Category: Travel reports

Great Lakes – Canada

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Our first big round begins to close slowly. After Route 66 and Chicago we spent a nice but very cold night on the shore of Lake Michigan. The fire warmed us far into the night and we were so engrossed in a conversation that we didn’t even notice the raccoon in the 5 metre distant jeep raiding our food supplies. We noticed the ensuing opossum at an early stage and so the hungry animal had to search the wide open space in the dark forest without getting hold of any bite. Read More

Route 66 – New Mexico to Chicago

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After the cold of Arizona, New Mexico welcomed us fresh and humid. We no longer followed the backroads through remote parks or Indian reservations eastwards, but tried to follow Route 66 as closely as possible. The remaining time from the visas, the weather with snow and cold from the Rockys made this very obvious. Read More

Westwards – to Arizona!

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Yes, it snowed in El Paso and we witnessed this rare event. The young salesman in the shop asked us in passing what we Swiss are actually doing here in this extreme corner of the USA and also said that the weather would soon get better again. Read More

Southern New Mexico

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In El Paso, or more or less north of the city center, we set, purely symbolically, our foot the first time over the Rio Grande.
Immediately afterwards we went back again and again we drove through the westernmost tip of Texas to get to southeastern New Mexico, where there are certain strange things to admire. Read More

Rio Grande

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Our stay, at the bottom of the southeastern corner of Texas, right next to the hotly disputed border to Mexico, became very pleasant in spite of all reservations and the expulsion (see also the travelogue “Gulf of Mexico”). One could write many stories about the illustrious society on our camping site and nevertheless all would have the same background: freedom and independence. Read More

Gulf of Mexico

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(….a short reminder: With our defective jeep – the clutch couldn’t be operated any more – we landed at Presley’s Outing, very south of Mississippi.)

Lynn Presley from the outing of the same name gave us a pre-Christmas present with the “Switzerland-Day”. We had a whole 6 days free house, or better said a caravan at our disposal, he organized the car repair, the towing service and did much more for us, as if we were old friends who would give each other the last one. On the first evening we were allowed to enjoy a very good dinner in his restaurant – free to choose! When we spoke to Lynn Presley about his hospitality, he said it was short and dry; it was the same in the southern states – simply down-to-earth and a big open heart. Read More

Florida – Alabama – Mississippi

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The days in the far south were soon counted, although the tourist offer leaves nothing to be desired and there would still be a lot to offer for a longer stay. But even the campsite in Key-West was a different price range for the budget than usual and was in another area already at hotel level. Read More

Florida!

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…zigzag along the east coast to the south.

We had to wait a long time for this moment; we had frozen a lot and experienced rain in considerable quantities. Now we are there, in the sun state of the USA and the reception was, after the high cloud cover in southern Georgia, very friendly and the sun gazed mischievously behind the clouds at times. Read More