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  • Day68

    Olympic National Park

    November 10 in the United States

    Bei bestem Herbstwetter sind wir im Olympic National Park, ganz im Nordwesten der USA, zu verschiedenen Stränden gewandert. Am "Ruby Beach" haben wir einen wunderbaren Sonnenuntergang genießen dürfen. Leider ist hier der Sonnenuntergang, seid der Zeitumstellung, schon um ca 16:30 und eine Stunde später ist es komplett dunkel. Daran müssen wir uns erst einmal gewöhnen.

  • Day66

    Seattle USA

    November 8 in the United States

    Seit gestern ist nun Mara aus Bremen für die nächsten drei Wochen mit dabei. Wir haben Sie in Vancouver getroffen und sofort gemerkt, das passt.
    Nach einem Nervenaufreibenden Grenzübertritt in die USA, der ca 2,5 Stunden und unzählige fragen mit einem eher nicht so freundlichen Grenzbeamten mit sich brachte, haben wir heute Seattle unsicher gemacht. Die Stadt ist echt einen Tagesausflug wert.

  • Day71

    Süd Oregon und Kalifornien

    November 13 in the United States

    Nun sind wir ja schon ein paar Tage in den USA unterwegs und es hat sich herausgestellt das die USA'ler auch alle sehr nett sind (bis auf unseren Grenzbeamten Herrn Famosa und eine Tankstellenbetreiberin).

    Hier an der Küste von Oregon haben wir wieder super schöne Sonnenuntergänge gesehen.
    Die Gigantischen Redwoods sind auch mal eine Fahrt und Wanderung durch den Wald wert. Leider kommt die größe auf den Bildern nicht so richtig zur Geltung.

    Wie ihr in Deutschland ja auch mitbekommen habt gibt es in Kalifornien zur Zeit mehrere tragische Brände. Wir sind auch schon durch verrauchte Gebiete gekommen aber im Norden von Kalifornien geht es noch einigermaßen. Unsere vorhergesehene Reiseroute bis runter nach San Diego haben wir schon über Bord geworfen. Vorerst geht es nur bis San Francisco und von da aus Richtung Osten, in verschiedene Nationalparks.
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  • Day38

    The end

    September 30 in the United States

    After 9000 miles and 35 days our trip has come to an end. The Aussies flag on our bikes has lost a few stars.
    It's been a great once in a life time trip and we didn't manage to kill each other even though we had easy access to guns haha.
    The Yamaha FJR 1300 bikes were great for the trip and performed great on all the windy roads we travelled.
    Added a last photo of us in civies

  • Day7

    Last Entry from San Diego

    August 29 in the United States

    This will be the last posting from La Jolla. It is Wednesday afternoon, and tomorrow morning we are picked up at 7.30 am (by the famous Andrew) to be driven to Solana Beach station, to get the train to Los Angeles, then the bus to LAX and our flight to Madrid!!! We have already got emails from Lufthansa to check in on line, so it is becoming a reality!

    I last wrote on Monday after our amazing dinner on Sunday evening. Tuesday - yesterday - after the morning walking etc, we had a very nice lunch with Anita and Brian, who took us to a restaurant at Del Mar, lovely coastal town between here and Solana Beach. Had light and delicious crab cakes, as last night we went again out for a great dinner with Michael and Lisi - at Bistro du Marché in La Jolla - yum French food. So nice. Kids did not come as homework time was needed - this term Cami does tennis 4 afternoons - so that is late for starting homework, of which there seems to be a lot. So we had another really good time with M and L...this has been a very good week for us all getting together in a relaxed state - or relaxed for us - Michael has work things, and Lisi does her usual chauffeuring of Cami and James, but this is their normal life.

    So this morning after kid drop off at school, Lisi took Nico to his groomers and the car to the car place to see about the nail in the tire, and Amr went for his usual walk and swim. I had earlier walked Nico (our last walk - Nico is very fond of his granny!), then walked down to the village in time to meet Amr, Lisi and Peter Farrell who had flown in from Houston for a dinner tonight! He goes back tomorrow.....anyway, the 4 of us had a great Mexican lunch and a nice chat.

    Then Amr and I went to see another movie!! This time Operation Finale - about the capture of Eichmann in Argentina- very well done, with Ben Kingsley...excellent...then we walked up back home in the hot sun..good walking practice....and now cooling off, doing our last proper wash of all our clothes. The weather app is frightening me with predicted temperatures in Madrid and Pamplona of over 30° for the next week or so...but when I think of it, the main heat is in the later afternoon when we have finished walking, and the mornings when we start are much more moderate. It is probably not unlike last time we did it, as it is almost exactly the same dates, but then we just didn’t look the weather up on the iPad! So here’s hoping. Next post will be from Madrid!
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  • Day2

    First Full Day

    August 24 in the United States

    After having rolling eyes and fighting sleep all day yesterday, went to bed around 10 pm. Lisi had prepared dinner the day before which was lovely, Michael was still at the meeting, Cami and James had appeared but were deep into homework etc...I actually had a good sleep, didn’t even wake when apparently a smoke alarm upstairs in Cami’s old bedroom went off with great noise....Amr went up and saved the day by pressing the off button with James’ toothbrush (only way he could reach up to it!) but thank god I was oblivious...

