This is my story of my third trip to the USA in 2016 . The Trip started in Orlando Florida and finished do to unforeseen circumstances in San Francisco, California . I hope you like the photos I captured along the way on my journey.
Its September the 17th 2016 and my flights going from London/Gatwick airport . Firstly I have to get their on the airport service on National Express ,down to London. The flights going to be about eight hours direct to Orlando in Florida . Ive got three cases because I payed to take an extra case with me on the aircraft . The flight was on British Airways . The next two photos show me at the airport and also the aircraft and departure board.
.As in 2013 I stayed at The Rosen Inn on International Drive ,and this was a trip down memory lain because I took mother their before she died this last April. The guy in the photo is Miguel ,he is the manager of that particular Rosen Inn. As you can see he was more than pleased to see me again after three years . We had quiet a catch up in his office .
This is a video I made that shows one end of International drive and this is one of the photos from that video. International drive is the main tourist road in Orlando and is probably about 2-3 miles long and has shopping outlets one end and hotels in the middle part with lots of steak houses and the end on the video finishes up at Sea World ,and that's wear I got off the I Ride trolly and caught the Links no 50 bus to Disney World.
Disneys Magic Kingdom is probably the greatest theme park in existence today and despite their being other Disney Worlds in California and in Europe at Euro Disney in France the one in Orlando is still the best one . This next You Tube video is made up of just some of the photos I took while doing my 5 visets their over two weeks .
One of the other places I visited while in Orlando was Universal studios . Universal have based this on the film industry , because that's how they made it in the first place . Over the two weeks I was in Orlando I made 5 visets to Universal and below is a selection of my photos from their.
One of the other things I did while in Orlando ,was to travel to Clearwater Beach in Tampa Bay ,Florida with its beautiful white sands and pier and while their I took a deep sea fishing trip in the Gulf of Mexico . The next set of photos show this trip.
This was my schedule of the three weeks I spent in the USA.
On Sunday the 18th of September I made my first of my visits to Universal Studios in Orlando . This was a return viset for me because I had been their in 2013 when I took mother in a wheel chair .i
The problem is when you have been some wear previously ,you have pretty much seen what their is their to see unless something new comes out and they want to make a feature of it . The photo above is myself standing in front of the Universal Globe.
On Monday the 19th I went to Tampa Bay and the wonderful Clearwater beach . The sand is white their and spotlessly clean ,because they have a tractor pulling a sweeper running back and forth up and down the beach . Again the photo above shows Clearwater beach .
On the 20th I was back at Universal Studios and I also decided to viset it at night when it was all lit up ,and to get their and do this I took the Superstar Shuttle that went their from my hotel a couple of times each night with the last run back being at 12 pm . The following photos show me on a surf board that night .
The 21st of September saw me back again at Universal Studios ,but on the 22nd I went on a trip to CoCoa Beach ,wear I got chatting to various members of the coach party and did sit with two of them at a table on the pier telling them all about Transsexuality and what it was all about . Ive to admit 20 years ago I would have done that but frankly this couple was genuinely interested ,and my little lecture lasted about 45 mins . I t was a wonderful day and I took my rod and line and cast it out on the end of the pier their for a few hours before I hit the restaurant to have a fish and chip meal . I did a stupid think though ,walked off and left my hat ,but fortunately the waitress chased after me and gave it me back . That hat has a history ,I was given it as a gift by admirer 10 years ago who lived in Wisconcin ,the persons name was Memphis Bell Lynn .
I only did one more trip to Universal on this trip on the 23rd of September then moved on to Disneys Magic Kingdom and Epcot .
On September the 24 th I visited Epcot ,again this was a place I had visited previously on several occasions ,the first time being in 2010 on that epic trip.
The following photo is the sign for Disney Land ,and the Magic Kingdom. You need to go to the transportation area their to get the monorail to Epcot.
Epcot I think is more for grownups ,and the thing I enjoy the most is looking round the themed countries right round the massive lake . Its funny really because for my 61st birthday I threw a party and dressed up as Alice In Wonderland ,and who should I bump into at Epcot ,only Disneys version of Alice . The following photos show me and Alice in the English part round the lake
Well I had now hit the 25th of September and decided to visit the Magic Kingdom at night so I could see the firework display at the fairy tail castle ,and also see the amazing Electrical Parade .
Its very difucult to stand their holding a video camera for over 15 mins without starting to shake it about ,but this next video shows the video I shot that night of the Electrical Parade.