We finally got round to making plans for where we want to go while we’re in the US, or rather we got round to ripping them up.
Our original intention was to hire a car and drive over to Los Angeles to take in some sights there before heading south along the coast road to San Diego where the big attraction was the zoo.
But as we discussed it last night and pored over the maps, it began to look less appealing. The main problem was that we would be effectively driving into a blind alley with a long drive and not much to see on the way back to Vegas.
So we started looking in other directions and have decided to head northeast to Utah instead and Bryce Canyon National Park.
So in an instant, we’ve put the bright lights of the city behind us and set a course for the wide-open spaces of the American west which put me in mind of the song Don’t Fence Me In.
I could have given you the versions by Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters, Roy Rogers and Trigger, Ella Fitzgerald or Willie Nelson, but I much prefer this one by David Byrne.