I decided that my next holiday would be to a country where they speaka my language. So, in the immortal words of Al Jolson, California, here I come! Followed by Seattle, Chicago, New York and Toms River (New Jersey).
The itinerary is as follows:
|16 July||Paris – San Francisco|
|16 – 20 July||California|
|21 – 23 July||Seattle|
|24 – 27 July||California|
|28 – 30 July||train from San Francisco to Chicago (3924 km in 51 hours, that's two nights on board)|
|30 July – 2 August||Chicago|
|2 – 8 August||New York|
|9 – 11 August||Toms River (New Jersey)|
|11 August||NY – Paris|
One of the advantages of being Irish is having family in the US. My nephew and two of my cousins are hosting me, as are some (non-Irish) friends in Chicago and New York.
I'm going to see some great cities and fabulous scenery. And I'm hoping get my ankles wet in two oceans and several lakes!
So open up that Golden Gate,
California, here I come!