Thanksgiving 2012 In Death Valley.
November 29, 2012

Some months ago we decided to spend this year’s Thanksgiving long weekend in Death Valley, for 2 reasons: we love that desert and it would be a good test for our new camping set-up. For some months Stephen had been working on installing and fine tuning everything in and on the car. The roof top […]

Death Valley
June 10, 2011

On Friday, May 27, we set off from Emeryville around 3:45pm to start our Memorial Day weekend trip to Death Valley. We’d only decided this just over a week before and were lucky to still find accommodation in Death Valley Nat’l Park. Or maybe luck had nothing to do with it and not too many […]

Brokeoff Mt and Ponderosa Way
September 8, 2010

Labor Day long weekend: hiking, 4WD and Sacramento. We went back to Lassen Volcanic Nat’l Park to knock of Brokeoff Mt. which is the high point of Tehama County, CA. There are 58 counties in California, with 56 high points (2 are on borders). We liked the trail to the summit of Brokeoff very much. […]

Lassen Peak and Shasta Bally Trail
August 23, 2010

Here are some photos of a nice weekend away. On Saturday we visited Lassen National Park. We drove around the Park and hiked to the top of Lassen Peak. Sunday we went 4WD’ing in the vicinity of Whiskeytown Lake. We used the book ‘California Trails – North Coast Region’ by Peter Massey et al. We […]

Yosemite in Winter.
February 19, 2009

We went to Yosemite for the President’s Day long weekend and stayed at the Ahwahnee Hotel, which is rapidly becoming my favorite place to stay there. The whole Valley looked magical in the snow. Yosemite was inscribed on the Unesco World Heritage list in 1984 photos

Magda op bezoek – augustus 2008
August 26, 2008

Caroline’s ma was op bezoek van 14 tot 25 augustus. De weekends deden we uitstapjes in en rond San Francisco. Van maandag tot vrijdag bezochten Caroline en Magda Yosemite National Park en de wijnstreek van Napa Valley. Yosemite was inscribed on the Unesco World Heritage list in 1984 Hier zijn wat fotootjes.

Geert in the USA
June 5, 2007

My friend Geert, from Gent – Belgium, came to visit for 3 weeks. I took him on 2 roadtrips and in between he spent time in San Francisco. Our first roadtrip took us from Pasadena (LA), via bits of Route 66 to Lake Havasu City in Arizona. From there we drove to Flagstaff, AZ and […]

Weekend in Yosemite National Park
October 31, 2005

We set off from San Francisco around 4pm; got caught in a bit of traffic; stopped for dinner in our favorite stopover in Groveland and arrived at Yosemite Lodge around 9pm. Although we booked very last minute (as usual) we were fortunate to get a room in Yosemite Lodge in the Park. All the previous […]

North America Road Trip
Sterlin goes Off-Road, UT
October 3, 2004

Today we visited Canyonlands National Park. Instead of taking the paved roads, we decided to take one of the 4WD only roads. This enabled us to get away from the crowds and access great views of the Colorado River. The trip started out down a rather simple sand road. Although, the ranger had told us […]

A Touch of Wyoming, Colorado and Utah
October 2, 2004

After Mt Rushmore we continued to Devil’s Tower, WY – a close encounter of the best kind! We then left the cornfields of Wyoming for the Rockies in Colorado. ‘Rocky Mountains National Park’ was worth the drive-through. We stopped in Georgetown, about 40 miles west of Denver to visit Eric and Lisa, whom we met […]

North America Road Trip
Mt Rushmore and Crazy Horse, SD
September 28, 2004

After several days of driving through cornfields (and believe me, all cornfields look alike), the Black Hills of South West Dakota were a very welcome sight. Somewhere between the cornfields of Iowa, we did manage to find a ballpark and the ‘Field of Dreams’ movie site. Today we visited Crazy Horse Memorial, which they have […]