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Huntington Beach

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    • Day 20

      Beach Day

      July 31, 2022 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

      Die letzten zwei Tage verbrachten wir am Strand...am Huntigton Beach. Südlich von L.A. im Bezirk Orange County. Für uns ist es der schönste Strand von L.A. Santa Monica und Venice Beach sind zwar schneller zu erreichen, aber sie sind bei weitem nicht so sauber wie hier und die Wellen hier am Huntigton Beach sind noch n bisschen höher als dort. Nicht ohne Grund lieben die Surfer*innen diesen Strand. Auch uns macht es riesigen Spaß auf den Wellen zu reiten, die hier bis zu 3-4 Meter hoch sein können.
      Mit diesem Erlebnis endet auch langsam unsere Zeit in den USA. Wir haben viel erlebt und viele Eindrücke gesammelt und Abenteuer erlebt. Morgen geht's zurück nach New York und am Mittwoch Abend geht unser Flug nach Zürich.
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    • Day 25

      Letzter Tag am Strand

      August 28, 2022 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

      So, heute ist der letzte Strandtag. Wir tanken nochmal Sonne ☀️, genießen die Wellen 🌊 und den Wind und verbessern unsere American Football Fähigkeiten. Das Werfen klappt schon Mal ganz gut.
      Abends gibt's dann vom Grillmeister leckere Burger!
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    • Day 13

      Orange County 🍊

      September 28, 2023 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

      On the road again! Auf unserem Weg nach San Diego haben wir uns Orange County angeguckt. 🍊 Unser erster Stopp war in Huntington Beach, auch als Surf City USA bekannt. Das coole war, dass ab morgen die Pacific Airshow startet und die ganzen Jets geübt haben. ✈️ Danach ging es nach Newport Beach, dort stehen die teuersten Häuser in California. 💵 Schöne Aussichten konnten wir am Inspiration Point und bei Shake Shack am Crystal Cove genießen. Letzter Stopp war Laguna Beach, wo wir uns den Sonnenuntergang angeschaut und gegessen haben. 🌭Read more

    • Day 10

      Roadtrip Southern California

      August 17, 2023 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

      Nachdem wir in Downtown Los Angeles unterwegs waren sind wir nach San Diego gereist. Wir sind den Highway 1 an der Küste entlang gefahren. Bei Huntington Beach und bei Newport Beach haben wir eine kleine Pause gemacht! Die Strände waren sehr schön und sauber!Read more

    • Day 203

      US Open of Surfing 🏄‍♀️ & LA City

      July 31, 2022 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

      Aus offensichtlichen Gründen ging es heute erst um 11 Uhr los zur US Open of Surfing am Huntington Beach. 😁
      Auf dem Eventgelände war einiges geboten. Angefangen von einem großen Vans Shop, als offizieller Sponsor der Veranstaltung, über verschiedene Probierständen bis hin zu einem BMX Bike Arena. Dort fang gleichzeitig auch ein Wettkampf statt. Zunächst schauten wir in der Arena den Bikern bei ihren Fahrten zu, waren aber relativ schnell doch eher am Surfsport interessiert. 🌊
      Vom Pier aus hatten wir eine ideale Sicht auf das Geschehen. Die Wetterbedinungen waren laut Moderator ideal für Surfer und Zuschauer, wobei nach unserer Vorstellung die Wellen etwas niedrig waren. Jedoch wurden wir schnell aufgeklärt, dass es immer darauf ankommt, was man aus einer Welle macht. Wir waren auf jeden Fall beeindruckt, was die Damen auf ihren Brettern so auf die Beine stellten. 🏄‍♀️🌊

      Als wir uns um halb 3 auf den Rückweg zum Hermosa Beach machten und wir schon mal auf dem Interstate 405 Richtung Norden waren, beschlossen wir spontan uns anstatt nach Hause in die LA City zu begeben. So zeigte ich der Sarah Downtown, den Walk of Fame, die Aussicht vom Griffith Observatorium, Beverly Hills und den Rodeo Drive. LA intensiv Sightseeing. 😁
      Bis wir Zuhause waren war es schon kurz nach 20 Uhr und wir hatten einen Bärenhunger. Gut, dass wir noch Pizza von gestern hatten. 🍕😋
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    • Day 45

      Day 45 - Anyone for Tennis?

