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Riverside County

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  • Day12

    12. Tag - Nach Küste kommen Palmen

    October 23 in the United States

    Heute Morgen mussten wir uns vom Meer verabschieden. San Diego wird bis zur Abreise aus den USA unser letzter Ort an der Küste sein.
    Nach dem Einkaufen machten wir uns auf den ca. 230 km weiten Weg nach Palm Springs. Dort fuhren wir zu den Indian Canyons, wo wir im Andreas Canyon und im Palm Canyon spazieren gingen.
    Schön zu sehen waren die Gegensätze aus Felsen, Bachläufen und Palmen.
    Mit dem Auto ging es weiter nach Desert Hill, wo uns mal wieder ein Outlet vor die Füße fiel. Doch heute wurde nur für Family & Friends geshoppt.
    Ein paar Orte weiter, in Indio, ist für heute unsere Unterkunft gebucht. Auf dem Weg dorthin konnten wir die hiesigen Geschwindkeitskontrollen beobachten. Ein Helikopter beobachtet aus der Luft den Verkehr auf der Autobahn und gibt den Polizisten am Boden, die am Highway-Rand stehen, die Daten des Sünders weiter, der dann angehalten werden kann. Verrückt, die Amerikaner!
    Nach einem Abendessen bei Sizzlers geht es heute mal etwas früher ins Motel.
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  • Day11

    Across to California

    October 29 in the United States

    Up at 5am, dropped off the car and headed to the airport. Checked in with no dramas, and our flight was on time. All good. Flew cross-country with Alaska which are actually a proper airline, so we had reasonable seats and an actual meal! Schnitzel behaved himself this time except for one time when a little girl ran down the aisle and he barked at her. We were also the luckiest people on the plane! It was a full flight so we had a person next to us, but as soon as the seatbelt sign went off she spoke to a stewardess and moved up to first class, meaning we had a spare seat! Score.

    Landed in California where it was thankfully much warmer than the north-east. Picked up our car for the next six weeks and hit the freeway. First stop was lunch at In-N-Out Burger which I'd rank below Five Guys but above Shake Shack. A couple more hours of freeway driving across LA and out into the desert where we arrived at Palm Springs. This is basically a retirement city for California's gay population, though we only worked that out after retiring.

    Quite a pleasant town and we had a nice meal on the main street in the evening air. Though I ordered the "appetiser" size of nachos which turned out to be a baking tray sized serve, about two inches high. I spent the next couple of days digesting it.
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  • Day23

    Joshua Tree National Park

    October 30 in the United States

    The Joshua Tree is a Yucca on steroids, they grow about an inch a year so deserve a little respect, along the lines of you should respect your elders and like most old folk they’re a mite prickly and why not, I get cranky at just about everything now so after two hundred years or more I’d be ropeable.

    Speaking of old fools, we drove across the Mojave Desert to visit this incredible place and on walks in the desert I noticed some beautiful cactus and said to Rhonda “wow! those spines look sharp” while putting my hand down to feel them... wack!!! Oooooch! After the pain subsided my hand went numb, so finally my brain had some company.

    The camp sites are right in the middle of the best parts of the park, a dumb idea if you are trying to protect these areas but brilliant for experiencing the place.
    Again we went walking in the desert, straight out our door from where we were camping. This was in amongst ancient stands of Joshua Trees and many other beautiful plants that take a serious approach to protecting themselves.
    Now though maybe the brain is a little numb I’m still no goldfish so can remember past the last 3 seconds, in fact I can remember back to the Mojave Desert and to leave things that look sharp well enough alone.
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  • Day32

    Yoshua Tree Nationalpark

    October 2, 2017 in the United States

    Unser letzter Nationalpark den wir in Amerika besuchen konnten. Yoshua Tree ist ein wenig kleiner als die bisherigen Parks in welchen wir waren. Den Namen trägt der Park und die Region wegen des Baumes den Ihr in den Bildern seht. Den Baum gibts in diversen "Auswüchsen" und er ist ein wichtiger Teil der Wüste, damit die Tiere bei ihm Schutz und Nahrung finden. Wir durften zum Abschluss noch einmal einen wunderschönen Campingplatz erleben und das Campingleben mit Lagerfeuer, Gaskocheressen und Zelten geniessen.Read more

  • Day6

    Wednesday night

    October 18 in the United States

    Decided to have the house special (prime rib for $10.95) so fronted up at the restaurant for a party of one, and while I was waiting Leonie was lining up for a party of one too, so that was good timing. I met Leonie at the party, she used to own the Big Table in the central market, so has known Jeanette and Gypsy for ages. So we had dinner, shared a bottle of wine, which was lovely after all the spirit drinking that goes on, and had lots of laughs and then retired to the bar for a couple of the $5 Margheritas, then I realised I better get going as I was meeting Gypsy, Jeanette and Marlis (Gypsy’s step mum) at 10pm for the Magic Mike show.

