Stephen! I LOVE the series on the US that is on presently. Have you thought about visiting the Great White North as well? Longer distance, less provinces but quite pretty scenary.
I'm not that used to forums and notice there is a MD site as well, but I wanted to say how much I enjoyed your "Secret Life" series, especially now that I am trying to be as supportive as possible to a friend who has been diagnosed. Also really enjoyed your "Who do you think you are' as well.
Ok, it's 9:38 in the 'land down under' and tomorrow is work....yech! Look forward to your musings on life etc. and hope you do consider doing a trip to Canada