April 2015 USA

Tucson Arizona, Gran Canyon & Las Vegas, Nevada, Visalia, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Santa Monica, LA, California

first stop Tucson Arizona - landed at 10 p.m. and the first sight was the mega cactus and the warm air


Arriving at Hotel Double Tree by Hillton and had a big lovely room tuesday evening April 7 





very nice food and a beautiful bunch of flowers from our friends Donelle and Tom and Toujours ! a big thank you !!


party time - Mexican music and "get to gether" a super evening



Jette and Gina - so nice to meet people in person whom you  have only met on FaceBook

and the judging began  thursday starting with Sweeps





Robyn Wallis from Australia judging the regional (below)



                             Toujours                                       and Tom showing Christian around in Tucson



Relaxing by and in the pool in the heat !

Dog yards in the shadow


I loved the water


the difference between the Grand BGV  and the Petit BGV  Iva and Janice with their dogs  and Iva with her coffee

Iva  with her GBGV  and    Janice her  PBGV


More food


         trimming Toujours                                   and our view from the Hotel balcony

watching the regional judging and enjoying company with new friends ! hello Isabella, Iva, Robyn, Bev and Jette


party time the last evening                                 Donelle and Tom


and the raffel --- a lively event !!


Eric being very brave and collecting a lot of money for health reseaarch


    and I was talking a bit in my best English ;o))         Tom taking us to the car rental at the Airport in Tucson !


Breakfast at McDonalds - very good and healthy Oatmeal and juice and coffee  !  -

                                                                                                               and our car  for the next days 3000 km                                       


above map over Arizona

          we visited a lot of beautiful places                     here the red mountains before arriving to Williams




very nice lunch on the way in Sedona the city of the red mountains


In Williams  Route 66


the hotel in Williams served a lovely breakfast -- but it took 45 minutes before we had it ;o(

before we could leave and drive to Grand Canyon (50 minutes drive)


Grand Canyon  is GRAND !



Hug your hound health T-shirt  and Jette in Grand Canyon



a big nice hotel in Grand Canyon


Grand Canyon                                               and Chr. with his new PBGV cap !


nice shops in Williams Route66



old men at motorbikes and suvenier shops in Williams Route66





driving  to Las Vegas -  Breakfast here on Route 66




Hoover Dam  hot hot


Las Vegas below


a bite of lunch                              and going to a show


                                                                           indoor painted roof like the sky


nice food and drinks before the show


we drove thru Death Valley after Las Vegas



it was nice and hot and fantastic to see   


in the Restaurant/bar where we had lunch a lot of old movie posters on the walls




Below Hotel in Visalia in California on our way to San Francisco



and again a McDonalds breakfast

Arriving in San Francisco


Chr.  at the entrance to Pier 39 below




Bubba Gump a very lively nice restaurant with the best sea food - schrimps in 100 ways !


Chr. at Pier 39



         seals in hundreds                                             and a lovely tile in a shop on Pier39

A bus tour around San Francisco






Visiting Golden Gate Bridge


Bubba Gump Again

Below Day 2 in San Francisco

we took the bus and stopped right before China Town and found a French breakfast restaurant Le Boulangerie


the gate to China town

and after walking thru Chinatown  we took a taxi to Castro




where we had a nice lunch in a gay bar




and the tramp back to Fishermans Wharf where our hotel was situated, right by Pier 39

below waiting for the boat to take us around the harbour

Under the Golden Gate Bridge


Having a Margerita on board - ummmm very tasty !!


we came much closer to Alkatraz than here at this photo - and it was ofcourse interesting to see


and again Bubba Gump !!


lovely food

kids fun at Pier39

and now going down along the coast on Route A1



Visiting Solvang - the Danish city - only 8 miles from our route - so had to !





H C Andersen museum og dronning Margrethe var også repræsenteret



a cold drink and farewell to Solvang !

Our hotel in Santa Barbara below very nice sitated by the sea







not Bubba Gump



and  below our hotel in Santa Barbara



        leaving Santa Barbara                              from my carwindow at Malibu Beach

   Below arriving in Santa Monica


  Our Hotel is behind the trees up the little hill    -  spending  the afternoon on the beach  Venice beach



healthy  lunch


a fine hotel along the broad walk by the sea

having a beer  in a beer bar meeting nice people on the sunday where they played Beach Wally every sunday



a beer bar right  by the Pier


very tasty pizza


and red wine


at Santa Monica Pier

Above a very nice breakfast restaurant in Santa Monica

Below on a bus tour in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Hollywood, Universal Studios


The Hotel where Julia Robertson hang out over the balcony in the film Pretty Woman


Jette and Christian

what a huge tree


Hollywood and Beverly Hills


to the left the place where the Oscar event takes place 

  I have the same size as Grace Jones ;o))

Elvis car below

Below our hotel in Santa Monica - a very nice place



and Santa Monica has a Bubba Gump too !  jubiiiiii   (below )


below a very famous carousel  below from the film "The Sting" 

above map over California

and after  a wonderful  trip in any way we could pick up the dogs again 

home sweet home with the sweeties - who were so fine after nearly 3 weeks in the kennel !

- and our Bobby stayed with Lars, Vibeke and Kayla living not far from us !