Sweetwater TN to Cornelius NC via the Great Smoky Mountains and hillbilly country

Day 8 – US129 The Dragon in our VW Camper

We were on a mission to get to the end of our journey – which for us was Lake Norman in North Carolina. The final challenge was choosing how to navigate the Great Smoky Mountain – via the Interstate or a seemingly more direct route and some twisty roads. Read the rest of this entry »


Walmart Supercenter comes to the rescue with a new car battery

Driving across America Tennessee – Day 7

Although we had AAA we wanted the challenge of getting home under our own steam – but with a a dead battery on cold Sunday morning our options were running out. Read the rest of this entry »


Through Arkansas and into the Mid South – River city MemphisTN, home of Elvis and the Mississipee

Day 6 – Oklohoma to Memphis

Pulling out of Oklohoma and driving across the state line into Arkansas the generator warning light came on. Read the rest of this entry »


Leaving the frontier land Texas into Bible belt Oklhoma – a stark contrast

Day 5 – Texas into the Bible belt Oklahoma

Leaving Texas we were suddenlt struck with the predominance of huge man made crosses next to the road. This is a bible belt Christian area. Read the rest of this entry »


From Grants NM past Albuquerque and into Amarillo Texas

Day 4 driving Route 66 to the Big Texan Steak Ranch

We weren’t that enamoured with the KOA in Grants – there seemed to be an atmosphere of using this site as a stop over on your way somewhere else. Leaving Grants, a former Uranium mining town, we set off for the Rio Grande and Albuquerque – the largest city in New Mexico. Read the rest of this entry »

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Leaving AZ and onto the arrow straight roads of New Mexico – day 3 of our Route 66 trip

Route 66 from AZ to New Mexico

Route 66 – sometimes called the Mother Road of America is one of the original US Highways spanning over 2000 miles from Chicago to LA. Here we travel from Flagstaff Arizona to Grants in New Mexico. Read the rest of this entry »

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Roadkill cafe, a broken down Campervan and a wonder of the world

Route 66 – Day 2 The Grand Canyon

One of the wonders of the world – The Grand Canyon. Difficult to describe the shear size or scale of this land formation – you have to see it to believe it. breathtaking. Read the rest of this entry »

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Camping across America in a Westfalia you bought on the internet

Route 66 in a VW Camper – Day 1

Want to see some awesome parts of America – this is how we bought a VW Camper near Vegas and proceeded to drive it across the middle of America to (eventually) North Carolina. Some highlights and pictures from this trip – including the challenges in a 40yr old VW. Read the rest of this entry »

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