Short of writing notes while watching it, my favourite parts this week have to be, firstly, the german cafe, lol. Oh the punishment of the stomach! I couldn't help but think, while they were discussing the diet of the people who lived there, that they seemed to have kept the traditions they liked: i.e. the food but not the work - the size of the portions there! Lol at the burger in batter. Just love Stephen's reaction to it all.
The landscapes are just amazing. The conversation with the guy (this isn't sounding very technical, is it?) about global warming and how fast such a beautiful mark of nature might slide away from us was just frightening. How white everything seemed to be, the clouds in the sky and their reflections in the water, next to the mountains...Beautiful, but it is frightening how much damage we are doing to it. I guess 'each man kills the thing he loves'.
What a bargain for that man living in the missile camp - lol - but who in their right mind would want to live there? Harrowing to think about that place means, what it could have meant to the world. But spooky, I watched it in absolute horro r (even the fabled 'destruct' switch...just horrific). And lol, at the hippy music. I was watching it with my parents and as the description went on and Stephen said he had a wife, my dad said 'a wife? Seemed more like the person to be living with a giant squirrel'. Lol.
Oooh! And I nearly forgot! The Trucker's shop!! I fell about the floor laughing my head off, that was simply classic! Aah dear. X-D X-D
It seems so serene to be travelling around though (more Stephen's style than trucker...yeah, you may have no one to nag you, but then there's no one to love you either), passing by such beautiful scenery...I forget, sometimes, how much of America is beautiful, untamed wilderness.
Oh and Fryphile, I thought of you when there was a shot of Mr Fry in that lovely hat - you would make my week, nay, my month (call it a christmas present!!) if you could present us with a cap :D:D:D. I think that was truly what Mr Fry was talking about when he mentioned his American brother 'Steve'.
I'm sure I've missed a whole bunch of priceless stuff, you guys always remind me of stuff I've forgotten, but I know that this was a simply brilliant episode!! It had a great balance of city and nature, capturing the real essence of America (don't know if I can say that not being American, but it seems to present it well to me).
Lovely, thank you Mr Fry and team :D.