Entries tagged with “United States”.


I got back to the gym with.my trainer today after a good 5 weeks off. Of course he hits me with a fitness test. The result? Despite a month of American food I haven’t gained weight but I have lost all flexibility and some stamina. Actually i’m pretty happy with that. A session with my massage therapist and I should be able to get right back into it. 

Less than 8 weeks to go and plans for our big holiday are getting into full swing. We’ve bought plane tickets, arranged train tickets and started booking hotels.

The itineary includes

  • Vancouver (and Bowen Island)
  • Seattle
  • Portland
  • Los Angeles
  • Las Vegas (with a side trip to the Grand Canyon)

We’ll be flying to Vancouver via Los Angeles then making it down the coast in hops by train. The biggest is something like 30 hours from Portland to Los Angeles on the Coast Starlight. That bit’s my treat! We’re driving from Los Angeles to Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon. That should be fun too!

I’m looking forward to trying out Amtrak for the first time, and having a look round some cities. You can bet I’ll be taking lots of pictures of public transportation vehicles!