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USA Sept 2010 – Leaving our hearts in San Francisco…and finding them in Monterey

We’re only almost ready to leave San Francisco behind; there are still two things that we have to do.  We pack everything into the Fletchemobile – raring to go after a 2 day rest – and check out of the Hotel Del Sol at 8:30am. First thing: Driving down Lombard Street – the crooked bit. At 8:45am on a Monday morning, there are no queues, and…

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San Francisco Travel Diaries: Golden Gate Park, Alcatraz and Meeting Bush Man…

It's our second and final day in San Francisco. It's time to tick Golden Gate Park, Haight Ashbury and Alcatraz off the sightseeing list. Welcome to the second part of our San Francisco Travel Diaries…

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USA Sept 2010 – Walking, big hills, more walking…. Discovering San Francisco

It’s Saturday morning, it’s 8:30am, it’s time to discover San Francisco! Of all the places visited on this road trip, it was deciding on an “itinerary” for our two full days in San Francisco which gave me the biggest headache. The city has so many iconic “must-sees” that it became something of a nightmare putting them into a workable itinerary! I decided to cut the…

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Driving Yosemite to San Francisco: A USA Road Trip

It's time to leave the National Park behind and head from Yosemite to San Francisco. No more mountains, trees and meadows - it's all freeway and skyscrapers…

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Amateur Hiking in Yosemite National Park: A USA Road Trip

Yosemite National Park is breathtakingly beautiful. But you don't have to put yourself through a long, challenging hike to enjoy the scenery!…

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Picnicking in the Chilterns

Want to find a new picnic spot for balmy sunny afternoons, with a bonus National Trust property or two close by? How about visiting The Chilterns?…

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A USA Road Trip – From Lone Pine to Yosemite National Park

A 7am alarm call and the sleepy Fletches drag themselves over to the Alabama Hills Bakery & Café for breakfast. Seems like our sleep patterns are finally adjusting to US time… The breakfast options are very “egg-heavy” as usual, so I’m excited to spy a “No-Egg” Breakfast on the menu.  Unfortunately, I can add now Biscuits & Gravy to the list of US breakfast options I…

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USA Sept 2010 – Losing a friend in Death Valley…

It’s time to leave the bright lights of Vegas behind us and head off to California. But not before we pick up supplies from Walgreens (at Palazzo) including a fantastic cooler for $15. We became very attached to our cooler and did everything we could to fit this in our suitcase at the end of the trip… 8:30am, and we’re on the road. The Fletchemobile…

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I’m Emmalene, a 40 something with a passion for travel, theatre, food, drink and the occasional accidental hike! I’m a born-and-bred Birmingham native so expect lots of Brum content on here too…

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