The Best of Our HiJenx Journey / And the Winner is…

The best beach of the journey was easily Panama City Beach, Florida:

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The best sunset was in Albuquerque, New Mexico:2015-09-18 19.12.06 The best drive of the trip is a three way tie between driving down the Florida Keys:
2015-08-19 13.41.47Driving down Florida’s Atlantic Coast from Jacksonville to Ormond Beach:
2015-08-17 12.04.52 And driving from Socorro, New Mexico to Mesa, Arizona:

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The best animal encounter in nature goes to our alligator friend at a rest stop in the Everglades:
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The best plant encounter in nature goes to the Saguaro cactuses of Mesa, Arizona:

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The best meal of the trip is a tie between Central BBQ in Memphis, Tennessee:

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And Taqueria Los Angeles in Plano, Texas:2015-09-13 14.57.12

The best burger of the journey was quite early on in the tiny town of Pringle, South Dakota:wpid-wp-1446610687664.jpg

The best takeout of the trip was China Inn in Warwick, Rhode Island. It was so good, we went twice:

The best dessert of the trip was in Portland, Oregon at Voodoo Doughnuts:

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The best museum display was easily the Lego display in Philadelphia:

The best science fiction experience was in Riverside, Iowa:

The best science fact experience is a three way tie between the super moon eclipse in Scottsdale, Arizona:

wpid-20150927_192413.jpg The Very Large Array near Socorro, New Mexico:2015-09-20 09.41.14-2And getting to see the sun in a telescope in Albuquerque, New Mexico:
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The best snow experience was early on in our trip in the Colorado Rockies:


The best tree experience goes to the California redwoods:

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The best odd and unexpected experience had to be the sculpture park in South Dakota with its eccentric artist:

wpid-wp-1446609495705.jpgThe best unexpectedly beautiful town goes to Twin Falls, Idaho:

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The best hotel or motel of the trip goes to the Candlewood Suites in Bismark, North Dakota:


The best hotel chain goes to Best Western. They are easily the best value for money in terms of comfort and cleanliness. Obviously, always read reviews, but we liked more Best Westerns than any other hotel chain we stayed at.

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Best Western Roswell, NM

The best small town was the very friendly Tonganoxie, Kansas:wpid-wp-1446609897965.jpg

The best metropolitan area was Phoenix, Arizona:

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As you may have guessed from previous posts and the last category on this one, we have been looking for work in Arizona. Chris has succeeded and after our Christmas trip to the UK, we will be moving to Phoenix, Arizona. 🙂

Here’s a short video:

One thought on “The Best of Our HiJenx Journey / And the Winner is…

  1. Scott

    Congratulations guys! Very excited for you. I’m sure you will really enjoy living in Phoenix. Well done. You two should write a book about your adventure. Congrats again and Merry Christmas!

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