Comments: London!


First off, London is incredible! Go! Enjoy! Just don't go in November, when the sun is wholly set by tea time. The pubs and cathedrals ALONE are worth the trip. Plus, the whole "bad teeth" gripe really doesn't apply there, now does it?

Second, I WILL be joining you on your cross country jaunt in 2006. However, the Canada cross country thing merits reconsideration. Despite the obvious joys of places like Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, we might be better served in the US, in Glacier National Park, MT or the International Peace Gardens in ND (Kidding of course on the second one).....

Thirdly, if a tire iron fight should erupt, it will more likely be in the 104 degree swamps of Bogue Chitto, Mississippi, not Flin Flon.

Posted by simon from jersey at May 13, 2004 11:15 AM

Wait a minute. Swamps? You and I are going to a place with swamps? Shouldn't we just declare that right out while we still can?

Posted by Benjamin Kepple at May 14, 2004 08:58 AM


Allow me the tiebreak on this one. You simply haven't seen the US until you've driven the Natchez Trace through Mississippi. It's one of the most scenic and beautiful parts of this country. You want to see the South? I may be biased, but Birmingham is the prettiest. Outside of that, Mississippi is essential. ESSENTIAL.

Anyway, its convenient. You drive down 81, then 20/59 to Birmingham. From there, you keep on your Southwestern trajectory through Mississippi, eventually hitting I-10 in Louisiana. Next stop, TEXAS! Plus, we won't have to worry about pesky cicadas, just Evangelists!

If you really must see Flin Flon, I'll play ball. But it's not everything you've read it to be.....

Posted by simon from jersey at May 14, 2004 10:18 AM


I spent three months in London from Nov. '02 to the end of Jan. '03. I'll be glad to brief you before your trip.


Posted by Brian Linse at May 14, 2004 07:00 PM

1) Swamps are cool.
2) I think another drawback of the evil small cars would be their size as compared to yours. Now, I'm pretty tall, but you're taller than me still. So there's that.

Posted by Geoff Brown at May 16, 2004 09:43 PM