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  • Day4

    Early day - Reno - Fallon

    August 1, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    Got here at 3pm after an hour in a gun shop & then knife warehouse, put the tents up for the first time. Trailer park, had a beer (1), shower, some bike tricks & in the sleeping bag by 9! Plan to be on the road 5.30 before heat gets up & head for Idaho Falls, few hundred miles but the speed limit here is 70mph so cars, trucks & Ute's are passing us at 80mph! We have to do 90 to stay in front so we let them go. Hope to make up some distance tomorrow!Read more

    Daniel Kemp

    Pleased to see “tents”, plural 😂

    Fran Jackson

    So am I Daniel!!!

    Nathan Kemp

    🤣🤣. 🤠

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  • Day5

    Nevada - just huge!

    August 2, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 13 °C

    Left Fallon at 6.30 then stopped for breakfast (eggs over easy) at Austin. On & on through to Eureka, copper, silver & gold mining then grabbed a coffee & beautiful snowfreeze at Ely. 2.45pm now so heading for Jackpot near Idaho border! We've been on Highway 50 all day. It's the original Pony express route & is now known as the loneliest road in USA. We now know why, most of the day was 80-90mph & we were being overtaken! Sheriff clocked us at 90, flicked his lights & waved us on. Only in America. 😎Loud pipes save lives! BOOM 👊🏻Read more

    Daniel Kemp

    Wow that looks straight out of the movies!! I’m about to ride home from the village and its pouring!

    Steve Daczo

    Nice pics Nev!! Looks like a lot of fun

    Cherie Kemp

    Glad you are having fun! Hope your body is holding together 😁looks like the weather is amazing 👍

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  • Day33

    A pitstop in Nevada

    October 10, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 4 °C

    Janet and David who me met at the chiropractor had invited us to stay at their house in Incline Village at Lake Tahoe. So we decided to go a little more slowly, spend another day in the area and at the same time cycle in a 4th state, as the East side of the lake lies in Nevada already. So we left Truckee after a nice breakfast and cycled along beautiful Truckee River towards Lake Tahoe. On the way, we stopped by Squaw Valley, where the winter Olympics took place in 1960. We then continued our way to Tahoe City, took a stroll along the farmers market and common beach. Next, we stopped at Kings Beach for a picnic and some views of the lake with its crystal clear water. As it was windy and cold, we decided to go ahead and climb the 250m to Janet's and Dave's house. We spend the evening exchanging travel and bike stories, eating dinner and relaxing in the hot tub which was perfect recovery support for my back. David also took us up to Mt Rose Summit, a pass that is open all year long, from where we could enjoy the sunset over Lake Tahoe, admire the colorful lights of Reno in the middle of the desert and watch the people in the ski resort preparing the slope with artificial snow - hard to believe that skiing will be possible here in 3 weeks already...Read more

    Florian Köppl

    Sehr malerisch. 👩‍🎨 Das sieht aus wie ein Gemälde von Bob Ross. 😎

  • Day34

    Day 34 - Into The Valley (of Fire)

    May 25, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    Woke up late, to have Jackie moaning that she hadn’t slept. Apparently there was a party in the room next door, then when that finished my snoring kept her awake. There was now lots of noise in the car park outside & when I looked through the curtains there were loads of speedboats on trailers in our car park, presumably going for a day on Lake Mead.

    We were going to get a coffee in town, but the high street had become a car park with boats & trailers. Instead we headed off towards St George in Utah. We picked up Highway 515 northbound into the outskirts of Las Vegas, where we hit heavy traffic. I made a snap decision that we would visit the Valley of Fire State Park that I knew was on the way.

    Our phone SatNav told us to take the next exit, then a few left & right turns. It was getting rougher & rougher, then suddenly we were in what can only be described as ‘crack alley’. It was horrendous, in one very short stretch there was in excess of 100 people in nothing more than dirty rags literally crashed out on the side of the road amongst piles of rubbish. Luckily for Jackie, she was so busy googling she didn’t look up. I was so shocked / needing to concentrate that I didn’t hit one that I failed to take a photo. I had never seen anything like it in all my years................. blah, blah, blah.

