Holiday Inn Superdome Downtown - Tribute to the Birthplace of Jazz

Holiday Inn ‘Downtown Superdome’ New Orleans – Tribute To The Birth Of Jazz.

New Orleans may be playing host to this week’s Zurich Classic of New Orleans and another tournament in the make-up of the FedEx Cup but this Louisiana city it’s one of the most vibrant stops on the PGA Tour. It is why around 75% of this week’s competitors are residing in the city rather than the some 20-minute drive to the west bank of the Mississippi River and in the vicinity of the TPC Avondale course. And after last week taking ‘The Chevy to …. Hilton Head’ ...
All packed and ready to leave Augusta, GA.

‘Drove My The Chevy To The ….. Well, Hilton Head’.

The urge to return to Hilton Head along with the use of a gleaming black Chevy Camaro was a strong combination in driving from the Masters to this week’s RBC Heritage Classic. So after a long and exhaustive week reporting on the Masters, it was sheer joy to pack this new version of an American motoring icon and take the drive south-east from Augusta, Georgia, all the way along Route 278 to Hilton Head here in South Carolina. The Chevy Camaro had been in use at Augusta just for short drives ...

Tour Miss In Chevy Camaro Augusta National Drive By – Video.

Tour Miss looked great behind the wheel of a 2013 black Chevy Camaro as she drove by Augusta National Golf Club and venue for this week’s Masters. There’s been some fun at this year’s Masters with a number of close colleagues being given ‘muscle car’ rentals. Karl MacGinty (Irish Independent) is getting about in a mean-looking red Mustang and Neil Squires (Express newspaper) boasts he’s driving a Dodge Charger. However check out the video of Tour Miss.

Lighting Show 22,000 Feet Over Houston, Texas

No sooner had we left Houston and bound for Augusta on Sunday night and there was a huge lighting show at 22,000 feet and just to the east of the greater Houston area. Check out the video below:-
A van full of Shiner bock.

Shiners Brewery – Sampling A Taste Of Texas.

Our our visit from San Antonio to Houston we stopped a number of locations simply to ‘break the trip’. Another of those was the Shiner or Spoetzl Brewery in Shiner, Texas. I spent time looking at a video package of the history of the brewery along with inspecting the visitor’s center and best part of all, getting to sample a few of the various Shiner Beers including the company’s leading seller – Shiner Bock. The brewery was founded in 1909, and is the oldest independent ...
Ford circa 1950s F-100 in Texas Lone State colours

US Motoring Icons – 1950s Chevrolet & Ford Trucks Rusting In Texas Backyards.

On the drive east earlier this week from San Antonio ┬áto Houston we deviated off the I-10 and onto Texas State Highway 90. The drive was very Texas passing through one town after another on the 150-mile drive to America’s fourth largest city. However what caught me eye was a handful of rusting American icon cars circa 1950s. As you can see from the photographs below there was a Chevrolet and Ford F-100 and a few other cars just lying idle but then hoping one day someone may come along and ...

Buc-Ees Visit … Un-Beaver-Able!

The drive from San Antonio to Houston was enhanced when we decided to deviate off I-10 and take one of the ‘backroads’ to Houston and this week’s Shell Houston Open. No sooner do your leave San Antonio and your eyes are drawn to a series of billboards promoting Buc-ees. Buc-ees is a chain of facilities incorporating shops, gas station and boasting the world’s cleanest bathrooms. Among the goods you can purchase is Buc-ees golf balls and Buc-ees head cover – a must for ...