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
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 !!
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
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 !