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  • Day14

    Day 14 - Route 66 into California

    September 24, 2021 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    After our spontaneous Route 66 Motel stay in Seligman we felt refreshed and ready to explore this part of 'America's Mother Road'. Brekky was had at the quintessential Roadrunner Cafe, which was also filled with Route 66 emblazoned knick knacks. We were happy to drive out (after blasting 'Life is a Highway' again and the rest of the 'Cars' soundtrack). We cruised Route 66, passing cactus trees, places where the road is often covered by flood waters during spring and many rundown old buildings. We detoured many times along the way, looking for Starbucks cups Cilla is collecting, getting coffee, taking photos... embracing the old/small town America.

    We decided to detour through Oatman, apparently the inspiration for many 'Cars' stories and characters. To get there we took the 'Arizona Sidewinder', a section of route 66 that snakes across steep cliffs, around cacti-studded hills and through dry valleys. It was a pretty speccy road. Not far from Oatman we slowly round a sharp corner and come face-to-bumper with 2 donkeys! Mama and baby have honed the art of begging and they nose their adorable faces right up to the car windows, snuffling expectantly. We find our last apple, take some pictures and enjoy the company of these unexpected furry friends for a good while before continuing.

    Oatman is to Route 66 what Las Vegas is to the US. Gaudy, touristy, packed and commercialised, but with a little more rustic 'charm' (if such words can be used together!) We enjoy slowly cruising down the tiny main street, with its higgledy-piggledy array of 'wild west' themed diners, souvenir stores and museums (oh, and regularly interspersed with donkeys being fed by eager, nervous tourists). Onwards we go.

    We are headed to California today, staying with old friends at their family's beach house. Cilla and I split the 5.5 hour drive, but she shoulders the LA traffic burden. We arrive in Ventura at the Robinson family beach house after supper but still they all came out to greet us. We received the grand tour, soaked in the smell and sounds of the ocean right next to the patio and immediately feel so welcomed and at home. We're looking forward to spending some fellowship and fun time together here for the next few days, GW!

    - Nomes
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    Julie Pitcher

    We’re the donkeys native to that area.? How lovely

    9/27/21Reply
    Cilla Tuckson

    yes they seemed to be! we asked a local who the donkeys belonged to and she replied: "The earth! but we all look out for them!"

    9/28/21Reply
    Darryl Pitcher

    Did you see Luigi's Tyres?🤣

    9/29/21Reply
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  • Day12

    Sitgreaves Pass/Zelten Montain RV Park

    April 19 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Und wieder war heute eine Bergetappe angesagt. Zuerst überquerten wir die Grenze nach Arizona, dann den Colorado River. Langsam aber stetig schlängelte sich die Strasse Richtung Oatman. Zum Glück war es bedeckt, so war es erträglicher hochzuradeln. In Oatman dann der Touristenhotspot. Eine kleine Westernstadt mit vielen zahmen Eseln. Conny sagt immer es seien meine Brüder. Nach einer Stärkung im Saloon begann der happige Teil der Steigung. Einige Goldschürffirmen lagen auf dem Weg. Genau in einer steilen Spitzkehre konnte Conny nicht mehr schalten. Nach einiger Zeit war das Problem gelöst. Eine freundliche Dame der Goldschürffirma brachte mir einen Eimer mit Wasser, Seife und Handtücher. Es gibt noch Engel.
    Nahe dem Einnachten fanden wir einen Platz um das Zelt aufzustellen. Dies bei heftigem Föhnsturm.
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    John Rebb

    Das geht ja zügig voran! Wir mussten unsere Route (wieder) umkehren und starten in Canada. Unser Bus kommt voraussichtlich am 3. Juni in Halifax an. Wo seid ihr dann?

