My Girl Guide career was brief and largely underwhelming. I was good at three things: making fires, scaring the shit out of the other girls with late-night ghost stories, and playing ‘spotlight’. I sucked at putting up tents, taking down tents, washing up camp equipment in the dark, tying knots, and using a compass. I […]
I contemplated skipping the details of our Grand Canyon > California City > Bakersfield>Fresno>Oakhurst> Yosemite road trip and just running with ‘TA DA! Now we’re in Yosemite!’. But the trip had some interesting highlights/lowlights. Also, I suggest that as you read the following you should have the theme music from National Lampoon’s Vacation on repeat in […]
Firstly, I wish I had a better title for this one – but I don’t. I struggled. I toyed with some juicy superlatives but then I felt like I was writing a cheesy tourism brochure. So I abandoned the challenge of decent title in favour of finding a good analogy. Unfortunately the best analogy I’ve come […]
Alas, I’ve recently realised about 80% of the items on my USA trip to-do list involve ingesting some sort of high-fat, obesity-promoting American delicacy devoid of nutritional value. Food and digestive-system reports to follow, but for now – here’s a glimpse of the list as it currently stands.