Morro Bay, California

From our base in Paso Robles, we drove for a one day excursion to the coast to see the area of Morro Bay and Montana de Oro at the Central Coast of California. It's always awesome to see the sea again.. the smell, the atmosphere.. ahh.. As usual, again through the fog in the morning... Continue Reading →

Paso Robles and the Wineries

From the Mountains of Kings Canyon we drove South-West close to the coast in Central Coast California to El Paso de Robles (short Paso Robles), which is famous for its Californian wine. It's a beautiful little town with lots of very good restaurants and of course tons of wineries around, where you can do wine... Continue Reading →

Kings Canyon National Park

Kings Canyon National Park and Sequoia N.P. belong together. You can visit both together, although it's quite a drive and most people visit Sequoia only. We did enjoy Kings Canyon N.P. even more than Sequoia, as it has much less people and you'll find in the beginning of the Park some Sequoia trees as well... Continue Reading →

Sequoia National Forest & National Park

Sequoias are monstrously big trees with a beautiful brown-orange bark. Idealistic as we are, we actually thought Sequoia National Park is a forest just with these trees. But as unique as these trees are, Sequoia N.P.  is a "normal" forest, as we know it from Switzerland, but with some wonderful Sequoia trees in it. So,... Continue Reading →

Lake Isabella

If you want to get further West from Death Valley, you'll have the Sierra Nevada infront of you. As we are still early in the season, the Sierra Nevada is still full of snow and the roads over it are closed. So we needed to turn south, driving through the Owens Valley (with Owens Lake),... Continue Reading →

Death Valley II

The second Blog to Death Valley National Park is featuring Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, Scenic Drive of route 190, Mosaic Canyon hiking trail, Panamint Valley and Father Crowley Point.  At Father Crowley Point the US military did some jet training. That's a point where they fly deep into the canyon, so that you can even... Continue Reading →

Death Valley: Thunderstorm below Sea Level

We crossed the state line from Nevada to California in the backcountry.. there wasn't even the typical welcome sign and we drove into Death Valley National Park. Death Valley, the epitome of deadly dry and hot climate.  Not if you travel with Sarah! 😂 Rain and a thunderstorm was giving us the probably most rarely seen... Continue Reading →

Valley of Fire, Nevada

From Utah we drove further West to the state line of Nevada.. the casino state. First thing you see entering is tons of Casino's. And some advertising for cannabis, as it got lately legalized. We went off grid in the Valley of Fire. A wonderful state park with exceptional stone colors, rare wildlife and lots... Continue Reading →

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