    4/20/22Reply
    Roger und Conny Kolb

    Hoi John, freut mich von dir zu hören. wir müsste dann irgendwo vor st. louis sein. genau wissen wir es noch nicht. wohin schlägt es euch nachdem ihr in halifax angekommen seid. lieber gruss euch beiden, roger und conny

    4/20/22Reply
    John Rebb

    Wir haben uns noch nicht entschieden, aber bleiben in Kontakt ;) vielleicht sehen wir uns doch noch 😅

    4/21/22Reply
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  • Day163

    Roadtrip off to a Rocky Start

    May 28 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 34 °C

    We picked up another camper van to kick off our US roadtrip, this time one where we can stand up in! Unfortunately we are off to a rocky start, and not because we made it to the Mountains, James has tested positive for COVID. We made it to the first campsite just north of Joshua Tree National Park and after a rough night his symptoms got a little worse.

    The next day it was very warm in the desert, due to hit 40° so we ditched our plan to do a hike in the national park, cancelled our next nights campsites and headed to a hotel for some Aircon. We made it to a border town called Laughlin on the Colorado River, one side is Arizona, the other Nevada, one side is gaudy casinos, the other fast food and parking lots, classic America. The most striking thing about this bit of river is the amount of jet ski they are driving around! It is crazy!! We even saw on the road, a car towing 4jetskis, 2 adult ones and 2 kids ones! As Armelle doesn't have any symptoms she discovered this little town by doing life admin like...laundry! The nearest laundromat was a cross the river so we spent a few hours in two different states! This is the further apart we've been since we left London!

    2 nights later and symptoms are starting to look a little better so we headed to another hotel in a Grand Canyon gateway town so hopefully we can get out and see something of this national park. Just 3 and a half hours drive up the road and the weather has changed a bit, it's due to hit -2° tonight 🥶. The desert is a cruel mistress.
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    Jessica Duran

    Laundry needs to be done, James feels 🤢. Laundry done James feels better. hmmmm? jk glad u r feeling better!

    5/30/22Reply
    Armelle Travelling

    hahaha Strange indeed.... 🤔 I know who's going to do the next load 😂

    Claire Huitric

    Not too boring !

    5/30/22Reply
    Armelle Travelling

    not too boring for a few seconds 😜

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  • Day4

    Zurück in die Zivilisation

    May 1 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    Nach drei Tagen typischen amerikanischen Lifestyle, ohne dusche , ohne richtigen Toiletten und ohne Möglichkeiten unsere gewohnte Körperhygiene zu durchführen. Sind wir auf dem Weg in die Zivilisation, mit vielen Eindrücken die uns in Erinnerung bleiben , geht die Reise nach Las Vegas weiter . Um unsere liebe Katrin zu feiern . Party , Dusche , bequeme Betten …. Wir kommen 🇺🇸🫶Read more

    Hanne Zoeller

    sag ich doch, schöne Adiletten

    5/1/22Reply
    Hanne Zoeller

    Ohh, etwas anderes als Burger. probiert mal irgendwo einen Büffel Burger, voll gut😉

    5/1/22Reply
    Oliver Riedle

    Ich finde es toll, dass ihr auch bei eurer Getränkeauswahl auf Vitamine achtet! Wassermelone im Jacky ist EXTREM gesund! 🌟🍉🌟🥃🌟

    5/1/22Reply
    Edith Riedle

    Wir müssen wenigstens bei Getränken auf Vitamine achten, alles andere ist hier ziemlich schwer zu bekommen.

    5/1/22Reply
    Hanne Zoeller

    Gut beobachtet Oliver🤣👍

    5/2/22Reply
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  • Day60

    Das Hoover Damm

    May 23 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 32 °C

    Auf dem Weg nach Las Vegas. 🚗 An der Grenze zwischen Arizona und Nevada wird der Colorado River vom Hoover Staudamm zum Lake Mead aufgestaut. ⏰ Hier wird auch von der Mountain in die Pacific Time gewechselt - im Sommer ticken die Uhren allerdings in beiden Staaten gleich.Read more

    Margret Kienast

    Da wird der Menschheit aufgezeigt, dass nicht alles machbar ist.

