Category Archives: America

Help, I am lost !

I was approaching the end of my holiday in Annecy and realised that I had not been on a proper walk. So, I went to the tourist information office and picked up a couple of leaflets on local walks in … Continue reading

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A half day in Chamonix

During our holiday in Annecy we made a trip out to Chamonix. The high spot, literally, of our visit was a cable car ride up to the Aiguille du Midi at 3842 m. The first section took us from 1030m … Continue reading

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A meal with a view

We were in Annecy and had done the tour of the lake so it was now time to explore. At the Tourist Information Office I had been given details of a bus service that would take us high into the … Continue reading

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En Vacances, Annecy.

It was way back in 2000 that we had our first holiday in France. We love our lakes and mountains holidays so we chose Lake Annecy in the Haute-Savoie region of SE France. What could we expect? We flew into … Continue reading

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48 Hours in San Francisco.

48 hours and so much to see. We had to prioritise. Of course we wanted to go across the Golden Gate Bridge. It was hectic and a bit foggy but well worth it. I wanted to ride on the cable … Continue reading

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A brief visit to Yosemite.

Today we were off to visit Yosemite. An amazing experience. It was so nice to be out of the dessert scenery and into the redwoods. Our first stop was at Mariposa Grove where we could walk amongst the giant sequoias, … Continue reading

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Across the desert to Calico.

Today was going to be a long day travelling. We left the bright lights of Las Vegas and headed north towards California. We drove across the Mojave desert stopping briefly at Baker, the gateway to Death Valley. The temperature was … Continue reading

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A day in Las Vegas.

We has a free day in which to explore Las Vegas. But where to start? Our hotel was opposite Caesar’s Palace so we began there and walked along the strip calling in at some of the famous hotels, Bellagio,Mandalay,Luxor and … Continue reading

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Onwards to Route 66

After an overnight stay in Flagstaff we were on the road again. We had a brief stop at Williams to see the old Grand Canyon train. It was then on the the classic Route 66. We stopped at Seligman where … Continue reading

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Flight over the Grand Canyon.

Today we left Phoenix and headed north along Highway 17 towards Sedona, on route to the Grand Canyon. As we gained height the scenery changed. The cacti disappeared and we were in Red Rock country with isolated rocky mountains known … Continue reading

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