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Nevada

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  • Day4

    Early day - Reno - Fallon

    August 1 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

  • Day5

    Nevada - just huge!

    August 2 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

  • Day33

    A pitstop in Nevada

    October 10 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

  • Day34

    Day 34 - Into The Valley (of Fire)

    May 25 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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  • Day119

    Las Vegas (USA)

    January 18 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    Der wohl verrückteste Abschluss einer solchen Abenteuerreise...LAS VEGAS!!!

    Mit unserer kleinen San Francisco Reisegruppe sind wir nach Las Vegas geflogen und konnten noch anderthalb Tage vor dem Start unseres großen Kick Off Events (und meines ersten Arbeitstags 🙈) diesen verrückten Ort Mitten in der Wüste Nevadas genießen.

    Einen größeren Unterschied zu Kuba konnte ich mir nicht aussuchen. Um das Gehirn mal wieder ein wenig wach zu rütteln und langsam wieder an das normale Leben zu gewöhnen, hab ich mich im 108.Stock des Stratosphere Towers erst in die Achterbahnen gesetzt und anschließend den Sprung aus 285m gewagt - joa, kann man machen...

    Abends hab ich erst meine Kollegen beim Zocken unterstützt und für mein Glückshändchen Trinkgeld bekommen, das natürlich gewinnbringend eingesetzt wurde 💰💰 wurde allerdings anschließend auch wieder in der Mall investiert 💸💸

    Das Kick Off Meeting war natürlich lang und anstrengend, aber unglaublich toll...insbesondere alle Kollegen hier wieder zusehen 😍 gibt schlimmere erste Arbeitstage!! Und Cinderella hat auch ihren zweiten Schuh wieder gefunden in den riesen Wynn Hotel 🙈😂

    Das war es nun endgültig: gleich geht der Flieger nach Düsseldorf und dann sehe ich meine Familie nach genau 120 Tagen wieder. Ich freu mich natürlich, steige aber wirklich auch mit einem großen weinenden Auge ein.

    VIELEN DANK FÜR ALLES!
    DANKE für die Möglichkeit, DANKE für eure Unterstützung, euer Verständnis, eure Unterhaltungen, aber auch den Abstand, DANKE für die vielen tollen Menschen, die ich kennen lernen dürfte, DANKE für die tollen Orte, DANKE für das Glück, das mich begleitet hat und DANKE für Euch!!

    Adios Sabbatical, hello Reality again!! SEE YOU SOON WORLD!! 🌎
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  • Day145

    Las Vegas

    March 12 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.

  • Day12

    Las Vegas Tag 1

    June 10 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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  • Day22

    Unser letzter Tag in Las Vegas

    October 1 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    Unsere übrige Zeit haben wir heute noch ein bisschen zum shoppen im Outlet von Las Vegas und natürlich beim Harley Dealer genutzt 😂

    Und wir haben es endlich geschafft ein Foto von uns vor dem Las Vegas Sign zu machen 🇺🇸 ☺️

    Jetzt sitzen wir am Flughafen und bevor es bald zum Boarding geht nutzen wir die Zeit um unseren vorletzten Blogbeitrag zu schreiben 🤷‍♀️
    In unserem letzten Blogbeitrag werden wir dann noch ein paar Zahlen und Statistiken unserer Reise zusammen fassen 🤗
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  • Day56

    On the way towards Death Valley

    August 17 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 29 °C

    🇺🇸
    Desert 🌵 it is!
    Driving out of Las Vegas towards Death Valley 🏜 National Park shows you just the desert. There is nothing but heat and dry earth for miles and miles.
    Finally we arrived at our AirBnB - a caravan in Pahrump close to the National Park. The place - a luxury caravan - is absolutely lovely. Besides the desert around, our host decorated the place around the caravan super classy! A little bar and a pool build a kinda beach party area perfect for the hot dry weather. She even has “swimming air stuff 🦄”.
    We made ourselves a delicious salad 🥗 inside the little luxury kitchen and sat outside enjoying the stars 😍.
    BTW the setting reminds us of a Tarantino Movie 😅

    🇩🇪
    Wüste 🌵 nichts als Wüste.
    Auf dem Weg Las Vegas in Richtung Death Valley 🏜 Nationalpark gibt es nichts anderes als Hitze und Wüste über Kilometer und Meilen.
    Schließlich kamen wir zu unserem AirBnB - ein Luxus-Caravan in Pahrump in der Nähe des Nationalparks. Unser Heim für die nächsten zwei Tage ist ein luxuriöser Camper Van, der Mega stilvoll hergerichtet wurde. Neben der Wüste, die uns umgibt, hat unsere Gastgeberin den Platz um die Caravan herum super stilvoll dekoriert! Eine kleine Bar und ein Pool bilden eine Art Beach-Party-Bereich und Sommer feeling und sind perfekt für das heiße, trockene Wetter. Sie hat sogar diese Luft schwimmenden Tierchen 🦄.
    Abends haben wir uns einen köstlichen Salat 🥗 in der kleinen Luxusküche zubereitet und draußen gesessen und dabei die Sterne genossen 😍.
    P.s. ein bisschen wie ein Tarantino Film Set 😂
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  • Day6

    Mitten in "Kanada"

    July 12 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 32 °C

    Unsere Anreise zum Yosemite ist so unglaublich Facettenreich, dass wir teilweise glaubten, in Kanada oder Neuseeland zu sein. Zwischendurch mussten wir einfach anhalten und die Aussicht genießen. Wenn einem dann beim Fotografieren zwei Harley-Fahrer entgegenkommen und lieb grüßen, weiß man, dass man alles richtig gemacht hat! 😍Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Nevada, NV, ነቫዳ, نيفادا, ܢܝܒܐܕܐ, Nevada suyu, نوادا ایالتی, Штат Невада, Невада, নেভাডা, ནེ་བ་ད།, نیڤادا, Νεβάδα, Nevado, نوادا, Nui-fà-tha̍t, נבדה, नेवाडा, Նևադա, Náevadạ, ᓂᕚᑖ, ネバダ州, ნევადა, ನೆವಾಡಾ, 네바다 주, Nivata, Nevadda, نئڤادا, Неваде, നെവാഡ, नेव्हाडा, နီဗားဒါးပြည်နယ်, नेभादा, Naʼazhǫǫsh Hahoodzo, Невадæ, ਨਵਾਡਾ, नेभेदा, نیواڈا, Newada, நெவாடா, รัฐเนวาดา, Nebada, Néwada shitati, Невад, נעוואדא, 內華達州, 内华达州

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