    Margit Eberhard

    Erschreckend diese Entwicklung

     
  • Day2

    Day 2 - Hoover Daaaaaammmm

    September 12, 2021 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 41 °C

    One of the seven wonders of the modern world, the Hoover Dam was our first stop of the day. We woke early, our bodies still accustomed to eastern time and prepped for a hot day.

    The sharp, red rocky mountains punctured the azure blue sky as heat shimmered in waves across the dry landscape. We wound our way down to the dam's visitor centre, and geeked out with informational panels, interactive tables, informative movies and intelligent tour guides :) I love stats, so... The dam is 660 feet thick at its base (thats more than 2 statues of liberty, lying end to end!), and is built of enough concrete to pave a 4 foot wide pathway around the equator. Also, try this on for some hard work: the labourers were paid $4/day and had 2 days off/year!

    Afterwards we headed out onto the dam itself. Of course Becky 'shriek whistled' while we let off a few cooees into the 1200+ ft wide (and 726 ft high) dam wall. The inviting, turqouise water of lake mead was a stark contrast to the rust coloured canyon walls, but the drop to the water wasn't at all tempting. We're determined to swim in lake mead though, so stay tuned!

    It was hot. Like Nebuchadnezzar's furnace with a side of ghost peppers hot. But it's a nice reminder that underneath this Canadian PR label, I'm still a true blue Aussie because I revelled in the heat. Sure, I melted a little, but some things are worth melting for. Our resident polar bear was keen to walk in the shade and with nary a cloud in the sky and a temp of 43/44 (110 for the Americans among us :P), can't say I really blamed her.

    We drove the dam, crossed the ggggiiiiaant Memorial Bridge, took some pics by random sign posts (why not, we might forget we were here!), marveled at the view and the Creator who made the forces that shaped these canyons and headed back to the hotel. The pool is calling our names!
    - Nomes
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    Darryl Pitcher

    Nomes...it so reminds me of Lake Itapu in Brazil!

    9/13/21Reply
    Nomes Pitcher

    I was thinking of that the whole time, dad! That and the snowy river hydro scheme turbines!

    9/13/21Reply
    Jill Lunn

    Wonderful experience the power of Creator's Hand!!!loved Aussie Tenacity

    9/13/21Reply
    Nomes Pitcher

    so much power and might there, Gramma, that's for sure!

    9/14/21Reply
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  • Day81

    Hoover Dam

    April 29 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    Südöstlich von Las Vegas (Nevada), im Black Canyon, befindet sich das gigantische Bauwerk. Erbaut zw. 1931 - 1935, ernannt nach dem amerik. Präsidenten P. Hoover.
    Der Hoover Damm ist eine Talsperre, welche d. Colorado River zum Lake Mead aufstaut.
    Höhe 221 Meter, 2,6 Mio. m² Beton und 43.500 Tonnen Stahl.
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  • Day1

    Day 1 - Finally Together Again!

    September 11, 2021 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 32 °C

    What a long day! Up at 6:20am to get to our 10am flight out of Toronto. Thankfully a direct flight and although luggage drop had a line, security to the US had no lines and went smoothly. With an apple machiatto in hand we marched to the very back of the plane!

    Five hours later we were in Las Vegas! The last 45 min of the flight we were over a lot of the area we are going to be covering over the next few weeks. Very thankful to see it from above. God is good.

    Nomes and I got the car, a white 2021 Rav 4 (for the automotively inclined). My vote is to name it Olaf, in hopes it doesn't melt in the summer heat! Any other suggestions?

    We performed the thoroughly invigorating and adventurous task of grocery shopping and ran some errands, including picking up a second hand vehicle fridge! Olive Garden for dinner (Yum!). The sun sets around 6:30pm, but it was still 36 deg C even in the evening. Even the wind is hot!

