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28 November 06 - 00:57Thanksgiving and the past two weeks

The past two weeks have been good, full of sights and good food.

If anyone is interested at exactly where I have been staying in Texas I am in Smithville and will be until I head back to London.  I have been keeping myself busy during the day (when Elaina is at work) by watching American TV. During the weekends and other available days I have been seeing parts of Texas. I have seen a bit of Austin, San Marcos and the small towns inbetween. On the weekend of the 17th we went to San Antonio for the weekend. Home of the Alamo.

Last Thursday was Thanksgiving. On Wednesday we jumped in the car and drove 10 hours to Arkansas just southwest of Little Rock. My first thanksgiving experience was as to be expected from watching movies and TV. Lots of food and family talking and eating. I got to experience some nice southern food and always had a full stomach for the few days we were there. On the Friday we went out saw Hot Springs, famous for its water, the Arlington Hotel (an Al Capone fav) and the old bathhouses. Saturday was the drive home. We took a different way home and went south just to say we went through Louisiana. We were going to stop half way, somewhere in Texas, but ended up driving on making it home late that night.

That is about it for what has happened. Over all my US experience has been pretty good. Its surreal driving on the Interstate, staying in a Motel, going into Wal Mart and seeing all those drive in places (fast food, pharmacy and bank just to name a few) it's just like being in a Movie or on TV.

As for plans for the next couple weeks. We should be heading south to the coast and checking out the space center near Houston. There is also the thought of jumping into Mexico for a couple hours but who knows.

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12 November 06 - 02:35Arrived in Texas

Well I arrived here in Texas last night. All went very well with the flights and the US border patrol in Atlanta. I even managed to change to an earlier flight from Atlanta to Austin. I did not have to wait 4.5hrs in the Atlanta airport because luckily the 6:45pm flight to austin was delayed which meant I could scrap a seat on it :) was very lucky.

Elaina was waiting at the airport and all is good. I am running on a strange timezone thing at the moment though. Tired. Very Tired. Oh well. :)

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09 November 06 - 13:51Heading for Texas

Today I leave Tampere and catch a flight to London. Tomorrow yet another flight to Austin, Texas.

Im headed there for a month will be spending the time with Elaina. 

I never expected to be headed to the US and never thought I would. So much for a european trip.

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