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North America » United States » Arizona » Grand Canyon September 19th 2019

I could not help but make note of this list of "buckets" to avoid. I have often felt this way about some of these, while I think others are definitely worth the experience. Leaning Tower of Pisa-skip it! Niagara Falls-have not been, but should have skipped Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Surfing in Bondi-I do not surf. Swim with dolphins in New Zealand-never thought of doing this! Venice gondola-stinky, and just very disappointing. Everest Base Camp-never, but been to Nepal, and seen Everest from above. Loch Ness, Scotland-I was too busy golfing St. Andrews, Carnoustie, Troon. Carnival Rio-would love to experience this! Rio was great even without it. Route 66-drive, cycle or walk at least part of it, but not the whole route. Bali beach hopping-might be fun. Seychelles castaway-not ... read more
Peak Bloom Day 2013
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Famous City Lights Bookstore

North America » United States » Arizona » Grand Canyon September 8th 2019

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North America » United States » Arizona » Grand Canyon June 12th 2019

In Arizona gibt es ja wie in den restlichen USA viel Werbung für höhere und teure Bildung. Da freue ich mich immer wieder, dass ich einen kostenlosen Universitätsabschluss in Deutschland habe. Gestern habe ich nach dem Frühstück den Grand Canyon besichtigt. Dabei war ich zuerst am Besucherzentrum und bin dort zu einem Aussichtspunkt. Da es noch relativ früh war, war auf der gesamten Fahrt am Canyon entlang nicht so viel los. Ich habe an einer ganzen Reihe von Stellen angehalten und Fotos gemacht. Am Desert View Point hat die Straße eine Biegung vom Canyon weg gemacht und ich bin wieder Richtung Lodge umgekehrt. Später habe ich dann noch im Restaurant eine Southwest Bowl gegessen. In Phoenix hatte ich ja schon eine Burrito Bowl. Vielleicht ist das ein Nationalgericht in Arizona. Am gesamten gestrigen Tag hatte ich ... read more
Der Grand Canyon.
Der Grand Canyon.
Am Desert View Point.

North America » United States » Arizona » Grand Canyon June 11th 2019

Gestern Vormittag habe ich nach dem Frühstück Phoenix verlassen und bin nach Norden gefahren. Dabei war es zunächst noch wüstenartig und bergig, bevor vor Flagstaff wieder Wälder auftauchten. In der Stadt habe ich geparkt, bin etwas herum gelaufen und habe einen Eiskaffee getrunken. Hier führt auch die Route 66 hindurch. Danach bin ich auf kleineren Straßen zu meinem Ziel, dem Grand Canyon Village gefahren. Dort habe ich in meinem Lodge (kein Hotel) eingecheckt und einen Elch-Burger gegessen. Man hat mir auch schon gesagt, dass das Internet hier schlecht ist, und deswegen habe ich auch weder die Tageschau noch die letzte Folge der Sky-Serie "Chernobyl" sehen, noch meinen tägliche Travelblog hochladen können. In meinem Zimmer gibt es auch keine Klimaanlage, sondern nur einen Ventilator an der Decke. Aber zum Glück hat es tagsüber nicht mehr als 30 ... read more
In Flagstaff.
Bei Flagstaff hat sich die Vegetation geändert.
Bei Flagstaff hat sich die Vegetation geändert.

North America » United States » Arizona » Grand Canyon October 31st 2018

I came from Fredonia, Arizona on US 89A and quickly turned South on the paved road that was BLM on FS 22. After about 20 miles of the BLM paved road the North Kaibab FS 22 turned into a scenic dirt road with small canyons with trees. Forest Service 22 is usually well maintained all the way from Fredonia to the paved AZ Hwy 67. Driving up and around on this good dirt road was half the fun. I passed the FS outpost of Big Springs where I think they rent out secluded cabins. I turned South on FS 425 for about twenty miles on a fair dirt road to FS 292. (FS 425 turns East on a beautiful route, but is a serious four wheel drive.) I had a serious one lane uphill for about ... read more
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North America » United States » Arizona » Grand Canyon October 22nd 2017

