The Joshua Tree National Park- The desert along the San Andreas Vault

Once more we arrived in the desert, which dominates large amounts of our road trip. The Joshua Tree National Park belongs to the Mojave Desert, that covers large areas of California. It is famous, who would have thought it,  for the Joshua Trees in the park. But next to the…

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Southern California – of Surfers and Sea Lions

Of course, we had to spend some time on the Pacific Coast, so my parents and Caro would experience it, too. From Las Vegas, we, therefore, made our way to Carlsbad south of Los Angeles. There, we accommodated ourselves on a very nice Campground directly next to the Ocean. With…

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Welcome to … fabulous Las Vegas!

It’s obvious that I have to leave some comments about the gambling hell Las Vegas. The plastic town in the desert that lets you forget about time and all the problems in the world pretty fast. The Strip runs once through the city like the promised land while two streets…

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The drive through the Valley of Fire

On the way back to Las Vegas we took a detour through the Valley of Fire during the day. The whole thing was only a State Park, so we didn’t really know what to expect. But as almost every the nature of North America dazzled us with its beauty. and…

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The Bryce Canyon – Family Reunion

Finally, finally, I met my parents again. By the time I really started to miss my family and I was glad to now see them other than just over FaceTime on the Internet. And in addition to that at such a great place. The Bryce Canyon is really a magnificent…

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The Zion National Park- finally as a pair again

Finally, the day has come that I picked up my girlfriend Caro at the Airport in Las Vegas. We didn’t stay there but drove on directly towards Utah, as we wanted to visit the Zion National Park, before, on the next day, we would meet my parents at the Bryce…

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The Death Valley – 45 degrees Celsius and … rain!

The famous, notorious Death Valley was more or less on my way from Los Angeles to Las Vegas and mustn’t be missing on my road trip. In the morning I already woke up in the dry shrub landscape that covers large areas of California. And before I even entered the…

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Santa Barbara, Malibu Beach, LA – glitter and glamour

As I was so close to it, I simply had to visit the famous places around Los Angeles. I have another one of my great slide shows to present you the place’s that I’ve been. That was the Sterns Wharf in Santa Barbara, Malibu, the gorgeous Venice, the well known…

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The Pinnacles National Park – a successful detour

As Highway 1 was closed at Big Sur, I had to fall back on Highway 101. There’s not much special along this one, except the Pinnacles National Park. I visited the park between 7:30 AM and 12 PM, after that the Californian sun just burned down too strong and I…

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The Highway 1 – Californias living coast

I experienced Californias coast as alive in two different ways. On the one hand, which was good, there was a lot of wildlife visible. On the other hand, it was Labor Day weekend and there were masses of tourists on the road. So I mostly was stuck in traffic jams,…

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