In 1978 myself and my best mate, Ian, went to America for four weeks, staying in New York for a few days before getting a two week Greyhound pass and travelling across the US to eventually arrive just outside San Francisco to stay with my Mum’s relations for a week.

This is being written in 2020, so may have forgotten the exact route. Flying on a DC10 with Laker Airlines and landed at New York, where we stayed for a few days. We then travelled to Buffalo (Niagara Falls), Detroit, Cincinnati, Nashville, St Louis, Kansas, Denver, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, San Diego. To arrive at Newcastle, just outside Sacramento and stay with relations, with trips to Lake Tahoe, San Francisco and Disney Land.