Not long to go now until our next overseas trip - this time to the east coast of the USA. First to Memphis to board the paddle steamer "The American Queen" for a week on the Mississippi, cruising down to New Orleans (with plenty of side excursions on the way). A few days in N.O. hopefully to listen to some great jazz, then by train in stages to New York with stops for a few days each in Atlanta and Charlottesville. In N.Y. we'll join up with an Australian group for a guided tour called "The American Story" - lots of visits to historic places. All up, about 6 weeks. I just can't wait. The laptop will be coming, too, so our thoughts and experiences will be recorded in the blog. Hope you enjoy it.