Category Archive: Blogs on the Big USA road trip

Day 20 – San Francisco

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For one of the first times on this trip we ventured out for breakfast. Up until now we have had ‘Continental’ style in our hotel. But with Ash and Jo (our adult children)… Continue reading

Day 16 – Hoover Dam and Lake Mead

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Hoover Dam Today’s first attraction was to the Hoover Dam. Completed in 1935 designed to block the Colorado River and provide low cost electricity to the region, it’s amongst the tallest dams ever… Continue reading

Day 19 – Oakhurst to San Francisco

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California Left our mountain trail Hotel in beautiful sunshine. It would be our last view of the mountains and the miles of fir trees. A quick re-arrangement of our clothes before we left… Continue reading

Day 18 – Mammoth Lakes to Oakhurst vía Yosemite

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California Left our Motel in Mammoth Lakes on a cold but lovely morning. Mammoth Lakes is a really nice small tourist town with wooden lodges creating the mountain county atmosphere. This area is… Continue reading

Day 17 – half way point, Las Vegas to Mammoth Lakes, via Death Valley

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Nevada to California Today is a landmark and a kind of sad day, we have reached our half way mark of this amazing tour. Although we still have so much to look forward… Continue reading

Day 15 & 16 – Viva Las Vegas!

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So having struggled with adjectives to describe the stunning scenery over the last two weeks, I am now struggling equally to describe this city. I have to be honest I am not a… Continue reading

Day 15 – Grand Canyon to Las Vegas vía Williams and Hoover Dam

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Arizona to Nevada Sunrise over the Grand Canyon An early start to see the sunrise over the Grand Canyon was a once in a lifetime thing I just had to do. I don’t… Continue reading

Day 14 – Tuba City to Grand Canyon Village

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Arizona Last night’s dinner was interesting as we both tried local Navajo dishes. Can’t say I would be in a hurry to try them again. A popular fry bread seems to accompany everything… Continue reading

Day 13 – Gallup to Tuba City vía Monument Valley

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New Mexico, Utah and Arizona Left Gallup and the Route 66 to head on our way to Arizona. Taking the US491 road up through Buffalo Springs to Shiprock, we were going through the… Continue reading

Day 12 – Route 66 Sante Fe to Gallup via Albuquerque and Grant

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A nice lazy morning in our little Casita, set in the historic region of Agua Fria in Sante Fe, established in 1840. This area was set around Camino land and reminded us so… Continue reading