Day 18: Lake Tahoe

After a refreshing night in Elko, NV we continued our trip, heading for lake Tahoe.

We had Bufallo Wild Wings for lunch, and pancakes for dinner.

We rented a hotel in South Lake Tahoe, CA, with a hot tub!!!

Just a couple of pictures, enjoy!

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Have a good night! We’re going to play some pool.

-Nicky & Kristof

Day 15–17: Driving to Yellowstone, and Yellowstone National Park

On Thursday, 19th of July we left our friends in Topeka, KS. We want to thank them for having us! Thanks guys!

Driving northwest to Yellowstone we visited the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, (you guessed it) CO.

Some pictures:

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We then drove off to Thermopolis, WY, went to the hot springs there, 104 degrees, there is a time limit of 20 minutes, but in that kind of water, that’s about 2 minutes too much Open-mouthed smile.

Also had dinner there (way too much of course Open-mouthed smile):

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We slept in Cody, WY.

The next day we saw the beauty of Yellowstone, and its geysers:

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Slept in West Yellowstone, MT that evening, in a 100 year old hotel with shared showers and shared restrooms (!!!).

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The next morning we had awesome breakfast, pancakes smothered in butter and syrup, an egg and bacon!

We then went back to Yellowstone to swim at the Mammoth Hot Springs.

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The hot water enters the boiling river, giving it an awesome temperature! Natural hot tub!

While driving to the west entrance of Yellowstone we were greeted by elk (?) and a huge bison!

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We then drove off to Elko, NV.

Have a good one,

-Nicky & Kristof

Day 7–14: Staying at a friends’

Nicky and I stayed at a friends’ place for a week, visiting some friends, went to a museum, bowling, zoo, shopping (Smile with tongue out), and went shooting!

A few pictures:

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Cow farms in Texas (while driving to Topeka, KS).

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I wonder what happened at this grain lifter.

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Me doing what I do best. Nothing…

The Salt Museum, 650’ below…:

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See you next time.

-Nicky & Kristof

Day 6: El Malpais and Pecos monument

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This day we went to see an arch in sandstone, and walked on lava (cold lava!)

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Something maybe about this rattlesnake. I asked somebody if the snake was poisonous. He said no. I went to pull it’s tail to pick it up. And then it start rattling its tail. Stupid me!

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Beautiful arch in the sandstone!

The walking on cold lava:

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Then we drove off to Pecos where we saw ruins of an old pueblo:

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After that we had dinner in Santa Fe, NM where, after a steak we decided to just go to a motel. We drove 100 yards, walked to our bed and fell asleep!

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See you next time!

-Nicky & Kristof

Day 5: Bearizona, Meteor Crater Petrified Forrest Nat’l Park

What a long day. We went to a drive through zoo in Williams, AZ. There we saw black bears, wolves and a nice bird show.

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After that we continued to Meteor Crater, AZ. A big hole in the ground basically, created by a meteor from outer space (the vessel I used to arrive here, but don’t tell anyone!!!)

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Then we drove off to Petrified Forrest Nat’l Park, and we saw a train!

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Petrified Forrest itself is pretty amazing, just to learn how those logs were petrified (they must have been afraid!).

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On this picture you can clearly see the hole of the branch that was on the log before it died. Nicely preserved!

A motel was needed. We went to bed early!

Have a good one!

Nicky & Kristof

Day 4: Grand Canyon National Park

After a refreshing night in Page we took off to the Grand Canyon, our opinion one of the most impressive natural structures we’ve seen.

Before driving there we took a stop at the Horseshoe bend overlook, where the Colorado River acted up and took a corner instead of going straight! What a magnificent view!

Here are some pictures:

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Then we took off to the Grand Canyon itself. However many scenic views presented themselves, so I couldn’t refuse, and we took way too many stops Open-mouthed smile

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A stop in Tuba city replenished our hunger, and while driving back we stopped at some dinosaur tracks where some shady Indian ripped us 10$ off Angry smile but it was worth it, here are some pictures, according to him, around 250 million years old. You can see claws, dinosaur poop and eggs (the tiny gray bulbs in the ground):

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Another scenic view:

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Then we finally hit the Grand Canyon where we drove around, walked around and were just plain baffled. Pictures:

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Then we drove off to Flagstaff!

That’s all folks!

-Nicky & Kristof

Day 3: Zion National Park

(again one day too late, but we needed our sleep Open-mouthed smile)

So we went to Zion, a national park surrounding the Virgin River.

Not so much to tell about what we saw, we think that pictures explain more than a thousand words Open-mouthed smile

After Zion we continued to Page where we were greeted by an awesome thunderstorm (scroll down for pictures)

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Ants!!!

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Road to Brice Canyon

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Mule deer

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Virgin River

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Beautiful waterfall #1

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Beautiful waterfall #2

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Nicky and me under the waterfall (light prevents you from seeing the water, sorry)

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One of the habitants of Zion.

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I had warm feet!

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Driving away from Zion

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Nicky eating corn!

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Storm coming!

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Lake Powell, where the storm was at.

Have a good one!

-Nicky & Kristof

Day 2: Victorville, CA to St. George, UT

After a refreshing night of sleep and a real American breakfast with toast, coffee with vanilla and waffles with maple syrup we decided to head off to St. George, to get to Zion National Park.

While driving there we passed by Ghost Town, an abandoned town that’s now a tourist attraction.

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Nicky was locked up over there:

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And me, as always, was searching for a bed. This one was too dusty though:

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Then we took off again in direction of St. George.

Driving there we saw a vehicle upside down, probably due to the aqua planning. Lot of rain at a certain point!

An hour later we stopped at this scenic view:

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Arrived at St. George, we stopped at some shady motel where I’m now about to conclude this post, brush my teeth and go to bed. It’s been a long day!

Have a good one!

What a trip!

(this should have been posted yesterday but we didn’t manage to get it online).

So after a trip with the train, and a flight to Atlanta, another one to LA we managed to pick up our car and drive off to a motel.

The train went well, all on time. Then the airplane, went well too apart from our luggage pickup in Atlanta. There was an obstruction in the luggage system causing ours to arrive way too late, we had to run for our connection to LA.

After we landed in LA we went for our bags, and Nicky’s bag wasn’t there. Because of the previous delay it didn’t got on the flight in time, so we had to wait another ~60 minutes to pick up hers.

After that things went better, we went to pick up the car, we actually got the mustang Open-mouthed smile, we drove off to some motel in Victorville, CA!

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Nicky on the train

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Me on the train

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The Mustang!

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Nicky in the motel