Monthly Archives: November 2012

Show me your papers!

I alluded to this in a previous post but truth be told I had to calm down about the situation before I could blog about it.  First let me say that I do love this country, it has been my … Continue reading

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Observations on Mississippi.

Having just crossed the border from Mississippi into Louisiana and pulled into one of the myriad of travel plazas that litter the Eisenhower Interstate System I’m taking a short break before the final 50 or so miles to my ultimate destination, … Continue reading

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Maryland State Police – sneaky bastards

Unmarked cars everywhere!  I saw countless motorists at the side of the road pulled over by some very unusual cars and/or trucks.  Apart from the usual Dodge Chargers and CVPIs I saw a Hummer H2, Ford F350 Super Duty, Corvette … Continue reading

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Observations on the other New York.

I have been to New York City many many times but have spent very little time outside of the sprawling metropolis that is the Big Apple.  My brother lives in suburban New York in a charming town called Tarrytown.  This place … Continue reading

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Jeremy Clarkson was right.

My weapon of choice for this trip is my trusty 2008 BMW 535xi Touring.  I’ve owned this car for just over a year having bought it as a certified pre-owned car from my local BMW dealer and have covered a … Continue reading

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Observations on Iowa.

Conducting a fast, solo cross country run means there is sometimes little time to blog and for that I apologise.  I did, however manage to keep some decent notes as I traversed the country and now I’m taking a more … Continue reading

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Rethinking the schedule.

I’m well over halfway to Hanover but my original schedule is slipping by the hour.  Originally I was to have a co-driver all the way to Chicago but my would be travelling companion pulled out at the 11th hour.  I … Continue reading

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Observations on Nebraska.

I didn’t intend on posting about each state as I travel through them but each one so far has yielded something noteworthy.  Nebraska is no exception.  Apart from my encounter with the local vehicle recovery industry; I saw a number … Continue reading

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Day 3 or things not to do in rural Nebraska.

The goal of day 2 was to reach Omaha and settle into a nice warm Sheraton Sweet Sleeper bed.  Fuelling up some 300 miles shy of my destination I had a nagging thought that I would not make it that … Continue reading

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Tech Notes

I have quite a lot of technology with me on this trip.  This is the first trip I’ve taken without an Intel powered machine somewhere about my person, yessir this is an exclusively ARM powered excursion. I have my Surface, … Continue reading

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