John, Mandy, Martin & Fay – Western USA fly drive (July 13)

We had a truly memorable time and everything went relatively like clockwork. It was very comforting to turn up and be expected at all locations. Like everyone we guess we would have tweaked things a little with the benefit of hindsight, but overall extremely satisfied.  Our journey took us all around California, along the Pacific Coast through Santa Barbara, Monterey to San Francisco (The Alcatraz tour was interesting and we would have struggled had you not pre-booked it for us). The Big Bus tours are very worthwhile (but cold!). Then we headed through Yosemite and Sequoia into the stunning parks of Utah, into Monument Valley, Grand Canyon and across the last part of Route 66 back to LA.

Some unexpected treats we found along the way included Peggy Sue’s Diner, 2 minutes off I40, which was on our route,  Seligman on Route 66 – a step back in time (including the Roadkill Café) and Oatman on Route 66 – loved the Buros in the street and what a strange place!