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    • Day 6

      Sonne, Sonne, Sonne

      June 2 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

      Der heutige Tag startete für uns mit einem Aufenthalt am schönen Strand. Wir erwischten eine Ecke, wo kaum andere Strandgänger waren, was uns sogar sicher genug erschien, unsere Wertsachen ausnahmsweise kurz unbeaufsichtigt zu lassen.

      Endlich konnten wir mal zusammen im Meer planschen. Wir haben sogar unser Vorhaben „Belly Buddies“ durchgeführt. Hierbei entfernen sich beide voneinander, strecken die Bäuche so weit heraus, wie es geht und rennen dann aufeinander zu. Das Finale ist dann, dass beide aufhüpfen und die Bäuche aufeinanderklatschen. Es ist wirklich lustig (und ich weine gerade vor lachen, weil ich es mir vorstelle :-P). Es empfiehlt sich, Belly Buddies nur im Wasser durchzuführen. Nichtbeachtung dieser Regel kann zu Verletzungen führen, wenn nicht beide gleich schwer und stark sind (ich bin mal durch die halbe Wohnung geflogen..).

      Nach unserem erfolgreichen BellyBuddie-Vorhaben, genossen wir noch eine Weile den leichten Wellengang und das warme Wasser. Bald jedoch mussten wir uns bereits von der Sonne trocknen lassen, da wir heute schon früh aufs Festivalgelände gehen mussten, um uns einen guten Platz zu sichern. Wir genossen die Sonne und um es in den Worten der Band Chlyklass zu sagen „Mir lö üs Sunne ufe Ranze la schiine…“

      Kurz nach 12.00h mussten wir bereits los. Wir schwitzten was das Zeug hält und dankten uns selbst, dass wir uns den VIP-Pit geleistet haben und keine General Admission. Die armen Kerle mussten in der prallen, heissen Sonne stundenlang zuerst in einer Schlange warten und dann nochmals dicht aufeinandergedrängt vor dem Eingang.

      Selbst bei uns ging es nur sehr schleppend vorwärts. Auf unserer Haut bildeten sich ganze Seen. Irgendwann kamen wir dann doch noch rein und konnten unsere Stühle hinstellen. Wir waren zwar sehr früh dran, dennoch kamen wir nicht weiter nach vorne als sonst immer, aber das war OK, Morgan Wallen muss ich nicht von nahe sehen, so hübsch finde ich ihn nicht ;-)

      Nachdem unsere Stühle standen spazierten wir wieder vom Gelände, um etwas zu essen. Wir fanden eine Craft Beer Bar, wo es auch noch mehrere Burger zur Auswahl gab. Bisher konnte ich die Hamburger umgehen, aber jetzt wollte ich doch noch einen haben.

      Hitze und Bier bringen einen auf dumme Gedanken, denn nach dem Mittagessen, hatten wir die glorreiche Idee, uns nebenan noch ein Bier-to-go zu holen und sie in unsere Becher abzufüllen, damit man es nicht sieht (in den USA ist Alkohol in der Öffentlichkeit verboten). Leider hatten sie nur 4er Packs. Zunächst dachten wir, das schaffen wir schon, aber wir mussten dann doch aufgeben. Schlussendlich mussten wir die zwei Zusatzbiere sogar ungeöffnet wegwerfen, weil wir uns nicht trauten, sie jemandem zu schenken. Am Ende trifft es noch einen Undercover-Polizisten. Schade und das Bier, aber ich hoffe, es hat schlussendlich jemand gefunden und es genossen.

      Zurück auf dem Gelände staunten wir nicht schlecht, wie voll es inzwischen geworden ist.

      Die Konzerte an diesem Abend waren gut, aber Samstag war besser. Vielleicht scheint es mir auch nur so, weil mir/uns langsam die Energie ausgeht. 4 Tage Openair mit wenig und schlechtem Schlaf sind anstrengend.

      Der Rückweg zum Haus war etwas mühsam, weil hunderte Personen aufs Mal in dieselbe Richtung spazierten und es kein Durchkommen gab neben den wirklich langsamen Leuten.

      Zuhause haben wir ein letztes Mal gekocht und unsere Terrasse genossen, welche heute übersät war mit gigantischen Kakerlaken. Die Dinger hier sind sicher 5cm lang. Eine davon hat sogar einen Weg ins Haus gefunden. Gut, dass ich in Sachen Kriechtiere inzwischen abgehärtet bin und es mir nicht gross etwas ausmacht.

      Die Stimmung war etwas gedrückt, da es der letzte Abend eines tollen Wochenendes war. Uns graut es vor dem morgigen Tag mit der langen Autofahrt und dem Flug nach Vancouver..
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    • Day 8

      Day 8 - Two Types of Evil in Kansas

      April 29, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 10 °C

      Apparently the thunderstorm was horrendous at 2.30 this morning. Jackie thought the roof of our RV was going to cave in. Leisurely start today, for what is planned to be another long driving day & hopefully get to Dodge City.

      First stop was Stull Cemetery, known as the Devil’s Playground & supposedly the Gateway to Hell. Apparently it is the most evil place on earth & has a hidden staircase to the bowels of hell. Allegedly the Pope won’t fly over it.

      We were looking forward to it, but in reality it turned out to me a very ordinary looking cemetery, surrounded by a metal fence & several ‘No Trespassers’ signs. Reviews revealed that the local Police & residents of Stull were quick to clampdown on trespassers. No doubt they have lots of ghoul hunters looking for souvenirs. Jackie & I just took a photo & moved on.

      Next was the Evel Knievel Museum in Topeka. I had already researched it & knew it was closed on Mondays, but it was still worth a visit for a photo. I felt a connection, 2 Daredevil kindred spirits!