    Kids had left for school by the time I got up, and Amr was having coffee and breakfast. He hurt his wrist yesterday slipping on some deceptively slimy road...has bought a wrist brace at the pharmacy to immobilise it...luckily not his stick -holding hand, nor his walking legs! So soon Amr left to have his haircut, which was successful this time, and had his annual chat with him. Lisi had to do some meeting at the school, so all peaceful. Then they all returned, and Michael too!! Finally we see him! His work was finished and he had the afternoon to be with us...excellent, so we all 4 went down to a favourite watering hole and had a drink, mini meal (we’d already had a sandwich for lunch) and a lovely relaxing proper catch up. Now back and kids about to arrive. M and L out tonight - already had tickets from long ago for Phantom, and our friends, their neighbours, Anita and Brian are coming over for dinner and games. All good.
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  • Day5

    Paulina, Oregon

    August 28 in the United States

    Great little town, stopped for a cold water, ended up having a light beer with the store manager Chiara and couple other locals and Chiara showed us her guns
    What a great day with wonderful windy roads with steep decents

  • Day1

    Settling into La Jolla

    August 23 in the United States

    Thank you people for answering my email link and sending messages! I wasn’t sure that I would write again just yet, but am inspired to communicate, even though feeling quite jet lagged for once. The problem was that the flight left early morning Sydney time, so we flew all day and landed at LAX at 11.30 pm Sydney time, but 6.30 am California time...so we really didn’t get a proper sleep on the plane, but are a bit wiped out now...we’ll cope. Also, I have to put in one funny (now) thing...I think it’s funny, but it was frustrating then, and Amr probably doesn’t think it’s funny at all...but when we checked into the flight yesterday Amr had a problem (he’d had the problem trying to checkin online too)...but it turned out that his ESTA visa waiver had expired...he hadn’t checked, and was SURE it was still valid....so it can be done at the airport thank goodness, and all was well...just a hassle! Just so glad it wasn’t me that was the flake!

    Anyway, here we are. We got the bus from airport to Union Station, and got an Amtrak train down to Solana Beach where Lisi picks us up, but poor thing she was delayed by an accident on the I-5 ....caused total stoppage of the freeway....at first we thought it was a Panamanian time situation, but no....a real situation! Happy that Nico their sweet but fiercely noisy and protective dog has again remembered us, sniffed and was totally docile on our arrival, and is now sitting beside me on a chair just like the old days.

    So we have unpacked a bit, Lisi had to rush to the school for some event, and will reappear with James at about 3.30, Cami will be at tennis till later, Michael is in Carlsbad till tomorrow for a sales meeting week, and Amr has gone for a walk down to the town to have a haircut at his favourite Vietnamese barber here, and to have a swim!! I think that is very heroic...I am happy just keeping awake and sitting writing this with Nico.

    This is a very mundane entry, and may not write every day while here, but you never know....but just recording our arrival. While at the station we bought the return tickets back to LA for next Thursday when we fly out to Madrid!! Will take a photo of Nico as he looks very cute and clean and groomed (Wednesday is his day!), but no one else here to take photos of. This will come.
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  • Day2

    Portland night 2

    August 25 in the United States

    Kev couldn't find his glasses that were hanging off his shirt.
    Photo of craft brewery we were at.
    Kev ordered this dark beer that tasted like crap
    Craft Beer was something we struggled with for the entire trip
    More on this later

  • Day4

    Saturday in La Jolla

    August 26 in the United States

    It’s now Sunday morning, but will write up Saturday - we had a very good day. This household wakes at about noon on weekends, but of course Amr and I woke earlier, and set off at about 9 for our walks...he down to the pool at the high school where he has a swim, and I headed up for my usual walk to Mt Soledad. Very glad we went early as already it was hot and humid - had forgotten how humid La Jolla can be....then on arrival back, everyone had emerged, and I took Nico for his morning walk - our tradition!

    So we all relaxed quietly for a while. The day plans were a party at the Beach Club for the son of friends who was leaving to go to boarding school. We were invited, as we knew them and in fact we visited with them in Sydney and took them to Tapa Vino! It turned out that Moo and Lisi couldn’t go as they had double booked accidentally and were committed to a special fundraising event, but we went with Cami and James and had a great rime.

    Lisi had to go to the mall to get a present for the party that afternoon, so Cami and Amr took up the mall opportunity and Michael and I stayed home and had a good bonding session....M and L dropped us at the Beach Club on the way to their event, and collected us after...worked well. The party was actually lots of fun...we knew quite a few people, and it wasn’t huge - probably about 20 or less adults, and the kids (mostly teenagers now)....and the beach is always a beautiful spot for a party. Amr only got one photo of James before it got too dark, and when we got home at about 11, he and Michael had a bonding cigar and i caught that moment. Soon I will get some more family photos....
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