    Magic Mike show was so much fun, again we had the best seats in the house and it was very close!!
    Home straight after.
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  • Day6

    Thursday

    October 18 in the United States

    Early start for us, but getting this crowd together takes some doing, by 11.30 we were on our way to Palm Springs.

    The scenery was so amazing through the whole drive, but it was a long 5 hours. But rewarded with a beautiful resort rich in history. A couple of hours poolside recharged the batteries and then a change and out to dinner. All very nice with a shared bottle of Pinot noir between 5 and then a reasonably early night, 10pm. Very healthy!Read more

  • Day20

    Coyote Ugly

    October 19 in the United States

    Die Gunst der Stunde (der Empfang auf dem Berg) wird genutzt um mal wieder ein Lebenszeichen abzusetzen. Nach einem schönen Grillerchen gestern Abend und bereiteten wir uns auf die Nacht auf dem White Tank Campingplatz im Joshua Tree Nationalpark vor. Am sehr zeitigen Morgen wurden wir von Kojotengeheul und -gebell geweckt. Nach dem Frühstück startete unsere Tour zum Erklimmen des Mount Ryan.Read more

  • Day21

    Halbzeit!

    October 20 in the United States

    Die Hälfte der Reise ist nun schon vorbei. Wir verlassen den Joshua Tree Nationalpark und einen der coolsten Campingplätze bisher, dessen Platz wir letzte Nacht mit Con, Adam und Angie aus San Francisco und Wisconsin geteilt haben. Wir hatten einen lustigen Abend und ein reichliches Frühstück mit den Amerikaner und haben einige Parallelen aber auch Unterschiede zwischen unseren Ländern feststellen dürfen. Nach einer weiteren kleinen Kletterei am Arch Rock Trail nahe unserem Campingplatz fahren wir nun weiter nach Lake Havasu City in Arizona.Read more

  • Day9

    Driving to Joshua Tree National Park, Ca

    April 12 in the United States

    Today was our first real driving day and we were driving with our new and awesome roof bag. We packed up our gear and drove 3 hours east. We said goodbye to our friends who were enjoying the pool on a warmer afternoon.

    We had a 3 hour drive but before we reached our destination we saw the signs for Palm Springs, California. We met some Rv'rs at the KOA and they said to have a stop there, so we did, but Elisa couldn't remember why. As soon as we pulled into the little town, we saw the Aerial Tramway.

    The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway—the world’s largest rotating tram car—travels over two-and-one-half miles along the breathtaking cliffs of Chino Canyon, transporting riders to the pristine wilderness of the Mt. San Jacinto State Park. Once you reach the Mountain Station—elevation 8,516 feet and a was about 5 degrees.

    As we are traveling before tourist season, just at the beginning of Spring, we were able to walk right unto the next tramway. It seemed to be a very busy area during season as there was A to J parking lots. We parked in A. Palm Springs seemed to be a small town that was built around the Casino. There didn't seem to be anything else.

    The air up top was brisk and Pristine. We weren't wearing the correct clothes so we were only able to walk around for about 20 min, but there were miles of hiking trails up top. We also couldn't stay long as we needed to get our tent up before dark.

    We made it to Blackrock Campground in Joshua Tree National Park. The day was extremely windy as we drove, and the wind in the top of Mt. San Jacinto sounded like a freight train was coming through and the wind still did not let up as we put up the tent and made dinner.

    It was a cold windy night and Brandon seemed to be the only one who slept as he was all rugged up in a onsies, flannel pjs, sleeping bag and fleece blanket.
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  • Day16

    Palm Springs

    October 10 in the United States

    Leider mussten wir den Lake Havasu schon wieder verlassen. Es ging nach Palm Springs . Ca. 6h Fahrt durch die Wüste. Wir machten einen Halt im Joshua Tree National Park. Tolle Landschaft !
    In Palm Springs schauten wir uns Downtown an und gingen etwas essen.
    Dann ging es im Dunklen noch im Pool vom Campingplatz schwimmen. So schön warm und entspannend!Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Riverside County, مقاطعة ريفيرسايد, Ривърсайд, রিভারসাইড কাউন্টি, Kantono Riverside, Condado de Riverside, Riversidei maakond, Riverside konderria, شهرستان ریورساید، کالیفرنیا, Comté de Riverside, ריברסייד, Riverside megye, Ռիվերսայդ շրջան, Contea di Riverside, リバーサイド郡, 리버사이드 군, Riverside Comitatus, Riverside, Riverside Kūn, Comtat de Riverside, Hrabstwo Riverside, رورسائڈ کاؤنٹی, Comitatul Riverside, Риверсайд, Округ Риверсајд, Ріверсайд, رورسائیڈ کاؤنٹی، کیلیفورنیا, Quận Riverside, Condado han Riverside, 河濱縣

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