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Mohave County

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  • Day13

    13. Tag - Erster richtiger Roadtrip

    October 24, 2018 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 19 °C

    Heute mussten wir den schönen Staat Kalifornien verlassen. Aber auf dem Weg nach Arizona haben wir noch Halt am Joshua Tree gemacht. In dem Nationalpark konnten wir vom Aussichtspunkt Keys View bis nach Mexiko gucken und am Jumbo Rocks riesige Felsen, die aussahen wie Totenköpfe, sehen. Alleine für den Anblick der Bäume, die dem Park seinen Namen geben, hat sich der Ausflug gelohnt. Im Nationalpark haben wir eine nette deutsche Motorrad-Reisegruppe aus ca. 20 Motorrädern kennengelernt, die teilweise aus Werne kamen. Wie klein die Welt manchmal ist.
    Ca. 270 km weiter haben wir den Ort Oatman über die Route 66 erreicht. Das ist eine ehemalige Goldgräberstadt in der alte Saloons stehen und Esel frei auf der Straße laufen.
    Die bergige und einsame Umgebung Oatmans rundet das Gesamtbild des Ortes ab.
    Nach dem wir jetzt schon einige Stunden im Auto saßen haben wir ein schnelles und heute unser einziges Essen bei Subway gegessen und für die nächsten Tage im Walmart eingekauft.
    Auf dem ca. 310 km langen Weg bis zum Rande des Grand Canyons haben wir uns die Musik laut gemacht und für unsere zukünftigen Konzerte die Texte von Pink, Mia Juia und Seeed einstudiert.
    Am Grand Canyon angekommen ist es bereits dunkel. Der Mond ist heute so groß und hell, dass hier niemand ein Licht anmachen muss.
    Nachdem wir in Oatman bei 34 Grad ins Auto gestiegen sind, ist der Schock beim Aussteigen und 10 Grad sehr groß.
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  • Day56

    Hoover Damm

    March 11 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    Wir haben uns heute Mittag den Hoover Damm angeschaut. Sind über den Damm selbst und die Mike O'Callaghan - Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, von der man einen wahnsinns Blick auf den Damm hat, gelaufen. Das sind beides schon sehr beeindruckende Bauwerke.
    Abends im Hotel sind wir noch auf den 350m hohen Stratosphere Tower gefahren und hatten einen tollen Ausblick auf das leuchtende Las Vegas. Danach waren wir nochmal lecker essen im Hotel.
    Das ist der letzte Abend unserer Reise und morgen geht's schon wieder nach Hause.
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  • Day21

    Who turned up the sun?

    July 19, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 35 °C

    Apologies for the late 'footprint'. We camped in Lake Havasu last night very much in the wilderness on the Colorado River. It was magical. We swam in the river which was heavenly in the 40° heat! I've never experienced heat like this before. It's so hot and dry it's like standing in an all over body dryer. It's bizarrely not that unpleasant. I struggled more with the heat in the cities.

    The views along our tour guided road trip through California and into Arizona were stunning with the biggest and best views to come today as we arrive at the Grand Canyon.

    The group we're with is small and friendly although Kate and I are the oldest (including the leader!). We decided between us we were going to try as many different oreo flavours as we could. This can only end badly. The adventure got off to an interesting start when we attempted to take an alternative route to a rest stop and found ourselves stuck in the dust. It took the entire group to push the mini bus out. We still think it was probably a thinly disguised bonding exercise!

    I look forward to sharing more photos with you soon.
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  • Day10

    Joshua Tree National Park to Lake Havasu

    April 13, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    Today we spent driving around Joshua Tree National Park. Two distinct desert ecosystems, the Mojave and the Colorado, come together in Joshua Tree National Park. 

    We had lunch at Quail stop and then did a 1 km loop at Hidden Valley. Brandon walked all the way around and made it without being carried. Inara wanted to be carried most of the way but insisted on walking anything that was up. It was beautiful and everything looked the same. The ranger yesterday told Brandon that he needed to stay close to us as it looks all the same and it's very easy to get lost. It does.

    We finished the visit with a stop at Key View which was breathtaking, windy and cold.

    When we got to the camp, it was so windy and not fun that we decided to change our plans. We couldn't walk as it was too windy, and we couldn't have a fire, the tent felt like it could break and it was cold. It was no fun for anyone.

    We were supposed to have a 2nd night here, then to pack up and a 6 hour drive to Flagstaff Arizona. We packed up late in the afternoon, drove 3 hours and decided to stay a night in Lake Havasu in a motel in the area.
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  • Day18

    Lake Havasu City (London Bridge)

    February 21, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    Bit of a tourist stop of the road from Yuma to Las Vegas. The bridge was built in 1930 and originally spanned the actual River Thames in London, England. By 1962 is was not up to expected traffic capacity and was sold to a Robert P McCulloch who dismantled it and reassembled it on a peninsula in Lake Havasu, a dammed lake on the Colorado River, Arizona! The rebuilt bridge was completed in 1971, then the waterways dug out under it, turning the peninsula into an island with a ready made extremely historic bridge already in place. There is now also a quaint "Olde Englande" village built around the mainland end of the bridge and it is quite the tourist attraction. A fun stop! More story here...Read more

  • Day29

    Hoover Dam

    July 26, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 43 °C

    Der Hoover Dam scheint beinahe ausgetrocknet. Ein blick aufs Thermometer verrät uns auch warum, 44°C.

  • Day12

    God Dammit Hoover.

    August 7, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 40 °C

    Had a super early run to Yavapai Point to watch the sun rise. Back for brekkiie. Then off to say a final farewell to the Canyon from the appropriately named Grand View Point. Probably the best view of the Colorado we've seen. Enjoyed the peace & solitude until a noisy Japanese family appeared. Time to make a sharp exit. The small matter of 250 odd miles to Boulder City & the Hoover Dam. Decided to fill up (the car & us) at Williams - should be cheaper. The freeway junction was before town so we had to make something of a detour. By chance that meant we drove a little of Route 66. Williams was the last town to be bypassed. It was full of Americana looking shops & a Safeway. Stocked up for the journey ahead. Unfortunately the phone satnav wasn't playing ball so distances & arrival times were the old fashioned guestimate. What didn't help was the appalling standard of the motorway surface - pot holes on a motorway is just not safe. This is what you get in a low tax, small state, low investment society. Cruised along, searching for cacti and listening to a popular beat combo from Liverpool. Bizarre world. Made it to the Dam, allbeit with a couple of detours - one scenic outlook and one to try to approach over the dam - don't let you. Did as we were told & faced security, queues for parking & then more security to get in the visitor centre. And the heat!!! Some respite in the centre & jumped the queue with having booked online. Watched a video preaching how heroic it all was & then queued for a lift down to the powerplant. The scale was massive & all the while the subtle vibration of flowing water being channelled beneath. Battled the heat to get some photos outside - both on the dam and from the nearby bridge. The cooling stations dotted around the area helped ensure Liz didn't pass out. Once done - onwards to Boulder City. Hotel had a pool which was good. Did a little washing & it was dry in next to no time. Tea was at a diner that served drinks in the biggest jam jars that existed. Superb food as well.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

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