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New York, New England and the Fall

      Our time in the US is rapidly drawing to a close as we continue heading east. Next stop New York, or to be more accurate, Hoboken New Jersey – just across the river from Manhattan. Maggie & John, family friends have opened up their home to us for a few days.                   The short walk to Hoboken’s water edge offers up the most magnificent views of the Manhattan skyline.                 And the …

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Washington DC – history & old friends – a great combination

    We wanted to visit Washington DC for two reasons. One was the history of the city but  the main one was to catch up with our old mate Ian McDougal, a television cameraman from Melbourne who has lived and worked in the US for 30 years.               On our way to DC we rode through Gettysburg – the scene of a major battle during the Civil War. As we look out across the fields that saw so many lives lost, how different …

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Milwaukee – why?

After Leaving South Dakota we head due east towards the Great Lakes dividing the United States from Canada.  On the banks of Lake Michigan is Milwaukee, just north of Chicago and not far from Detroit, the centre of USA’s car industry.  One of our American friends said “Why Milwaukee?”. Breweries, the Fonz, Laverne and Shirley and Harley Davidson – that’s why.     While we didn’t sample too many of the local brews, we did get to meet the Fonz – or at least a statue of him.  A local …