I haven't updated since Las Vegas, which was a fair few weeks ago, and I've seen some pretty cool stuff since then.
Firstly, I walked for hours and hours through San Francisco to catch a glimpse of the Golden Gate bridge. I was being led by two Irishmen with not the strongest sense of direction but the next day I simply caught a bus to the very modest beach and saw it in all of it's glory. It's pretty big, but there will always be a place in my heart for that little gimp of a Clifton suspension bridge at home.
I then made the long journey up the coast to Seattle; the home of Jimi Hendrix and Kurt Cobain from Nirvana. There are countless shrines to the musical Gods, including many guitars that were smashed purely for musical outlet. There is the famous Space Needle swell, which takes it's place along the Seattle skyline, although it is a very small building compared to most modern day towers. Another thing people forget about Seattle is how it's home to the first ever Starbucks, and that Starbucks is also home to the longest queue I've ever seen OUTSIDE a Starbucks, which probably isn't that shocking as the service is so slow, kidding of course.
From Seattle I made my way to Salt Lake City, host of the 2002 Winter Olympics. And that's about it. Ok, so there was some amazing shopping and I may have ended up buying an Apple Macbook Pro too. But that was probably my highlight of Salt Lake City as she ain't got much going for her, especially in the summer months with no snow, although a little still leftover on the peaks of picturesque mountains.
From Salt Lake to Denver, which, from the moment I arrived; I loved. Something about the buzz of the city. It sits in Colorado, very central to USA. The sky was a beautiful clear blue on my first day, sun shining etc. and then I went into an indoor shopping mall and when I came out, there was pouring rain, dark clouds and plenty of lighting. I then lost a little bit of that love when I found of Denver and it's surroundings experience a lot of storms and even tornados. But it is defiantly a city that is not boasted of enough. As it's also home to the State Capitol building or something, where they make laws and all that jazz.
After the wonderful Denver I endured a 34 hour bus journey to Buffalo to see the famous Niagara Falls, which I did. I spent an entire day there and went on the amazing Maid of the Mist boat which takes to as close the falls as you can get without drowning too much, but you still get completely drenched in the mist of the cascading waters. The falls that are owned by America, the bridal veil, is probably one that not many of you know of. Google it, it's rubbish compared to the spectacular horseshoe falls owned by Canada.
Now I am on the bus on my way to the windy city of Illinois. Chicago!
Until next time. Keep safe.