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    • Day10

      Death Valley

      July 21, 2022 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 35 °C

      Nachdem uns gestern Abend the one and only David Copperfield verzaubert und begeistert hat, hieß es heute Good Bye Vegas. Wir starten unseren RoadTrip mit unserem Dodge Richtung Westküste. Um kurz vor 9.00 Uhr gings los. Wir fuhren ca. 1 Stunde bis die Landschaft immer vegetationsarmer wurde, von Zivilisation ganz zu schweigen...willkommen im Death Valley. Die Wüste ist bekannt als eine der heißesten, trockenen und tiefsten Wüste der Welt. Sie liegt 86 Meter unter dem Meeresspiegel und deshalb staut sich dort die Hitze mit Rekordwerten ( bis zu 56°Grad ) Es war wirklich sehr sehr heiss. Wir haben 2- 3 mal angehalten um ein paar Fotos zu schießen und haben es nur kurz draußen ausgehalten um dann schnell wieder in das klimatisierte Auto zu steigen. Viele Menschen waren hier auch nicht unterwegs. Ausser an den wenigen " Sehenswürdigkeiten " trafen wir auf andere Touristen. Ach ja und zwei Erlkönige haben wir gesehen, vermutlich der Marke Mercedes. Der Nationalpark wird von der Autoindustrie oft genutzt, schließlich können Mercedes, Porsche, Ford & Co ihre künftigen Autos unter Bedingungen testen, die im Alltag härter nie sein werden.
      Kurz vor Ende des Tal des Todes flog noch ein Kampfjet über uns hinweg was uns kurz einen Schrecken einjagte.
      Als wir um kurz vor 14.00 Uhr wieder Zivilisation sahen waren wir froh,dass wir den Park hinter uns lassen konnten.
      Wir steuerten die Stadt Bishop an, wo wir für die kommende Nacht ein Motelzimmer gebucht haben. Bishop stellt sich als kleine typisch amerikanische Kleinstadt heraus, unser Zimmer ist okay, nix besonderes aber es gibt einen kleinen Pool den Charly gleich inspiziert. Nachdem wir im Ort befindlichen Laundromat unsere doch schon erheblichen Wäschberg gewaschen haben, essen wir noch eine Kleinigkeit und dieser Tag ist auch schon wieder Geschichte.
      Morgen geht's in aller früh weiter Richtung San Francisco mit Zwischenstop im Yosemite Nationalpark.
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      Weiterhin gute Fahrt.Denke immer an die Krimiserie Die Straßen von San Francisco😎 [Helmut]

      7/22/22Reply
      Traveler

      Das Lollibild mit Ronny wird erwartet. 🍭 Macht weiter so. Liebe 🫶 Grüsse an Charly , Fussel war gestern da und hat was gefressen. Aber gesehen hab ich ihn leider nicht . 😘

      7/22/22Reply
       
    • Day114

      Pahrump

      January 13, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 10 °C

      Heute sind wir nach Pahrump gefahren. Es ging die ganze Zeit durch die Wüste. Einen kurzen Stopp haben wir in der Geisterstadt Amboy gemacht. Dort gab es außer einer Tankstelle nichts und das Motel und die Schule die dort standen, waren heruntergekommen und verlassen.
      Danach waren wir noch an einer großen Sanddüne. Außerdem gab die Wüste mit ihren Bergen viele schöne Fotomotive und auf der ewig lang geradeaus führenden Straße konnte man natürlich auch coole Bilder machen 😎
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    • Day16

      Pahrump in der Wüste

      January 13, 2019 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 7 °C

      Heute sind wir durch die Mojave-Wüste gefahren und haben bei riesigen Sanddünen die Landschaft bewundert. Auch unterwegs war es immer wieder so beeindruckend, dass wir ständig für Fotos anhalten mussten. Richtige Wüste eben: klare Luft, weite Sicht und wenig, was da wachsen kann.Read more

    • Day31

      Day 30 - Viva Las Vegas!

      May 22, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 8 °C

      Woke up in the wonderfully named town of Pahrump, Nevada. I caught with the news & was disappointed to see that the British pound is now at a record low against the US dollar. Perfect news for a 3 month road trip. Luckily, Jackie had used her BlueLightCard last night & saved well over $100 for a 3 night stay in The Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas...every bit counts!

      I got ready & at 8.30am I toddled down to reception to get 2 free cups of coffee. It was funny to see that there was already (or still) people playing the machines in the Casino & puffing away on their fags.

      After checking out of reception, we drove over to the Laundromat opposite & fed the machines with 25 cent coins. It was like being back in the Casino again, they paid out the same amount!

      We drove out north of town & eventually found our next point of interest, Coffin It Up. Apparently they made exotic coffins to order. When we got there we found it to be a private house with a fence round it & a macabre, hopefully fake, graveyard in it’s grounds. I got out to take a couple of photos & saw the sign that said ‘Private Property. Trespassers will be Violated. Survivors will be Shot’.

      Now lunchtime, we stopped for a burger at Sonic America’s Drive in. We were impressed & will have it again over a McDonalds. Next stop on the agenda was brothels!!

      We drove out into the middle of nowhere, primarily to see an (in)famous brothel called The Resort at Sheri’s Ranch, which is owned be an ex-homicide detective, Chuck Lee & was previously known as The Original Sheri’s Ranch Brothel. It was fine, but not a great deal to look at.

      Next door, however, was ‘Yes, The Best Little Whorehouse In The West’. It was The World Famous Historic Chicken Ranch,which proudly advertised itself as ‘Voted #1 Nevada Brothel of the Year’.

      We parked up outside it & actually it looked more like a brothel theme park. More signs advertised ‘Free Tours & Gift’ and ‘The Leghorn Bar & Souvenirs’. By the front door there was a novelty cut out of a lady & a cowboy for you to put your head on for a photo, regrettably we didn’t. I also noticed that there was disabled parking spaces. Men & Women were welcome, but we didn’t go in.

