A big thank you!

We’re now safely back home in London but we wanted to put together one last post for our blog.

The main reason for this is that we would like to say a HUGE thank you to all our friends and family who made this trip possible. We really have had the trip of a lifetime and we couldn’t have done this without your generosity. We would also like to thank Amtrak for providing great service on all our train rides across America and for featuring us on their blog. It was great fun!

We were summarising our trip yesterday and thought it would be fun to share some of our thoughts.

Favourite city visited: 

Mike – Washington DC, Becca – San Francisco

Things we have learnt:

  1. If you order an apple cider you will be disappointed
  2. The characters in Family Guy exist in real life
  3. A decent cup of tea is very hard to find in America
  4. Public transport in America is actually very good
  5. The UK is expensive
  6. The UK is crowded

Best train ride: Empire Builder – runs from Chicago to Seattle

Best train crew: Capitol Ltd from Washington DC to Chicago

Best museum: Mike – Newseum, Washington DC; Becca – Museum of Science & Industry, Chicago

Worst museum: International Museum of Surgical Science, Chicago – seriously random

Most random moment: A man standing like a statue in the middle of Market Street in San Francisco on Thanksgiving Day morning

Best art gallery: Art Institute, Chicago

Best tourist attraction: Washington DC memorials and monuments

Best burger: Blue Moon burger, Seattle

Best breakfast: EJ’s Luncheonette, NYC

Best dinner: Barbette’s Bistro, Minneapolis

Best accommodation: Paschale’s Washington DC apartment

Best public transport system: San Francisco

Most confusing map: New York subway map

Thanks for following our blog!

Becca & Mike xx