Blogs from California, United States, North America - page 5


Notre dernière semaine à Irvine a été bien chargée. Les 2 premières nuits sont passées à l'hôtel en raison d'un détermitage de notre maison d'hôtes (pas de photo dispo de la tente recouvrante). Seb a assisté Lundi matin à une séance de simulation animée par son collègue lyonnais Maxime (professeur d'anesthésie résidant ici depuis 6 ans, contact grâce auquel le stage de simulation a été possible). Une visite de l’hôpital est programmée le Jeudi. Seb était ravi d'assister à un debreafing en "anglais francisé" :-) Lundi après midi direction Balboa Island, une île artificielle "conseillée". Rien de particulier à visiter. On se ballade sur le bord de mer (les maisons rappellent vaguement les canaux de Venice beach) puis direction la rue principale bordée par les nombreux magasins chics de souvenirs, on sympathise avec des chiens sans ... read more
Mannequin HiFi

The plane ride over here went well, it was completely full no free seats at all. Overall I really liked San Francisco. The central city isn’t that interesting, but places like Fishermans wharf are much more exciting, with lots of cool and unusual shops, such as a magic shop, a puzzle shop and a decorations shop, including Christmas and Halloween decorations. SF is very expensive, I didn’t realise til I got here but SF has the most expensive land prices in the US, even higher than Manhattan. A house like in Mrs Doubtfire will cost between 4-5 million dollars, some property rentals are as much as $170,000 a year! The hotel I have is a bed, and a walkway just big enough for a mouse! There are lots of help wanted signs here, I think people ... read more

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 July 13th 2014

Heute bis um 07.00 h ausgeschlafen, dann nach dem Frühstück noch ein wenig spazieren und dann den WM-Final Deutschland - Argentinien im Zimmer geschaut bevor wir an den See gingen. Später noch unsere Wäsche gewaschen und am Pool etwas gelesen. Am Abend zusammen noch ein 20-Dollar Menu (für 2 inkl. Getränke) genossen bevor wir uns in unser Zimmer zurückgezogen haben.... read more
Schon Weihnachten?

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


The past four days, we have been exploring Yosemite National Park. The pictures below do not capture the true beauty as seen by the human eye, but hopefully they will give you some idea of the wondrous grandeur of this place. "As long as I live, I'll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing. I'll interpret the rocks, learn the language of flood, storm, and the avalanche. I'll acquaint myself with the glaciers and wild gardens, and get as near the heart of the world as I can." - John Muir... read more
Inspiration Point (Tunnel View)
Enjoying the view
Arch Rock

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

Ja då var man framme i LA efter ca 31 timmars restid. Enligt klockan bara 24, men fått flytta fram den åtta timmar. Gick bra till Heathrow, men väl där blev planet till NY försenat fem timmar. Fick dock en voucher på 10 pund (130 kr) så kunde köpa middag. Hann med att se ett slagsmål i en rulltrappa pågrund av förseningen, så det va ju spännande iaf. Väl i Ny skulle jag ta mig mellan Newark och Jfk flygplats, men eftersom jag landade mitt i natten gick ingen transfer. Så fick bli taxi. För 120 dollar(!). Planet från jfk till LA gick vid sex på morgonen så kunde inte vänta heller. Ska höra sen om reseförsäkringen täcker det... ;o Såg Big ben från planet när vi skulle landa på Heathrow, så nu kan man checka ... read more

This morning, we drove from our Oakhurst hotel back to the south gate of Yosemite to see the Mariposa Grove of Sequoia trees. We took the tram tour (rather than hiking a couple miles up and back)--we found out that this will be the last year the tram will run because they want to take out the roads to restore the grove to its natural state. After we left Yosemite, we got some fresh Califonia fruits and nuts from a roadside stand to enjoy as Steve drove us back to our San Francisco airport hotel. Oh, and we found an IN & OUT BURGER drive-through in Merced--one of Laura's favorites, seems to be unique to California. Steve & Dana took the rental car back and got a taxi ride from the airport auto rental place back ... read more
Faithful Couple--two Sequoia trees fused together at their bases
Laura in front of a Giant Sequoia

Long day today--Steve & Dana tried for some sunrise pictures at 5 a.m. on the California coast, then after breakfast, we all headed on the 4 hour drive to Yosemite. Absolutely breathtaking views that photos can't give it justice--at least not my photos. Saw as many highlights as we could in one afternoon, then drove south on the winding Wawona Road at elevations of 5,000 feet to our hotel in Oakhurst.... read more
Sunrise at Lover's Point--Pacific Grove
Steve looking out on Monterey Bay at Lover's Point
Sunrise at Lover's Point

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