      Instead we drove the the 60 odd miles to Las Vegas. Our 1st stop was the ‘Welcome To Fabulous Las Vegas Nevada’ sign. There were a hundred plus people there, many in a long queue to have your photo taken immediately in front of it by a volunteer photographer. We chose not to wait & took our photos at the side.

      We then drove along The Strip (not so impressive during daylight hours) & on into Downtown Vegas. We passed the World Famous Chapel of the Bells, the Little Vegas Chapel (that did Elvis 🕺 weddings), the Little White Chapel & Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel to name just a few. They were all next door to each other on just one street.

      Our next stop was the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, the scene of one of my favourite TV programmes by the same name. There was no filming going on, but we were allowed to go into the still operational pawn shop to look around & buy stuff or souvenirs. Next door was Chumlee’s Candy shop & Rick’s BBQ Joint. It is now a massive money making enterprise & the main ‘stars’ are now multi millionaires.

      We then drove to the kitsch Flamingo Hotel & self parked (if you’re too lazy you could get a valet to do it for you). It was now just after 4.00pm & the queue to check in was horrendous. I queued in the long check-in line, whilst Jackie attempted to speedy self check-in. She just beat me, but didn’t have the bonus of chatting to an English woman who had just flown in from Gatwick for a wedding & behind her an elderly mother with a Down Syndrome daughter who had driven down from Wyoming to see the Donny & Marie Show playing in our hotel. Apparently they lived in the same small town as Donny & Marie’s mother.

      After asking for help, we finally made it to our room #5056, which I would describe as tasteful, but minimalistic. You’re not supposed to sit in your room in Vegas, so we didn’t. A quick shower & we were out.

      We wandered around our hotel trying to get our bearings & looked at the outdoor flamingo park in the middle. We then hit The Strip & turned down The Linq Promenade, which was new since we had last visited. It was full of bars & had the High Roller (Vegas equivalent of the London Eye) the end. We chose a bar for a beer & to do some people watching. As it’s said ‘Anything Goes in Vegas’ & dress sense certainly does. People were wearing literally anything. The worst offenders were overweight girls wearing way too skimpy outfits & it wasn’t a pretty sight.

      Next stop was The Bellagio which we strolled through, but hadn’t really changed since before. I’m my opinion it is too posh for Vegas. We circled the giant lake outside & timed it right to watch the fountain show, played to My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion.

      We then did Caesars Palace, but our timing were all wrong for the Fall of Atlantis fountain show. Now hungry we returned to The Linq Promenade & selected Off The Strip, a bar & grill. We were shown to our table & then a rather surly waiter took our drinks & food order.It took several attempts to establish that they only served Heineken beer on tap & then only by the pint. Not a great start, then he plonked our cutlery down as he passed.

      We waited at least 15 minutes for a drink & contemplated walking out, but eventually he plonked down our 2 beers with a large head. I was not impressed & I’m sure my face said so. He then reconfirmed our food orders & completely had Jackie’s wrong. She ordered salmon & he thought she wanted a cheeseburger! He was definitely not getting a tip.

      10 minutes later & weirdly out of the blue, our waiter came over with another waiter who gave us 2 pints of beer free of charge & said he was our new waiter, who turned out to be over friendly. Our new waiter soon brought my gnocchi (which he pronounced with a Ker) & Jackie ‘s salmon. All very nice. The check arrived with it’s suggested tips of 18%, 22% or 25%. Not a chance, we left about 8% & did a runner.

      We returned to our Flamingo Hotel & Jackie took to the machines again. We only had $10 cash, because the hotel ATM was charging $9.99 fee! I found a good old fashioned fruit machine that took our $10 & we could play at 1 cent a spin. We had 1000 credits. This was my type of gambling, but we struggled to make a dent in our credits, so we joined the high rollers & started playing for 5 cent a go.

      The absolute bonus was that a cocktail waitress asked if we wanted a drink. I told we would but couldn’t tip her, but she didn’t mind, so she brought us a bottle of beer each. Result!! That was us done for the night.

      FITBIT = 17,165 steps / 7.97 miles.

      Song of the Day - Viva Las Vegas by Elvis Presley.

      Bonus Songs of the Day :-

      A Little Bit Country - A Little Bit Rock ‘n Roll by Donny & Marie Osmond
      My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion
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      Traveler

      Mate if you get a chance there is a ghost town called Nelson about 30 mins away. Full of old cars and film props, well worth a visit and it’s free!

      5/22/19Reply
      Simon and Jackie Annals

      Brilliant. I like free! Any tips are welcome. Hope you are keeping well. Cheers Simon

      5/22/19Reply
       
    • Day42

      Hoover Dam, Nevada

      May 23, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

      We left Kingman, heading north towards Las Vegas. We stopped at Hoover Dam. The tours were closed but we were able to go on the visitor centre and walk along the top of the dam. Temperature was getting hotter as the day went on. We spent about two hours here. We then headed off past Las Vegas. We were considering riding up the strip but the traffic was too heavy and the temperature too hot. We carried on, reaching Pahrump late afternoon.Read more

    • Day177

      Pahrump, NV

      May 9, 2021 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 82 °F

      Crystal and I were inseparable many MANY moons ago. It was at that age where bad choices were fun and consequences didn’t matter. Thankfully, we both survived. It’s been a decade or so since we last saw each other in person but that bond is still there. A little older and a little wiser this time. She now owns a wellness center. She treated me to a spa day there. Not only did I get a goodie bag of natural healing items but I also got treated to spa services like none other. Loved our short but sweet time with this beautiful spirit. So glad she found her calling.Read more

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