Archive

1965 – USA & Canada

 

17 June 65 : Corrupt America, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

16 June 65 : Dodging police and exciting news, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

14 June 65 : Drunk in chanrge of a mule, Alabama

12 June 65 : SKF misconceptions, girls in curlers, Panama City, Florida

11 June 65 : Meeting Governor George Wallace, Panama City, Florida

9 June 65 : Vultures and hungry cattle, Montgomery, Alabama

6 June 65 : Dixie Jazz and home news, New Orleans, Louisiana

5 June 65 : Music and riverboats, New Orleans, Louisiana 

2 June 65 : A very curious postal drop, Jackson Alabama 

1 June 65 : Off the beaten track, Alabama

31 May 65 : Post problems, heat and mozzies – Mobile, Alabama

30 May 65 : Luxury, poverty and rain in Mobile, Alabama

23 May 65 : Visiting the home of President Jefferson Davis – Montgomery, Alabama

16 May 65 : Atlanta, the Civil War Cyclorama and the Great Locomotive Chase – Atlanta, Georgia

15 May 65 : Frog gigging nightmare – Gadsden, Alabama

13 May 65 : Fun and fear in motel pools – Gadsden, Alabama

9 May 65 : Drag racing! – Gadsden, Alabama

7 May 1965 : Investing, explaining work, US foods and allsorts – Gadsden, Alabama

5-6 May 1965 : A quiet week, general chit-chat – Gadsden, Alabama

1 May 1965 : Finding paradise and Lookout Mountain – Chattanooga, Tennessee 

30 April 1965: Hitting the US headlines – Bristol, Tennessee/Virginia

29 April 1965: Unimpressed by the White House and US politics – Charlottesville, Virginia

26 April 1965 : World’s Fair, colour TV and adopting US style – Tom’s River, USA

25 April 1965 : Big Apple, Mama Leone’s and the World’s Fair – New York

22 April 1965 : Corrupt cops and wealthy nurses – Rochester, USA

21 April 1965 : Hotel life and future travel plans – Rochester, USA

18 April 1965 : Clashing with Canada and discussing 1960s celebs – Niagara Falls, USA

17 April 1965 : Dodging the Vietnam draft and drinking with Peter O’Toole – Toronto

16 April 1965 : Colour TV and comparing Canada to USA – Rochester

14 April 1965 : Niagara Falls border problems – Rochester

13 April 1965 : Back in Canada, the horror of the Palm Sunday Tornadoes – London, Ontario

11 April 1965 : Visiting Chicago Police HQ and escaping the deadly Palm Sunday Tornadoes

10 April 1965 : Spectacular Chicago and a peek inside luxurious Marina City – Chicago

9 April 1965 : Incredible roads and skyline – Chicago

8 April 1965 : Shriners Circus, Perry Mason and Red Skelton – Cincinnati

4 April 1965: Indianapolis 500 Speedway and backstage in American TV – Indianapolis

2 April 1965: Niagara Falls – and under arrest! : Springfield, Ohio

29 March 1965: A postcard home from Niagara Falls

27 March 1965: Finally enjoying the freezing Falls – Niagara Falls

26 March 1965 : Crossing into Canada – London, Ontario

25 March 1965 : A crash into the moon – Cincinatti

23 March 1965 : Nasa launches Gemini III, and US-Russian relations are strained – Cincinnati  

21 March 1965 : A road trip into American poverty – Cincinnati

17 March 1965 : US food and civil rights history being made – Cincinnati

15 March 2018 – 53 years later and still adventuring! – Alta, Norway

14 March 1965 : On the road and unwashed from East to West – Kentucky

11 March 1965 : More civil rights action and important memorials – Washington