      June 5, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 16 °C

      All the crazies were at breakfast when we went in. Lilo Lil & her boyfriend totally blanked us, luckily. They told staff they were doing exactly the same as yesterday, presumably she getting drunk & falling over, whilst boyfriend hides in his room.

      Skinny muscle man had his breakfast outside with his dog. He twitches & talks to himself, he could have Tourette’s Syndrome. I overheard him ask, actually shout, if he could keep his room for a week. I think he & his family are homeless. It is definitely time for us to move on.

      Our first visit of the day was to Indian Wells Tennis Garden. We planned to take a quick photo outside, but the gates were open so we walked straight in. Our story was that we were English tourists & keen tennis fans. We strolled past the practice courts & outside courts & circled the main stadium, Court No.1 looking for the main entrance. We were halfway round, when inevitably we were stopped by a security guard who raced up to us on a golf buggy.

      Before I could say anything, Jackie had blurted out that we lived near Wimbledon. He said “I can hear you have come along way”. I added we were keen tennis fans & just wanted to have a look because we were in the area. The security guy, was an old boy & he said you are not allowed to be here, but if anyone asks tell them you are going to the Box Office. We thanked him & continued circling Court No.1.

      We saw the Box Office & had just gone past it, when the security guy raced up behind us again & said we had to go in the Box Office because we couldn’t return to our car by continuing the way we were going. A rotund lady then exited the Box Office & asked what was going on? I said we wanted to get a program for forthcoming events & felt a bit silly when she said they only have one tournament a year & we had missed it. Their tournament is the Indian Wells Masters, also known as the BNP Paribas Open, which takes place every March.

      The lady, Beatrice, invited us into the box office & showed us the winners trophy & took photos of us with it. She then led us down a couple of corridors & out into the stands of the 16,000 seater No.1 court. Beatrice was a lovely & enthusiastic lady, who spent 30 minutes or so, telling us stories about the tennis players. She said that she went ‘gooey’ for Bjorn Borg & Stefan Edburg, but I suspect Jackie was more her type! Funnily enough, Jackie was wearing her Navratilova’s & Beatrice described her as cute. Beatrice gave us tips on where to visit & sent us on our way with a copy of the Official 2019 programme for the BNP Paribas Open.

      It was now 11.30am as we left Indian Wells Tennis Garden & I was delighted to see 2 Roadrunner birds on their lawns. It had been a good start to the day. We then drove east along Interstate 10 for about 20 miles before turning off on to the road for Joshua Tree National Park’s southern entrance. I was disappointed to see there was no entrance booths, just a sign asking people to pay at the Visitors Centre. It appeared to be an honesty thing.

      We went in, I showed my Annual Pass & got a map, Jackie bought a Joshua Tree baseball cap. We then drove into the park. It was a 28 mile road from the southern entrance to the western entrance. We stopped at all the stopping points. Jackie will tell you there wasn’t a lot to see, it depends whether you like lots of cactus’ & other Desert plants.

      We stopped at Cholla Cactus Garden, where you can walk a short loop through an abundance of Cholla Cactus’🌵. Slightly worryingly, there was a sign warning of the dangers of getting pricked by a cactus, they are barbed & don’t come out & beneath the sign was a 1st aid kit in a metal box. We did the walk, but came out feeling itchy, which I’m sure was psychological.

      Next stop was Skull Rock, which was 150 ft away. We managed to miss it & walk for about 600 metres, before realising I was stupid for missing it. It was a scorcher, around 100 degrees & we were grateful for any little cloud. We returned to Skull Rock, but it wasn’t really worth it.

      The scenery then consisted of 1000’s of Joshua Trees, which apparently all looked the same! We drove to Keys View for a view out over Sky Valley. We then called it a day in the park & drove to the western entrance of Joshua Tree NP, where I was pleased to ring an entrance booth who checked my pass. I think some people got caught out & had to pay the $30 fee.

