Sunday, June 27, 2010

5 Weeks To Go, Then 5 Weeks In The USA

We've just slipped inside the 5 week mark for The Bonneville Run. With the exception of 2 nights while we're on the road, the rooms are booked. The Cadillac has been dropped off at a San Jose workshop where it will be serviced to make sure it will survive the trip and we've been buying up as much American currency as we can get our hands on.

San Jose's Light Rail system provides a cheap, safe and rather comprehensive public transport solution

We've been researching fairly heavily and are adding new places to our lists of things to do and places to visit every day. We've probably got enough stuff on there now to fill our schedule quite easily, however we're still looking for more suggestions.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Two Months and Counting

Ah, those wacky Googlers.  Google's pet T-Rex subsists on a steady diet of pink flamingosIt's now less than 2 months to go until we land at San Francisco International Airport (aka. SFO) at 1pm local time on the 1st of August 2010.

We've got most of our accommodation booked for the trip, in particular, all the busy places like West Wendover (the nearest accommodation to Bonneville), the Grand Canyon, Yosemite National Park and Death Valley are booked. We've also booked our accommodation in Culver City, Los Angeles and at the Bellagio in Las Vegas.

We still need to book somewhere near Lake Tahoe, and I'm leaning towards the south end of the lake as well as somewhere in or near Bakersfield and also in Beaver in Utah.

After we get back to San Jose from Bakersfield we have a few weeks to relax and enjoy the Bay Area, and may also add a night or 2 in Santa Cruz, Monterey or maybe somewhere in the North Bay area.