Last time I wrote my blog I had pretty much just landed in the USA and was thoroughly enjoying catching up with Jan and Mary and meeting new p2P peeps in Naples, Florida and revelling in some good old Southern hospitality! So much has happened since then!
In case you missed it, I am now at home after travelling with Jan for a month, up and across the eastern half of the US. Having left Memphis just over a week ago on a sunny and humid 31C (88F) day, I am now writing in the cold of an Australian winter with the temperature outside being 7C (44F). I’m also having to adjust from 10pm dusk to 5pm darkness.
To hear more about what we got up to, have a read of Jan’s blog Travel Rocks Part 2. It was a fabulous trip and I would do it all again in a heartbeat!
I wanted to add my highlights, lots of people keep asking what they were, but I can’t narrow anything down to just a few – there were just so many! The best that I can come up with in the highlight department was the people I got to meet and spend time with and of course the absolute privilege it is to travel anywhere and share your passion with others.
What I did enjoy was the amazing variety of unusual foods and dining experiences that Jan found for us to enjoy. If you’ve read anything that Jan has written or photographed, you will understand what I mean when I say that if I was ever going to experience a country and the fabulous food that it had to offer, Jan is the best person to do it with! Fortunately, I got to experience that expertise first hand – we ate in some of the quaintest, unusual, delightful and downright bizarre places with some amazing selections of food. One of the great joys was that a lot of it was all new to me. I got to try fried green tom-ay-toes, crawfish, gumbo, jicama, collard greens, beignets, grits, okra, American and Canadian bacon, frozen custard, biscuits (unlike any biscuit I’ve ever seen in Australia!), apple butter, fried pickles and both Kentucky and Tennessee Barbecue (and believe me there is a difference) real southern fried chicken, fish tacos (we have tacos, but I’ve never had fish ones) and I have photos and a few extra kilos to prove it!
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