      We then drove through the little town of Joshua Tree, then Yucca Valley & Morongo Valley, before arriving at Palm Springs. Our 1st stop was The Alexander Estate, which is known for where Elvis & Priscilla had their honeymoon in 1967, but actually they lived here in 1966 & 1967. Beatrice (from Indian Wells) told us that Palm Springs was a place where Hollywood Movie Stars hid their secret or gay lovers. Albert Einstein even had a mistress living in Palm Springs.

      We cruised the Palm Springs Main Street & noted that nearly every single bar & restaurant was pumping out dry ice. It looked too posh or more likely too expensive for our wallet, so we cruised back out again.

      We then joined Interstate 10 westbound & headed towards Los Angeles. The traffic was pretty horrendous, but we drove to Anaheim & then got caught up in the traffic going to the Anaheim Angels game this evening. We drove to Disneyland in Anaheim, which was a disaster because we drove to the car park that wanted $25 to park. We only wanted a photo outside, so we did a U turn & got out of there.

      At 7.00pm we finally arrived at our hotel, the Best Western in Surf City, near Huntington Beach. We popped out for a shared Panda Express, then retired to our room.

      Song of the Day - I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For by U2.

      Bonus Songs of the Day :-

      Tennis Court by Lorde
      Roadrunner by Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers
      Surf City by Jan & Dean
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    • Day 21

      Letzter Tag: Huntington Beach

      October 15, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

      Und schon war unser letzter Urlaubstag da.
      Es sollte sich nur noch am Strand entspannt werden. Da hat uns der Wind jedoch ein Strich durch die Rechnung gemacht. Es war so windig, dass man nicht am Strand liegen konnte. Also wurde sich eine Wiese an der Promenade gesucht.
      Durch das kleine Örtchen wurde gebummelt. Nach dem Sonnenuntergang saßen wir wieder in der Strandbar. Danach ging es in einen Pub mit Live Musik.
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    • Day 118

      Donuts by the Beach

      November 28, 2015 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

      We pedalled through nearly empty streets as we left LA, then rode along the Los Angeles River Trail for close to 30 kms to Long Beach. There wasn't much of a river flowing through the concrete conveyance channel, but the smooth ride away from traffic was amazing. We continued along the beach trails to Huntington Beach where we were lucky to have coordinated a meet-up with Branden and Aquila who were down in Orange County from Bellingham for Thanksgiving. These guys were our first hosts in the US and so it was neat to see them so close to the end of the US leg of our journey. They brought us the tastiest donuts - including a Holly hit of a creme brulee dulce de leche filled donut, yum! We yaked away about the 3 months that had passed, then got excellent ice cream suggestions from Branden for the road ahead. As we were leaving Huntington Beach we started chatting with a local, Tom, who asked us about our trip and reminisced about a cycling trip he had done along the coast when he was a teenager. The exchange was very touching and he even gave us $20 to buy us dinner - what a kind gesture!Read more

    • Day 24

      Huntingon Beach und Banning

      December 4, 2021 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

      Den Pazifik Coast Hwy geht es hinauf nach Huntington Beach, dort befindet sich die Werkstatt von Chip Foose, einem der größten Designer der amerikanischen Hot Rod und Custom Car Szene. Leider ist die Werkstatt heute geschlossen, dafür unterhalte ich mich sehr lange mit einem Nachbarn von Chip. Weiter geht es über Santa Ana, Corona und San Bernadino nach Banning.Read more

    You might also know this place by the following names:

    Huntington Beach, هونتينغتون بيتش, Хънтингтън Бийч, هانتینگتون بیچ، کالیفرنیا, ハンティントンビーチ, 헌팅턴비치, Hantington Byčas, हन्टिंगटन बीच, ہنٹنگٹن بیچ, 92605, Хантингтон-Бич, Хантингтон Бич, ฮันติงตันบีช, Гантінґтон-Біч, HTD, 亨廷頓比奇

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