Last time we went to the States was in 2008, when we went to Vegas for my best friends wedding.
I find the US facinating, its so different than here in the UK, and of course you have tons of cool vintage stuff that we don't here!
So.....where are we going?........
The No.1 choice (which I have wanted to do for ages) was a California road trip - driving from LA up to San Francisco on the Big Sur route, but its just too expensive! It was actually an alcohol and curry fueled conversation over the Christmas holidays with our friends Jo & Mark that gave us the idea for our more cost friendly destination, which is..........
There will be NO Mickey Mouse! Orlando is being given a big detour. Not that there is anything wrong with going to Disney and theme parks of course, but its really not our scene!
Instead, we will be driving through the beautiful Everglades...
Maybe seeing a few gators...but hopefully not this close up!
Seeing the Florida Keys
Visting the amazing Miami Beach, with its stunning array of over 800 original (eek!) Art Deco buildings. I am very very excited about going here! ♥♥ Deco!
And of course, I have been researching lots of these things for all our routes and stop offs. The US has HUGE thrift stores...Super exciting!!
We will be staying in a few of these...the retro-er the better!
And of course eating some diner food...
And some all you can eat buffets! Yum Yum!
My US readers will probably think being excited about going to a diner and an all you can eat buffet is a bit strange! Trust me, we don't have anything like this in the UK. We do have a few all you can eat buffets, but they are usually Chinese, and not a patch on yours!
Diners are also a major novelty factor as we don't really have them here, and not like yours anyway!
If anyone knows any "must see" things, or any "must visit" antique and thrift stores they can recommend, please do share!
We head off in May anyway. Not that I like to wish my life away, but can't wait! :))