It can’t have escaped your attention that Roo and I have, in fact, made it as far as America.
Oh yes! We are here, in the big US of A, doin’ what we do best!
Which mostly involves screwing up relatively simple things, like using cash machines at the airport. Seriously – don’t get me started on this one…
So when it comes to complex things, like the buying, registering and insuring of motor vehicles… suffice to say, we were meant to be in it now. First they couldn’t process my credit card, and then they could, and then they couldn’t deliver in time, and then they could, and then they couldn’t again… to say nothing of the trouble we’ve had getting our phone to work over here.
But you don’t care about that! What you want to know is, where are we now, and where are we going? And those questions are easily answered by this short video 🙂
For those of you who can’t be arsed watching us fanny around with maps the size of bed sheets, here’s the skinny:
We’ve started out in mid July, in southern California. Here’s how we progress from here…
Up to San Francisco by the end of this month, then on up to Portland, Oregon by August 5th. We press on up to Seattle for a week, leaving there around the 14th. We cross back down diagonally through Idaho around the 20th, arriving in Colorado around the 25th.
A brief stop in New Mexico is next, followed by a long drive across Texas, stopping in San Antonio and Houston. We make it to New Orleans by September 10th, and hope to make Florida by 16th.
We’ve got a sneaky little holiday scheduled in Miami around the 25th, after which we’ll be heading back up the East Coast through Georgia and South Carolina by the end of September.
October follows a steady progression north, through NC, Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland. A day or two off to explore New York, then we’ll be back on the road through Connecticut, Massachusetts (which I have finally learned to spell!) – and finishing our trip in New Hampshire around the end of the month.
Then all we have to do is figure out how we’re getting home…
Oh, and well the car, of course. A car which, at this point, we haven’t even got, yet…
AND THAT’S IT!
Roo also wants me to mention that I now have a shiny now official MEDIA PAGE on my website. We’re trying to drum up media attention as we go, so any interested interviewers or other parties can be directed to this page: http://tonyjamesslater.com/home/media/ – from where they can download the awesome Press Kit that took me three days to create.
This is the definite downside to being your own boss…
Roo thinks the page lacks a little professionalism, on account of the octopus, but I’ll let you be the judge of that.
Oh, and before I go, I’d just like to say a quick, yet heartfelt THANK-YOU!!! To all of you, for following my travels, and for opening your homes to Roo and myself. It means the world to us (or at very least, the continental US) – and this trip simply wouldn’t be possible without you.
Roo and I will be blogging as we go, as will as trying to keep Facebook, Twitter and Instagram updated. If that sounds like a lot of work, that’s because IT IS!!! So hopefully you’ll understand if we fall behind here and there.
For anyone who fancies staying in touch on these various platforms, here’s the skinny:
Please do get in touch however you want, let us know when we’re coming into your area, and if anyone hears of a newspaper that might like to interview us, a radio station that is getting desperate on even a late night TV channel that no-one watches – please send them our way!
That’s all for now! Catch you folks soon… 🙂
Tony (and Roo too)