Trip to North America in 1993

I had a bad accident in July 1989 and almost lost my leg. I promised myself that, when it was all over, I’d treat myself to a trip of a lifetime. I lost my walking stick on the bus between Toronto and Niagara Falls and have been walking unaided since then.

The meat of the matter will be the subject of a longer entry sometime later (I took a diary during the trip). Meanwhile, here’s a list of where I and my two travelling companions visited:

  • 24 June – Toronto
  • 28 June – Niagara Falls
  • 29 June – Buffalo
  • 30 June – New York City
  • 3 July – New Orleans
  • 7 July – Miami
  • 14 July – Las Vegas
  • 15 July – Grand Canyon (Utah)
  • 17 July – Zion Canyon (Utah)
  • 18 July – Bryce Canyon (Utah)
  • 19 July – San Francisco
  • 22 July – Yosemite National Park
  • 25 July – Sacramento (to see The The)
  • 26 July – Santa Cruz
  • 28 July – Winnipeg
  • 1 August – Seattle
  • 2 August – Vancouver

We stayed in Vancouver for two weeks, topping and tailing our trip in Canada. It was indeed the trip of a lifetime and I have many happy memories of it. I’ve since visited the USA several times, but the first trip was the best. I love North America, truly. It’s just so bloody big!

Bourscheid Castle

Yet another beautiful, mediaeval castle in Luxembourg, this one dating from 1384. Follow the link below to read more information about it.

Bourscheid Castle on Wikipedia

Beaufort castle

Beaufort castle is in Luxembourg’s Müllerthal region, also known as Little Switzerland. The scenery in the region is quite spectacular, and driving around the winding roads is great fun — if you like that sort of thing. The castle suddenly appears as you round a bend and BLAM – its beauty hits you right between the eyes.

It’s a great region for cycling too, although I’ve yet to try it. Some of those hills though – phew!