All the highlights of September in America
01.09.2011 - 03.09.2011
It feels extremely short but in actual fact it was 1 month ago (31st August) that I set off from Gatwick airport on the way to Atlanta, which actually thinking about staying in Georgia does feel a long time ago!
Thought I'd do a recap, summary or overview just for people who want a brief 4 week run down!
I have now visited 7 states (if you count DC as a state!) New Jersey is where I'm writing this, before that I've been in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Washington DC (controversial state!) Virginia, Tennessee and Georgia.
Highlights so far, Coca Cola factory/museum in Atlanta along with the Enlgish hostel owner suzy who was an absolute Beauty.
Having a body shot in Coyote Ugly with a south African in Nashville along with some line-dancing in 'the wild horse saloon'.
Getting in deep with so much Elvis and reading and seeing the Martin Luther King story in Memphis.
Hitchhiking, to Harrisonburg and then seeing the family, friends and house I'd spent 4 weeks in, when I was 14! Along with partying hard U.S college style, lots of flipping cups and Tailgating before two college football games with some of Bens fantastic Friends (Tech and JMU boys you know who you are! and meeting up with my Year 9 american crush, Aly for some Japanese food fun! All in Virginia
Seeing the historic and Beautiful DC from the lincoln and WW2 memorial in the evening to the smithsonian museums and declaration of independence in the day, with a lot of walking and drinking for good measure its been my favourite city so far!
Philly where I saw Benjamin Franklin and his inventions, discovered Vitamin Water, Hersheys Chocolate and the Liberty bell, as well as popping my Couchsurfing Cherry!
Getting some much needed rest in Baltimore but also being mesmerised by two hoop spinning, free spirited, hairy arm-pitted girls who were my hosts for two nights.
And three nights in the 24/7 town of Atlantic city finally got a small spell on the atlantic coast of america which in all honesty was a gorgeous beach and I gambled in the biggest casino I've ever seen... Roll on vegas!!
America so far has lived up to and exceeded my expectation, with huge over the top buildings, unexpectedly kind people and some fantastic cities.
Words that are annoying me are....
Route, they pronounce it with the same sound as doubt or snout! Ahhhhh
Fillet, they pronounce it as the french do with an 'A' sound at the end, same sound as bay or day, like fillay! Silly
And finally Inquiry they miss out the I and sound it inqury wierdooooos!!
But apart from that life is as perfect as it can be! My plans now are... New york, boston, Niagara, Detroit and Chicago! Who knows if thatll be my actual route! Let's just see, looking forward to another month!