Oliver is…

He that hath a beard is more than a youth, and he that hath no beard is less than a man

…done with Chicago

From San Diego I took my first flight for a while, going from bottom left to the top right corner of America into Chicago.

chicago-skyline
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…done with San Diego

After Las Vegas I returned to LA for a few more days, stayed in my first proper motel and ate nothing but sandwiches and microwavable meals. I then boarded a bus to get to San Diego, a place I didn’t particularly fancy going, but went nonetheless, and — here’s a spoiler — it was my favourite American city of the trip.

san-diego-marina
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…done with canyoning

There’s not much about America that screams ‘come and see me’ but the one thing I was eagerly looking forward to visiting, and not because it was utterly ridiculous like Vegas, was the Grand Canyon. I guess one day I’d like to go to Yellowstone, hopefully that’s better than Yosemite or it’d be a wasted trip back over.

grand-canyon
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…telling all the secrets of Vegas

Out of all the places I’ve ever been, none has given such a clear cut decision that I’ll never go back. It’s not that I’m not glad to have visited Las Vegas, but seeing the monstrosity in all its glory once is enough for me.
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