Nadia wanted to spend some time with her parents in Houston, and we agreed to enrol the kids in a local school for a term.
To get there we took a passage from Europe on the Queen Mary 2, and my first few days were in New York - that most atypical of American cities - getting myself organised for my first road trip.
And the next job was to look for America.
As I walked into the Apple Store in Millenium mall, Houston, a guy in a red Apple T-shirt snuck up behind me and boomed: "What's going on?" I guess it was a variation on "How are you?" or "Can we help you today?" Not really sure what to say, all I could blurt out was "I am just looking". These are the road trips I did, looking for America.
All content is my own, but code for photo management is from fancybox and the interactive mapping is from Art101.
If you click on a picture you can enlarge it and scroll through a context-sensitive gallery of pictures. A full gallery is here You can scroll through galleries by clicking on the left or right of a picture displayed in a lightbox, or you can use a mousewheel.
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Play a word game to figure out the names of well-known US cities. Just enter upto six guesses, and based on how your guesses score, come up with a better guess.
How much do you know about the USA? Answers are all on this site.
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