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Back in San Francisco

Around sunrise I woke up and I happily parked next to a Starbucks. I went there for a cappuccino and internet. After I checked the mail and updated the blog I continued the trip to San Francisco. I really enjoyed driving the last miles to San Francisco and listening to some of my favorite songs on the radio. It was one of those moments that I have more these months: complete happiness! 🙂 Read the rest of this entry »

On my way to San Francisco

I woke up at the seaside and took a quick shower at the campingplace. When I walked back to my car I saw a park ranger writing down the plates of all the parked cars. I waited till he was gone and then drove away without problems, but was a little worried if he would send a ticket via mail or so. A little later I met an American lady and talked about my worries, but she said they normally don’t do that, so I would probably be fine. I enjoyed the seasight and continued my trip via the coast. Read the rest of this entry »

Driving around in Hollywood

Before I left Vegas in the morning I took another look at it from the 11th floor of the parking lot. I realized again that I had found a very nice ‘hotel’ here in the middle of Las Vegas. It’s interesting how everything always looks different in the morning, also Vegas. It was more quiet now and there were less people outside. A big difference with last night. Read the rest of this entry »

An Irish night in Las Vegas

If it was because I had I red wine with diner last night or that I was just very tired, I don’t know, but I slept better than I did in a long time. Completely rested I woke up just after sunset. I crossed the street to visit a nice breakfast-restaurant. They served superdelicous pancakes for breakfast, something I really like about America. 😉 After breakfast I went to the Kolob Canyon to see some more red rocks and then I drove in the direction of Las Vegas, a long road through the desert. Read the rest of this entry »

A slower day

Although I planned to sleep in this morning I already woke up around sunrise. I think I’m starting to get in the rhytm. I actually really like this dayrithm, waking up earlier in the morning. I might even try to keep up with it when I’m back home in a little more than a month. Anyway, I started driving again while the sun was rising, which gave a nice view over the valley I was crossing. It was still covered with smoke from a fire or mist from the morning. Read the rest of this entry »

Sunrise at the Grand Canyon

This morning the alarm clock woke me up again about an hour before sunrise. For some kind of reason I couldn’t find the sleep last night, so I was happy to start a new day. It was still dark outside, but I knew that would soon change. When I opened my bedroom door, what is actually my car door of course, two Japanese guys walked in my direction and asked where the best view was. I told them where to go and that I would be there soon too. Read the rest of this entry »

Broke but happy at the Grand Canyon

About an hour before sunrise I woke up (I had set my alarm clock). Just before I started driving, another staffmember of the resort walked by and wished me a good journey. His colleague of last night had told about me and so he also knew that I stayed at the parking place. I think this was one of the best parking places I stayed with my car so far: someone that wished me goodnight and someone that wished me good morning, that’s a nice service! 🙂 Read the rest of this entry »


Last night I showed my photos to Pete (Jennifers dad) and while I was looking back at all my pictures it really felt like a dream. I realized again how much I’ve seen in the last couple of weeks. Some things I even almost forgot or it looked like it was years ago. It’s just that I have so many awesome experiences here and I see so many beautiful places. I realized that if I could, I would do it again immediately. Read the rest of this entry »

Weekend in the mountains

This weekend in the mountains was fun. At friday-afternoon we left for a two hours drive to the mountains. We arrived at a big resort with many wooden cabins, a swimmingpool, a hot tub, a game-hall with pool-tables, pingpong-tables and more like that. This weekend was organized by the church where Jennifers parents go to and was only for guys. We were with I think about 300 guys from all ages. Read the rest of this entry »

Traveling makes you love your passions even more

Today was another relaxed day. We hang out at home and went to a big mall in the afternoon. I already visited a big mall with my friends Elma & Rick in Washington DC, but it was fun to see one again. It’s something you don’t have in the Netherlands in this size. Many restaurants and shops in one superbig building. Read the rest of this entry »