    I was happy when we joined up with Interstate 15 which took us.past the Muddy Mountains & to the turning for the Valley of Fire State Park. At the entrance to the Valley of Fire, we paid the $10 fee, got our map, then headed in on the Scenic Route. I say it every time, but again it was magnificent.

    As you are expected to do we followed the Scenic Route through the park, stopping at all the trails & views. We stopped at the Beehives (rocks that nature had sand blasted like beehives), Arch Rock (self explanatory) & Atlati Rock with it’s petroglyphs.

    We then followed White Domes Road & stopped to walk the Rainbow Vista Trail. It was a nice easy trail, then went vertically up a smooth rock. We scaled up it & had wonderful 360 degree panoramic views. We took a side road to Fire Canyon / Silica Dome, but it was nothing to shout about. We continued on the spectacular drive to the White Domes Loop took a photo the headed back.

    Our next stop was Mouse’s Tank Trail. It was a half mile walk in sand & the sun beating down on us. Along the route were more petroglyphs on the rocks, but the end of the trail was an anticlimax, a puddle in the rocks. Jackie summed it up by observing that the longer the trail, the less impressive the outcome. It didn’t help that she was wearing flip-flops & most people were In hiking boots 🥾.

    We continued & stopped at a ‘Petrified Log’ which conjures up all sorts of visions. Jackie was going nowhere, but I scaled the mountain to look at the Log & admire the views from the top. That was it, we were now on our way on the Valley of Fire Highway, then turned north to St. George & the Dixie Palm Motel.

    We passed through Overton & Moapa Valley on the 169, before rejoining Interstate 15. We passed Bunkerville, Mesquite, then crossed the State Border into Nevada. We continued past Beaver Dam & through Virgin River Gorge until we were suddenly in Utah. Somewhere along the line were now an hour ahead.

    We drove into St. George & located our Dixie Palm Hotel. It is on a busy road, but has everything that Jackie requires. After a shower to get all the red sand & dust off us we had a quick beer & walked up the road for a Taco Bell. I was a virgin. We both ordered a taco & quesadilla steak combo. The taco was tasty but underwhelming, but the quesadilla was lovely.

    We planned to stop for a frozen custard from Nielsen's Frozen Custard just up the road, but the queue was ridiculous. I am desperate to try one but the queue looked like we could be waiting all night. We continued back to the motel & I saw a couple eating a frozen custard. I asked them if it was worth the wait & he said yes, but it won’t change your life. We chatted to them for about 5 minutes, they were from Texas, but he was originally from Carmel. They gave us a couple of tips of places to visit in Texas. We will try to sample the frozen custard before we move on.

    We sat out at our Motel & imbibed in a few drinks whilst watching the world go by & catching up on our social media. There are parties going on everywhere, but we are hoping to get an early night.

    FITBIT = 12,529 steps / 5.82 miles.

    Song of the Day - Valley of Fires by Moore S.

    More facts- we downloaded a Thermometer App which showed it to be 86 degrees in the Valley of Fire State Park.
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  • Day20

    Exploring the Strip

    January 14, 2020 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 12 °C

    One of the most crazy cities I have ever been in. From hotels with flamingos in them to a hotel designed to look like the skyline of new York! Also that bottle.of vodka cost only $23!! Also stumbled across a bottle an m&m store which had 4 floors of random stuff with m&m branding.Read more

  • Day24

    Sorry Mum

    January 18, 2020 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Milks and I went out to the gun range where we opted for the 'black ops package'. This let us try out the guns from the game call of duty: balck ops which milks and I played for years. An absolute insane experience where words can't describe the amount of adrenaline going through your body shooting something so powerful. Finished the day watching the big fight at a bar (where every bar charged at least $50USD just to watch the fight). As the fight only lasted 40 seconds this equated to $1.80 AUD per second 😂.Read more

    Alison Lewis

    Why???? 😟😖🤯

    James Spicer

    You'd love it Alison! 😂

  • Day23

    Shopping and exploring

    January 17, 2020 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Went to the outlets to add to my collection of boks (yes I was successful)! After some shopping milks had us venture out to the pawn stars shop to have a wee gander (can't say I've really watched it). Then continued exploring and found the wedding venue from the first hangover movie in which they've added drive through weddings!! 😂😂 Finished the night going to vegas' biggest club hakkasan where we saw Steve Aoki play.

