge impact on our trip. (Yes, even Mitch the bartender!)
When you’re on the road for 20 weeks, constantly thinking about where you’re going to sleep and how you’re going to get there and what you’re going to eat and how many people you’ll meet on the way, it’s nice to take a few days to chill out sometimes. That’s exactly what Rand and Jonathan allowed us to do in Flagstaff, and it was only at the end of Week 12 we actually managed to move on to our next destination…Albuquerque.
This week we travelled down Route 1 from Big Sur down to San Diego.
We’d realised that contrary to our expectations, California is NOT easy to hitch and although this popular route is flooded with tourists, they are mostly American tourists raised to fear hitchhikers, not hippies as we’d imagined to find along this route.