These articles are all about the escorted tour of the southern states of America that I did in 2012 with my Uncle Dave. It is about the places we stayed, the things we did & the places we visited. After we finished the escorted tour we flew to New York & spent a few days there before returning to England. Many of these articles will also include photographs of the places we went to. 

Alan Morris, Long Beach, California.

Los Angeles.

Los Angeles was our first stop on our tour of the Southern States of America in 2012. I took my Uncle Dave with me, this would be his first visit to the majority of places we would go. We spent a few nights in the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles.

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Mission San Juan Capistrano.

Mission San Juan Capistrano.

I went again here on my tour of the Southern States of America with my Uncle Dave in 2012.. It is one of my favourite missions & is well worth a visit if you are ever in Orange County, California.

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San Diego Zoo.

I went to the San Diego Zoo many years ago but was going back again with my Uncle Dave as part of our tour of the Southern States of America in 2012. We only had a few hours here but that was enough time.

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Dave & Alan Morris at Arizona, Senora Desert Museum

Arizona, Senora Desert Museum.

The Arizona Senora Desert Museum opened for the first time in 1952 & has since developed in to the combination of a zoo, botanical garden, natural history museum & research institute.

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Alan Morris in Time Square, New York.

Exploring New York.

When I booked my Southern States trip I added an extra few days on to the tour to spend a few days looking around New York before flying home. I have not always enjoyed the time I spent in New York but I did enjoy my trip there this time. I saw a lot more of New York & it has made me want to visit again in the future.

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Alan Morris in front of the Mission San Xavier del Bac.

Mission San Xavier del Bac

I visited the Mission San Xavier del Bac near Tucson in 2012 as part of an escorted coach trip. It was a very interesting building & well worth a visit if you are in the Tucson, Arizona area.

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Alan Morris outside a cell at Yuma prison.

Yuma Territorial Prison.

I went to the Yuma Territorial Prison in 2012. I thought it was very interesting & it made me think about what people used to be locked up for & what people get away with these days.

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OK Corral.

Tombstone, Arizona.

As part of this trip I went to Tombstone, Arizona where I visited Boothill Graveyard & the OK Corral. Looking around the graveyard was very interesting & some of the gravestones & monuments had very funny engravings on them.

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Alan Morris in the Carlsbad Caverns.

Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico.

I went to the Carlsbad Caverns as part of the Southern States of America Tour I did with my Uncle Dave in 2012. We didnt have very long here but I did manage to get to the bottom of the main cave & back up.

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Dave & Alan Morris outside The Alamo.

The Alamo, San Antonio, Texas.

I went to the Alamo with my Uncle Dave whilst we were staying in San Antonio, Texas on our Southern States Tour in 2012. I thought it was a fantastic place & would have liked to have spent more time there. We had a guide who was telling us a story in the outside garden area. It was very informative but he told it in a humorous way that had us all in fits of laughter. I would love to visit again someday.

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Alligator in the Atchafalaya basin swamp.

Atchafalaya Basin.

As part of my 2012 Southern States Tour I took a boat tour of the Atchafalaya Basin. We toured around the swamp and saw hundreds of alligators, some of which our tour guide threw food to, getting them to come closer for our photos.

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Alan Morris next to an Apollo rocket.

Houston Space Center.

I went to the Houston Space Center as part of my Southern States tour in 2012. I had been to the Cape Kennedy Space Center in Florida many times but this was my first trip here. I think there is more to see at the Kennedy Space Center but I prefered seeing the command centre at Houston.

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Dave & Alan Morris in a bar on Galveston Island.

Galveston Island, Texas.

I went to Galveston in 2012 as part of my tour of the Southern States of America & stayed for a couple of nights at Galveston Island. It was one of my favourite places & I would like to visit it again one day.

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Alan Morris in New Orleans.

New Orleans.

In 2012 on my Southern States tour I spent a few nights in New Orleans, in the French Quarter on Royal Street. I had a look around a lot of New Orleans on different types of sight seeing trips, including a coach tour, a segway tour & just walking around with my Uncle Dave.

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Alan Morris swimming in the Atlantic.

Jekyll Island.

I spent one night at Jekyll Island on my tour of the Southern States of America in 2012. It was a beautiful place & if I ever win the lottery I may well buy a home there. The homes are all built on large plots of land & have beautiful lush green surroundings. The beach was beautiful & I enjoyed watching the deer playing in the sand dunes as I went for a sunrise swim in the Atlantic.

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Alan Morris, Olympic Park, Atlanta.

Atlanta, Georgia.

I went to Atlanta, Georgia as part of my Southern States tour in 2012. As well as looking at many of the large homes in Atlanta we also visited the CNN centre & the Martin Luther King Memorial visitor centre.

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Alan Morris at the White Sands visitor centre.

White Sands Monument.

In 2012 on my tour of the Southern States of America I went through New Mexico & visited the White Sands National Monument. The White Sands National Monument is in the northern Chihuahuan Desert. It is known for its dramatic landscape of rare white gypsum sand dunes.

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Steam boat on the Savannah river.

Savannah, Georgia.

I went to Savannah in 2012 as part of my tour of the Southern States of America, It was a really nice city & I hope to go back one day. I did a really good segway tour here & enjoyed seeing some of the places that appeared in the film Forest Gump.

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