Blog 10-22-17 The Grand Canyon We worked hard at staying warm this morning with the electric and the propane heaters running, the temperature was 27 degrees outside and 50 inside. There was no anticipating this cold snap, it had been 78 in Flagstaff yesterday, who would think we would have such a change in the weather. There were too many artificial lights to see any meteors besides I couldn't stay out long anyway. The sun did warm the air up quickly and by 9 am it was 50 degrees. Watson was bright eyed this morning and wanted to go for his walk but it had to be a slow, short walk because he needs to rest his leg. He did limp on it this morning and the pain pills make him sleepy so he can get ... read more
one of the observation areas. That is smoke in the background from a prescribed fire.
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North America » United States » Arizona » Grand Canyon October 21st 2017

blog 10-21-17 Page, AZ to the Grand Canyon, AZ by way of Flagstaff Today was one for the books. It started by getting up at 6:15 am to get out of the campground and to the lube place to get the oil changed in the motorhome. It was just a little over 3000 miles since last done and this was a perfect opportunity to get it done because we were leaving Page to go to the Grand Canyon and we knew there wouldn't be a shop there. We had checked out the shop before going and knew they opened at 8 so we wanted to be there early. It was 7:58 when Ginnie pulled into the driveway and I was driving the car and close behind. The attendent motioned for Ginnie to pull into the bay ... read more
they stretch for miles
heading south on 89, really neat rock outcroppings
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North America » United States » Arizona » Grand Canyon June 10th 2017

Today was our first rest day. We packed up and headed off before anyone turned up at the office so accommodation last night was free. Our destination today was the Grand Canyon. We had to drive about 200kms to get there but was it worth it!It's hard to put into words the scale of what you are looking at. It even takes you eyes time to adjust to the images you are seeing. From south rim to north rim of the canyon is 10 miles and it's a mile deep. And all of this was created by the Colorado River. The visitor centres were great and provided heaps of information on how the canyon was formed. For instance snow melt that would fall into cracks during the day and then refreeze overnight would help slit the ... read more
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North America » United States » Arizona » Grand Canyon October 27th 2016

I guess the Grand Canyon is so well known, published about, photographed and so forth, that I have to admit I was a little disappointed when I took my first peek over and from the south rim of the Canyon itself to find that on this occasion, my expectations were fulfilled, and neither exceeded nor disappointed. Yes, I know, I am a very difficult customer to please. Don't get me wrong, it is spectacular, overwhelming almost in its vastness, and certainly a feast for the eyes. I think I just expected it to be bigger and grander than everything I had hitherto been led to believe it would be. It was a one day drive from the campground we stayed in the night after we left Death Valley. That drive took us through Las Vegas itself ... read more
City in a desert, Las Vegas through windscreen
Hoover Dam
Hoover Dam wall, just outside of Vegas and en route to Grand Canyon

North America » United States » Arizona » Grand Canyon September 20th 2016

Som vi så på vejsudsigten i går blev det en regnvejsdag i dag. Det har regnet mere eller mindre hele dagen indtil vi kom frem til Jacob Lake Inn, 40 miles nord for Northern Rim af Grand Canyon lidt over kl. 15. Vi har vist alle sovet godt i nat, Karen og Kurt i en seng så stor de kunne blive væk for hinanden og jeg lå i en fortrinlig dobbelt udtræksseng i vores lille stue. Jeg synes jeg registrerede engang i nat at det regnede og ganske rigtig, da vi stod op lidt over seks, hang skyerne lavt og det regnede en smule. Morgenmad ved sofabordet, pakning af bil – denne gang lavede vi det sådan at bagsædepassageren sad i venstre side, da vi nu skulle østpå og dermed havde udsigten på venstre side. Op ... read more
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