      Whilst in Topeka we also visited the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site. This was the location that ended segregation in American Public Schools. 13 ‘coloured’ families sued the Board of Education for discrimination because of segregation & won. The building is a museum & kept as it was back then. When you enter you are immediately taken back at the 2 signs hanging from the ceiling, one says ‘WHITE’, the other says ‘COLORED’.

      We then got on to Interstate 70 & after putting in another $120 of fuel, we raced westwards for the next 120 miles. To be honest, there wasn’t a lot to look at. Two thirds of Kansas is in The Great Central Plain of the United States. It is mainly agricultural with fields of wheat & corn as far as the eye can see.

      As we approached the town of Salina we headed north on Highway 81, then took Highway 18 through to the town of Lincoln. Here we were searching out the Travelling Salesman Monument. We hunted high & low for it in the town without success. So we had lunch & Googled it. The Monument was in the town cemetery, where else would it be? We found the small suitcase grave dedicated to J.S. Jacobs. Unfortunately his epitaph reads, “Here where he stoped last”.

      We then carried on Highway 18 to the little town of Lucas, full of eccentric artists. I was looking for 2 places in particular : 1. The Garden of Eden & 2. World’s Largest Things. We pulled up outside side the Garden of Eden, which is the home of strange folk & political art created by the owner Civil War Veteran S. P. Dinsmoor who started it in 1902 at the age of 64. We saw the owner providing a guided tour, so decided to discreetly photo the outside. We found the World’s Largest Things, but it was closed.

      Next we headed south to Wilson, where Jackie got out & posed beside the World’s Largest Czech Egg for a photo. We continued south for Cheyenne Bottoms which is a wetland in the Great Central Plains, which is a critical stopping off point for millions of migrating birds. Unfortunately we missed the turning so instead we circumnavigated it. We arrived at Great Bend & rejoined Highway 56 to Pawnee Rock.

      Pawnee Rock is considered one of the most important & beautiful landmarks on the Santa Fe Trail. Unfortunately I turned off Highway 56 prematurely, so had to turn round & rejoin the 56. As I turning right, we went down a dip in the road & we then deafened by the sound of smashing crockery.

      We pulled over to survey the damage & needless to say both blamed each other. After sorting out the mess, we continued to the Pawnee Rock Memorial in stony silence. I got out for a quick photo & on we went.

      At Kinsley, we picked up Highway 50 & followed it into Dodge city & to our Dodge City KOA. At check in we were informed of the available facilities, which included a storm shelter. Oh yes, we are smack bang in the middle of tornado alley. We are also right next to a zoo. Jackie made hotdogs served up on what’s left of the plates we have!

      It is worthy of mention, that after Kinsley, we were faced with literally 100 & 100’s of wind turbines. They are a vital source of energy for the region.

      It was another long driving day, but we have decided to do it one final time. After which we will be at the foot of the Rockies for some much needed scenery.

      FITBIT = 7,259 steps / 3.37 miles.

      Song of the Day - Knievel by New Model Army.

      Bonus Songs of the Day :-

      Cemetery Gates by Pantera
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    • Day 2

      Big 5 Private Budget Camping Safari

      January 2, 2023 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 0 °C

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    • Day 2

      Popular Tanzania Private Budget Camping

      January 2, 2023 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 0 °C

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    • Day 2

      1 DAY EXPERIENCE TRUE WILDERNESS SAFARI

      January 2, 2023 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 0 °C

      Perfect experience through Tanzania’s wilderness with Burigi Chato Safaris; let us guide you to where true wildlife lies in their natural habitat, enjoy the vast endless plains and create lifetime Tanzania safari experience Book this safari with the best Tanzania 1 day tanzania private big 5 safari drive in drive out tour operators that’s BURIGI CHATO SAFARIS CO LTD who also organizes safaris (including 1 DAY TANZANIA SAFARI ) and tours to Burigi Chato National Park (Burigi Tours) and Safaris to burigi chato national Park (Burigi Safaris) and to all parks in Tanzania. we are located Arusha, Moshi and Zanzibar Tanzania
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      1 Day Tanzania Private big 5 safari

      January 2, 2023 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 0 °C

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    • Day 2

      Packages | Mt Kilimanjaro Bike tour

      January 2, 2023 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 0 °C

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      Mount Kilimanjaro Kilema Marangu Route

      January 2, 2023 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 0 °C

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    • Day 2

      Demanded Packages | Kilema Marangu Route

      January 2, 2023 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 0 °C

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    • Day 2

      Finest Kilimanjaro Bike trekking Route

      January 2, 2023 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 0 °C

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    You might also know this place by the following names:

    Kansas, KS, ካንሳስ, كانساس, ܟܐܢܣܐܣ, Kansas suyu, Kanzas, کانزاس ایالتی, Канзас, Штат Канзас, ক্যান্সাস, ཁན་སཱ་སི།, ক্যানসাস, کانزاس, Κάνσας, Kansaso, કેન્સાસ, Khâm-sat-sṳ̂, Kanekaka, קנזס, केन्सास, Kènsas, Կանզաս, Kánzạs, カンザス州, kanzys, კანზასი, ಕನ್ಸಾಸ್/ಕಾನ್ಸಾಸ್‌‌, 캔자스 주, Kansia, Kanzasas, Kanzasa, കാൻസസ്, कॅन्सस, ကန်းဆပ်ပြည်နယ်, कन्सास, कान्सास, Shádiʼááhjí Dzígaii, ਕਾਂਸਸ, कान्सास्, کنساس, Cansas, केन्‍सास, Kanzasos, கேன்சஸ், కాన్సాస్, รัฐแคนซัส, Kanzas Shitati, Каанзс, קענזעס, 干沙州, 堪薩斯州

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