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Month: September 2015

Arches National Park

Landscape Arch
Landscape Arch, Arches National Park, Utah.

We leave Fruita Campground in Capitol Reef National Park after breakfast and continue our trip going to the northwest. It gets hotter and hotter and we pass beautiful spots which remind of old Western movies.

Zion National Park

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So our journey continues after the short stop at Las Vegas. From there we are heading north east towards Zion National Park in Utah. The first stop after the desert of Nevada is Hurricane, UT. At a big supermarket we find everything we need for the next days and weeks. After an hour or two our vehicle is loaded with enough proviant, fire wood and stuff so that we are ready to leave civilization again. The climate here is still hot but much more comfortable than in Vegas.

Las Vegas – Fear and Loathing

Hotel Monte Carlo
Las Vegas, Nevada.

We are somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert“. We drive hundreds of miles through savannah and desertland from Los Angeles and head to Las Vegas. The air conditioning is at the highest load and when you leave the car  you suddenly feel the brachial force of the desert… the air is full of heat and sand. You better don’t leave the car.

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Desert view on the way to Las Vegas, Nevada.

We are cruising straight forward on the freeway towards a hill at the horizon. Behind the hill we go straight on to the next hill. And out of the nothing this oasis is appearing surrounded by a big halo in the night skies.

Los Angeles

Los Angeles
Los Angeles, seen from the Mullholland Drive

This is the first part of my approach to write about our vacation we had in 2015. Since we came back from our first journey to the U.S. in 2013 it was clear that we will come back soon, because we felt in love with this country, its people and the nature.

Our family in Los Angeles gives us a warm, heartily welcome when we arrive from Germany. So this is a magnificent start of the vacation. On the next day we have good luck at the car rental, because we booked a car at the lowest rate and “unfortunately” they only have got a Ford Mustang for us. What a pity! :-D

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Pony class – Mustang