    Picking up Cilla we enjoyed a sweet sister reunion. The trio ride again! After a drive up and down the 'strip', (more than enough flashing light stimuli) we are more than ready to finally check our eye lids for holes (oh yeah its 3am in Toronto)

    More photos to come!
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    Darryl Pitcher

    Love the smiles! xx

    9/13/21Reply
    Darryl Pitcher

    Go Olaf!!

    9/13/21Reply
    Julianne Pitcher

    So happy for you to be together & thankful for technology to watch the reunion😍Great photos from the air & love the car name "Olaf!"🤣you'll be glad to be leaving those bright lights behind & heading for God's creation. Couldn't help noticing the police cars parked along the road in the video🙄

    9/14/21Reply
    Nomes Pitcher

    Totally mum! It was fun seeing the lights then getting outta the city :)

    9/14/21Reply
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  • Day18

    Viva Las Vegas

    May 15 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    Viva las Vegas … für mich wird Amerika mit vielen Hip-Hop Legenden der 90-Jahren verbunden . Es waren sehr coole Musik - Ikonen , die bei uns im Kopf für immer verankert bleiben. Hits, die einem für einen kurzen Moment 20 Jahre jünger werden lassen. Heute war es so weit für mich , heute ist ein Lebenstraum in Erfüllung gegangen . Einmal den einen oder anderen Star in Amerika live zu erleben. Wir sind auf ein Festival der Hip-Hop Legenden gegangen . Von Mase, Nelly,Timbaland bis zu Sean Paul und Lil Kim, natürlich dürfte Usher mit Ludacris & Lil Jon nicht fehlen!!
    Es war für mich der schönste Abschluss,den man sich vorstellen kann . Danke Katrin,dass du mich begleitet hast, ohne Ahnung zu haben, was dich erwartet 🥰
    Das Festival war super organisiert, es gab kostenloses Wasser überall, Kühl Busse standen einem zu Verfügung, Kühlventilatoren mit Wasser System,ganz viele Essensstationen und Getränke Stände, wo niemand lange Schlangen stehen musste, saubere WC‘s , Schatten Plätze und über das Preisleistungsverhältnis darf man nicht meckern. Die Getränke auf Konzerten in Deutschland kosten mindestens das doppelte.
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    Oliver Riedle

    Bester Abschluss 💝

    5/16/22Reply
    Hanne Zoeller

    Ohhh ha😜

    5/16/22Reply
    Hanne Zoeller

    Das ist wiederum sehr cool👏

    5/16/22Reply
    Edith Riedle

    😘

    5/16/22Reply
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  • Day82

    Das Spring Mountain Ranch State Park

    June 14 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    Die Spring Mountain Ranch ist nicht nur eines der ältesten Gebäude in Nevada sondern auch eine grüne Oase 🌴🌳 nicht weit weg von Las Vegas. Hier lässt es sich gut im Schatten chillen und auf die Wüste hinausblicken. 😊Read more

    Karoline Schermann

    Ihr schaut sehr erholt aus 😊👍

    Christina Eberhard

    Aha, da hab ich wieder was gelernt.👍 Von U2 gibt's nämlich ein Album mit dem Namen.😅 Also die irische Version vom "kleinen" grünen Kaktus...🤔😂

     

You might also know this place by the following names:

Clark County, مقاطعة كلارك, Кларк, ক্লার্ক কাউন্টি, Condado de Clark, Clarki maakond, Clark konderria, شهرستان کلارک، نوادا, Clarkin piirikunta, Comté de Clark, מחוז קלארק, Clark megye, Քլարկ շրջան, County Clark, Contea di Clark, クラーク郡, 클라크 군, Clark Kūn, Hrabstwo Clark, کلارک کاؤنٹی، نیواڈا, Comitatul Clark, Округ Кларк, Quận Clark, Condado han Clark, 克拉克縣

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