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The Monument Valley – In the land if the Indians 

The Monument Valley, well known from several movies, was the next stop on our journey. Around noon we arrived there and drove towards the red colossuses that rose out of the desert landscape. First, we didn’t plan to drive into the valley, as it was land owned by Indians and…

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Colorado River – From the Grand Canyon to the Lake Powell

Alright, now I have something to read again and not only a slideshow. Those are also only one and a half days that I’m describing here, but we just experience so much in such a short time. As I needed another oil change yet we settled that one out in…

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Sedona – Fun at the Oak Creek

Attention, attention! Here follows a compilation of photos of kitsch in Sedona, contagious fun at the Slide Rock State Park and calm relaxation at the campfire on the Manzanita Campground. The less stressful day was very relieving to us on our packed road trip schedule.          …

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Sonoran Desert – the land of the Saguaros

Next stop, next desert. After we granted ourselves a great Mexican Dinner on our arrival day and spent the night in our air-conditioned hotel, we made our way to the Saguaro National Park. That one is the home of the biggest Saguaro Cacti of the Sonoran Desert, which extends over…

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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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