9 March 1965 : Seeing the sights – and civil rights marchers – in the US capital : Washington 

7 March 1965 : An expensive baby and travel complications – Philadelphia

4 March 1965 : The team divided, unhappy US marriages and hangovers – Philadelphia

28 Feb 1965 : Good and bad news, hot pools and shopping malls – Philadelphia

24 Feb 1965 : Sporty Mustang, drunken mayors and American cinema

20 Feb 1965 : Off-Broadway oddity, awful chat shows, luxury hotels and liners – New York

19 Feb 1965 : A dodgy offer and future plans – New York

18 Feb 1965 : Short and sweet – electric shocks and New York cinema

17 Feb 1965 : Getting in with Brooklyn’s mafia dons and hitmen – New York

15 Feb 1965 – British BRI Nylon wows America – New York

13 Feb 1965 – Visiting Connecticut and New England – New York

8 Feb 1965 – Air crash, British poverty and American healthcare – New York

7 Feb 1965 – Catskills Ski Resorts and Chinatown New Year

4 Feb 1965 – Tempted by a Jaguar 2.4, scrap car culture, plans for skiing and setting sail

30 Jan 1965 – Winston Churchill’s funeral and weird electric shocks

27 Jan 1965 – Women drivers and a spectacular demolition derby 

26 Jan 1965 – Memories of home – news from Bristol, UK

25 Jan 1965 – Spotting stars on TV’s What’s My Line?
24 Jan 1965 –  RIP Winston Churchill, weddings and brotherly love
23 Jan 1965 – Muhammad Ali makes an impression
12 Jan 1965 – James Bond : Albany
9 Jan 1965 –  Thoughts on Tony and Colin’s wages
 
8 Jan 1965 – Riches, packing for the road, sibling relations : New Jersey
6 Jan 1965 – Feeling bewildered, a pile of post, family news : New Jersey
 
 
4 Jan 1965 – First day at SKF : New Jersey
 
3 Jan 1965 – A slow start to the year : Philadelphia
 
1 Jan 1965 – Happy New Year! : From Nassau to Virginia

1964 – USA 

31 Dec 1964 – 1960s ads for the ‘Fun Ship!’ : SS Yarmouth : Miami to Nassau cruises
 
30 Dec 1964 –  Two boats and a terrible tragedy 
28 Dec 1964 – Paradise Beach, Captain’s Party, Lady Vi : Nassau, Bahamas
 
27 Dec 1964 – Freeport gamblers, confusing Nassau : Nassau, Bahamas
 
26 Dec 1964 – Clubbing, resigning, cruising – and incredible generosity : Miami Beach 
25 Dec 1964 – Christmas coconuts : Miami Beach
 
24 Dec 1964 – International calls and ‘English pubs’ : Miami Beach
21 Dec 1964 – Hotel work and Cubans : Miami Beach
 
18 Dec 1964 – Sizzling hot! : Miami Beach
 
14 – 17 Dec 1964 – Life on Miami Beach
 
    
6 – 9 Dec 1964 – Cool convertible, heading south!
28 Nov – 4 Dec 1964 – Toy store mayhem : Philadelphia
 
25 – 27 Nov 1964 – Toy shop training in Philadelphia
23 – 25 Nov 1964 – An amazing offer in Philadelphia
21 – 22 Nov 1964 – Leaving New York for New Jersey
14 – 20 Nov 1964 – Leaving Saks : New York
6 – 13 Nov 1964 – Working hard in New York 
31 Oct – 3 Nov 1964 – Settling into New York
22- 23 Oct 1964 – Jobs in New York!
20 Oct 1964 –  First day in New York! 

1964 – RMS QUEEN ELIZABETH – UK TO USA

 
17 – 19 Oct 64 : Nearing America : RMS Queen Elizabeth
16 Oct 64 : Partying in style : RMS Queen Elizabeth
16 Oct 64 : gorgeous retro menus : RMS Queen Elizabeth
Jump ahead: Kabul, Afghanistan, 6 June 1967
15 Oct 64: Formal fashion for a great adventure : RMS Queen Elizabeth
15 Oct 64 : Sailing to America : RMS Queen Elizabeth
14 Oct 64 : Setting sail : Southampton, UK 
14 Oct 64 – Introduction