    Side story: milks held up a donate to Australia message on his phone and Steve took it off him and showed the crowd 😂
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  • Day145

    Las Vegas

    March 12, 2019 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 14 °C

    Spiele, Shows, Shopping, Party und Essen...
    und vielleicht Hochzeit feiern. Und was man sonst im Amerika ja nicht darf: Öffentlich auf der Strasse Alkohol trinken. Im 24-Stunden-Betrieb. In dieser Stadt, die für die Touristen gebaut wurde.
    Mein nächstes Ziel: Los Angeles.
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    Paola Ronchetti Stank

    Hast du schon gespielt? Und gewonnen??? 👋🏻


    😀ich hab meine Moneten verfressen und hatte leider, leider keinen müden Pfennig mehr übrig zum Spielen😀

    Francoise Martinides

    Hallo Irmgard, der Gran Canon ist absolut imposant. Richtig kribbelig, dein Heli-Rundflug. Landschaftlich total faszinierend, die roten Felsen und die Gesteinsschichten. Schön, dass du das Geld in Las Vegas für feines Essen ausgegeben hast. Ich hätte das auch getan. Für Los Angeles hast du ja die Adresse von Ueli Hügli. Er würde sich riesig freuen, wieder einmal schweizerdeutsch zu sprechen. Und er ist sehr gastfreundlich! Hat ein grosses Haus und viel Platz. Seine Frau Judy stammt ursprünglich aus Hawaii. Wünschen dir einen guten Flug nach L.A. und toi, toi, toi für deine Weiterreise! Grüsse Ueli herzlich von uns! Es liebs Grüessli vo Markus und Françoise

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  • Day12

    Las Vegas Tag 1

    June 10, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    Nach unserem Abendessen mit Spitzenplatz auf der Terrasse des Beer Parks sind wir auf dem "Strip" spaziert. Es waren Menschenmassen unterwegs, der Wahnsinn. Klar, es war ja auch Samstag Abend. 🙈 Schräge Vögel jeden Alters, halbnackte Menschen, Junggesellenabschiede, Frauen komplett im Brautkleid und an jeder Ecke bekommt man einen Atemzug Cannabis ab... 😳😳😳 Wir haben noch einen Abstecher ins hauseigene Casino gemacht nur um zu schauen, dort probieren wir heute einmal unser Glück. 🤑
    Ziemlich müde sind wir ins Bett gefallen.
    Am nächsten Morgen ging's los auf Erkundungstour mit den sogenannten Hop on, Hop off Bussen. Das Wetter ist mega hier und die Temperaturen gut heiss, so dass der Fahrtwind eine Wohltat war.
    Natürlich sind wir am Hard Rock Cafe raus und sind im Shop erstmal unsere Dollars los geworden. 😂
    Gegen später fuhren wir nach Downtown ins alte Vegas. Ein paar Hotels haben wir von innen angeschaut, sooooo schön 😀 und die Shopping Meilen erst, ein Traum für den der's mag. 🙊
    Auch Downtown hat der Bär gesteppt, ohne Witz Mallorca/Ballermann ist Kindergarten gegen hier!!!😎 Es gab ein klasse Rockkonzert in der Fremont Street, dort hat es uns super gut gefallen. 😊
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    Martina Zeiner

    Coole Bilder🤩Das ist was ganz anderes als die letzten Tage😉Seid ihr auch mit der🎢gefahren?Und was ist das für ein Schlössle mit den bunten Türmen?LG die Zeiners💗💖

    Sandra und Micha on Tour

    Achterbahn sind wir nicht gefahren. Das Schlössle ist das Hotel Excalibur. Siehst du auf den letzten beiden Bildern die Seile oben am Himmel? Dort kann man sich einhängen lassen und im Sitzen oder wie fliegend auf dem Bauch gleiten lassen. Das würde mir gefallen! 😅 LG, Sandra

    Silke P.

    Wahnsinn... So viele Leute, Farben, lichter.. Wie im Fernsehen... 😁😁 Habt ihr auch mal gewonnen im Casino? 🤑🤑LG Silke


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