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 !