Nadia wanted to spend some time with her parents in Houston, and we agreed to enrol the kids in a local school for a term.
To get there we took a passage from Europe on the Queen Mary 2, and my first few days were in New York - that most atypical of American cities - getting myself organised for my first road trip.
And the next job was to look for America.
If you click on a picture you can enlarge it and scroll through a context-sensitive gallery of pictures. A full gallery is here You can scroll through galleries by clicking on the left or right of a picture displayed in a lightbox, or you can use a mousewheel.
Let me know of any problems navigating the site and I will investigate.
How much do you know about the USA? Answers are all on this site.
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