Holiday USA 2016
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Sunday 31st July 2016

Chicago, Mission "free Hollie" Day 1

Timing is everything!
Our taxi arrived early & whisked us off to T3 Heathrow to meet our plane to Chicago & Miss Hollie.
Duty free was painless for me , but not Ian's credit card..

Then a leasurely coffee before check in, we were assisted by a nice young man at the American airlines area who sent us to check in on the " executive traveller" desk, sadly I couldn't blag an upgrade but the ease & lack of queueing was refreshing.

The cramped airliner got us into Chicago O'Hare airport half an hour early. A welcome phone call from Hollie from her end of season camping trip, made our day.

Avis rent a car , offered a predictable queue & shambolic service , once in our massive Chevy Suburban Ian drove us effortlessly to Madison Wisconsin, only once attempting to drive on the wrong side of the road , a real achievement bearing in mind the early start & jet lag !

The Americinn is our sleeping spot for tonight & the Swagat Indian restaurant offers us refreshment & a not half bad curry.

We will add some extra photos tomorrow , tonight the spirit & flesh are knackered..

Love to all humans & pets on the other side of the pond..Goodnight xxx

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Day 2: A visit with our Amish friends.   (Monday 1st August 2016)
Day 3: Mission Hollie Complete !   (Tuesday 2nd August 2016)
Day 4: Today was mostly about churches (by Hollie).   (Wednesday 3rd August 2016)
Day 5: Lake Itasca to Lake Superior.   (Thursday 4th August 2016)
Day 6: Feeling Superior   (Friday 5th August 2016)
Day 7: Sleeping Bear Dunes & 100 yrs of Coast Guard Aviation.   (Saturday 6th August 2016)
Day 8: Meet me in St Louis   (Sunday 7th August 2016)
Day 9: Six Flags (Part 1)   (Monday 8th August 2016)
Day 10: Six Flags (Part 2 )   (Tuesday 9th August 2016)
Day 11: Grand Ole Opry , best seats in the house !   (Wednesday 10th August 2016)
Day 12: Nashville   (Thursday 11th August 2016)
Day 13: The lost sea to Davy Crockett.   (Friday 12th August 2016)
Day 14: Ocoee wild water   (Saturday 13th August 2016)
Day 15: Hen pecked in Georgia on the way to Albama   (Sunday 14th August 2016)
Day 16: Some bald old rocks & another lake.   (Monday 15th August 2016)
Day 17: Panama city beach   (Tuesday 16th August 2016)
Day 18: Dolphin encounter.   (Wednesday 17th August 2016)
Day 19: New Orleans here we come !   (Thursday 18th August 2016)
Day 20: Oak Alley Plantation & The Natchez.   (Friday 19th August 2016)
Day 21: Airboats & baby alligators   (Saturday 20th August 2016)
Day 22: New Orleans & Ghostly happenings...   (Sunday 21st August 2016)
Day 23: Race to the space shuttle.   (Monday 22nd August 2016)
Day 24: A fond farewell from Houston   (Tuesday 23rd August 2016)