I hadn't heard from lloyd for a while but I presumed he was still alive because money was coming out of his bank account at the right places. Unless someone had stolen his credit card and then decided to follow his itinerary.
So after a little flamenco dancing in seville (nice shot Lloyd)
It was off to the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Brussels for three days.
He met a group of australians on the hill and discovered that both his teams, the crows and the knights, were out of the footy finals.
Then it was time to head off to the U.S.A. First stop was Washington DC. He tells me that the women at the Dulles help desk are very helpful indeed. They spent about half an hour with him with maps explaining where he wanted to go. Then a day trip on the greyhound bus and a few days in Boston. Here he tells me he found the greatest food hall in the world and they have everything you could feel like. It's called Quincy Market. And I gather he ate a lot of pizza and nachos there.
An overnight greyhound bus took him to Buffalo then from there it was on to Niagra Falls. He did the Maid of the Mist ride and said he enjoyed it.
Then it was off to the ballgame. He went and watched the Boston Red Sox play the Toronto Blue Jays. He'd already been to a game somewhere – Boston it must have been, Fenway Park.
A couple of nights in Montreal and it was off to Austin Texas for the three day Austin City Limits Music Festival. He said the music was great and his top five bands were The Foo Fighters, N.E.R.D, Beck, Okkervil River and John Fogerty. He said – John Fogerty was really cool but nothing beat The Foos though, they were like nothing I've ever seen before. Wolfmother were the best I'd seen before but not now.
He met a nice taxi driver who was very interested in Australia and asked me some interesting questions about the economy that I didn't quite know how to answer.
He tells me if he lived in America he would end up huge. He found a pizza place where you could eat all you want for $7.30 including a drink. He said he ate non stop for fifty minutes. He also said he found a breakfast place where they serve waffles, bagels and these things called honey cakes (which I checked the nutritional value on the packet and one contains 35% of your daily fat allowance). Despite that I had two.
He also sent me this photo
Followed by this one.
And about now he should have finished another leg on the greyhound system and be somewhere in San Antonio. I don't even know where that is, will have to google it.