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North America » United States » California » San Diego July 13th 2014

Första natten gjord i tältet och det funkade. Bodde brevid typ E4 så levde om endel men sov rätt gott iaf. Fick dela tält med Paul. En tysk. Så han är rätt taggad för fotboll idag. Spelas kl 12 på dan i california tid. Nu påväg till San diego zoo för att se lite pandor osv. Får se när/om jag får upp nå bilder. Får inte ladda upp med WiFi:t vi har i bussen. Kanske imorn då vi har hotell i läs Vegas. ... read more

North America » United States » California » San Diego July 12th 2014

Träffat gänget nu. Verkar riktigt trevliga! Sju stycken blev vi. Från nya zealand, Australien, japan, England och Tyskland. Guiden är från usa såklart. Sett holywood i morse och nu är vi påväg till San Diego för lite bad och sol. Typ 30 grader och sol här. :) Riktigt taggad!... read more

North America » United States » California » San Diego » Oceanside July 11th 2014

Day3/Day4 Day 3-Sven and I decided to wake up and go for a mountain bike in an old familiar spot. Now, I have only done a few easy rides and I am still getting comfortable, hence the eagerness to practice in a known location to Sven so he could talk me through the trail. While things were going well and we were having fun, the sun was getting hot. Sven talked me through our last tactical part and we were home free, almost. As I set up to attack the whoop in front of me with full speed, I hit the breaks to slow down and slide out on some sand, lost control of my bike, I put my foot down to catch myself but it did no good. I rolled my ankle, then rolled the ... read more
The wait after crash
Swollen foot
Relaxing poolside... W cake


Day 2- Made it to Redondo beach,Ca to spent some quality time with my 85 year old Nana. We went for a scenic beach walk, followed by breakfast. Later on, Sven and I rode bikes down the beach and played in the waves and each proceeded to get a mean sunburn. My Aunt Lauretta and youngest cousin, Roxi came to catch up with us as well. We set out to Oceanside,Ca to visit Sven's Mom, step dad and brother, Johnny. Johnny will soon be deployed to Afghanistan and let me try on some of his gear. Needless to say, keep him in safe thoughts as he sets out to support our country. We love you Johnny, see you in a few months.... read more
Sven in the waves
Beachin' it
Lauretta and Roxi

North America » United States » California » San Diego June 5th 2014

Dawn got an email special offer on the Grand Hyatt in San Diego so we decided to make that our summer vacation. The deal was through Travelocity so I booked the air, hotel, and car on that site. We got a non-stop flight on United from Houston and with the two hour time difference we were able to take-off in Houston at 11am and land in San Diego at noon so that gave us half a day to get in some sight-seeing. The Grand Hyatt is beautiful. It is right on the bay next to Seaport Village which is a nice touristy shopping and dining development. We had a nice view from our room of the bay, the pool, and the city. We still hadn’t had lunch so we walked right across the street to Seasons ... read more
The view from our room at the Grand Hyatt
Dimitri, Dawn, and Alex at the Hotel del Coronado
Flamingos at the San Diego Zoo

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North America » United States » California » San Diego April 20th 2014

Hallo zusammen. Wow, ist schon einiges passiert seit dem letzen Blog Eintrag! Zuerst einmal, es geht uns allen sehr gut, wir geniessen die Zeit hier miteinander und nehmen einen Tag nach dem Anderen. Was ist passiert? Nach SFO sind wir weiter in den Süden gezogen, nach Santa Cruz / Monterey / Watsonville. Hier hatten wir einen wunderschönen Campingplatz mit riesiger Auswahl an Kinderspielplätzen (Klettertürme, Sprungkissen, Pool, etc.) Auch zu unserer Freude hatten unsere Nachbarn auf dem Campingplatz zwei Kinder im Alter von 3 und 5, perfekt für Justin. Mit Baggern, Schaufel und sonstigem Spielzeug ausgerüstet, kamen die Kids direkt auf Justin zu. Sie haben sich von Anfang an gut verstanden. Justin redet heute noch gerne von “seinen Freunden”. Auch wir haben mit Ihnen am Abend am Campingplatz Marshmellows "S'Mores"grilliert und Geschichten ausgetauscht. Nicht zu vergessen sind ... read more
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North America » United States » California » San Diego » Hillcrest April 15th 2014

What a wonderful trip. For us two weeks was good. Getting tired of hotels and eating out! Last day in Christchurch weather was very nice sunny, and warm like San Diego. Hotels we stayed at were all pretty decent hilton and sofitel were very nice and made the trip luxurious when we needed it. wine excellent. food not too bad ,nothing spectacular. Mostly the cafés pretty good for food and people watching .mostly students from all over the world working as wait staff hiking on their off time. Expensive here though eating out very expensive. Hotels average prices as on states car rental and gas r high. Save a Lititle bit of NZ money for small food , drinks in airport, most vendors chArge fee if u use credit card for purchase. Farewell to our friends ... read more
bungy jumping off the Sky Tower
meet up with our niece in Quuenstown
at the Albatross Conservatory in Otago Penisula

North America » United States » California » San Diego » Hillcrest March 30th 2014

getting ready for trip to New Zealand, First stop is Auckland, where an old friend of mine from Sarasota Memorial lives now. arrive on April 3. Staying in Auckland for 4 days, hope to play golf and see the sites there. on to wellington, queens town, doubtful sound, dunedin and christchurch before heading back home! Enjoy my trip.... read more


I am so grateful for the travel agent for messing up my flights as I have had such an awesome time in San Diego. It really is a great city and so easy to get to the beach as well, it has it all! Well, accept good public transport but this seems to be a running theme in America. I have been terrible at keeping my diary over the last 3 weeks so I'm going to have to just try and recap what I've been up to from memory. When I last wrote I was going to Balboa Park which I believe is bigger than Central Park and home to lots of museums. Brogan and I managed to get into the Photographic Art Museum for free and it was amazing. My favourite exhibition was the one ... read more
Pet walking
La Jolla
La Jolla

North America » United States » California » San Diego » La Jolla February 23rd 2014

The emotion associated with leaving people and the place that you have lived for the past 20 years is of course huge, but this blog is not about that personal side of events, but rather about what comes from motorcycling to clear ones head for what lies ahead in life. This blog is about a 2500 mile motorcycle trip and what happens on the way. Its about the sheer joy of motorcycling through the ups and downs that occur on any long trip and the people that share that trip with you. The trip today is all about route 8 east which I joined from route 67 having left Poway (where I live for now) by what I would call the back route - that is away from the coast. It strange to be traveling the ... read more
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