[Photo TR] My California and Nevada tour

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Postby Eric_Smith » Sat Apr 28, 2007 1:16 pm

robbalvey wrote:Aww, it's a bummer you didn't finish this Photo TR. It was really good! Seems like it might have gotten overlooked by a bunch of other things going on at the time, but if you get a chance to do your national park or Vegas photos, that would be awesome!

(I'd add them to the TPR Photo TR's listing too!)

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I was just thinking the same thing. This TR was sooo cool(and good) :)

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Postby hemmy » Sat Apr 28, 2007 5:32 pm

My parents brought me on so many trips when I was young to Disneyland and the Magic Kingdom I practically grew to dislike Disney parks, but I almost have a renewed spirit to visit them again!

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Postby coastered » Sun Apr 29, 2007 1:28 am

robbalvey wrote:Aww, it's a bummer you didn't finish this Photo TR. It was really good! Seems like it might have gotten overlooked by a bunch of other things going on at the time, but if you get a chance to do your national park or Vegas photos, that would be awesome!

(I'd add them to the TPR Photo TR's listing too!)

--Robb

I did not know you guys liked my report, there was only one reply on the first part of my report.
But if you like it, I will try to finish this report soon.
The only reasons for me that I did not finish it allready was the problem with my computer, Some things going on at my work and the trip/holiday planning for this years holiday.
But I also comletely forgot about this topic.

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The report:

5 sep: - Drive through Joshua Tree National Park to Lake Havasu

Today it was a long drive from our campground in San Diego to the next campground at Lake Havasu.
The only stop we made today was at the first National Park we were going to visit during this trip. It was the Joshua Tree National Park.
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The visitor center, where we had our lunch break.
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Skull Rock
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Matia, our crazy italian trekleader
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The first Joshua Trees of the day.
This is not a tree, bur a cactus.
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a walk into Hidden Valley
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A giant joshua tree
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Postby coastered » Sun Apr 29, 2007 2:15 am

6 sep: - Drive from Lake Havasu to Grand Canyon

Because we arrived very late at our campground at Lake Havasu, we only had time to put up our tents and have dinner.
There was no time to enjoy the view.
But this morning we woke up early and had a beautiful view of the lake. But this is not a real lake, only a part of a river.

After having breakfast we went to Lake Havasu City we we had some time to take a look at the famous London Bridge, which was an old bridge out of the city of London in Great Britain.

Next was a drive to our campground near the Grand Canyon. Matia told us that he knew a great place to enjoy the sunset. But during this drive it became more and more cloudy in the sky and we saw rain and thunder in the distance.
We all wanted the sun to shine again, but it stayed clowded the rest of the day.
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Our tents near the lake.
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The beautiful view.
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The London Bridge in Lake Havasu City.
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The Grand Canyon around sunset.
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Some people doing scary things.

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Postby coastered » Sun Apr 29, 2007 2:26 am

7 sep: - Spend whole day at Grand Canyon

Luckily we also had the next day to enjoy the Grand Canyon, but today it was also very clowded and cold.
So again we were not lucky to se the sunset at the Grand Canyon.

First we all went to the visitor center, were we wanted to see the Imax movie about the history of the Grand Canyon.
Than we had time to do some hiking or make a helicopter flight above the canyon.
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A small display at the visitor center
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The Grand Canyon
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A monument for some guy who was the first to explore the river in a boat.
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Me, livin' on the edge
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Can you see the Colorado River??
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A bit of sunshine.
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The girls and Matia were happy to survive the helicopter flight.

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Postby Sticky Nicky » Sun Apr 29, 2007 8:02 am

I have enjoyed all of your different segments and it looks like you are having a lot of fun. Nice Work and keep them coming.

BTW, I have been a member for a year this past week.

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Postby coastered » Sat May 05, 2007 1:36 am

8 sep: - Drive along Route 66 to Las Vegas

Yes today would be my first day to visit Las Vegas :b

But first we had to wake up early for a historic drive along the famous Route 66. We visited places like Seligman (Arizona), with the worldfamous "Delgadillo's Snowcap Drive-in". This snackbar is famous for the jokes of the owners, like the doorhandle on the wrong site and the worlds only real airconditioned toilet. The other town we have visited was the former mining town Oatman.
After this we arrived in Las Vegas just before 5pm, so we had enough time to take a shower and put on our good clothes for the buffet at The Luxor casino.
After the buffet we went to downtown Las Vegas to see the Fremont Street Experience.
After we saw 3 shows we went back to the strip to see the famous Las Vegas sign and have a short walk along the strip before we went back to our hotel.
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Seligman, birthplace of the historic Route 66
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Everything looks like it's coming straight from the 60's
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My new car, a original Pontiac Firebird from the 70's
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The famous Delgadillo's Snowcap Drive-in
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We had lunch at the Snowcap
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The airconditioned toilet.
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My old shack in the mountains
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Oatman, an old mining town yet filled with tourists
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But there are also other things to find in Oatman
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More American history
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The view from my Vegas hotelroom.
To the left Mandalay Bay and The Luxor.
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And to the right, New York New York and the MGM Grand
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The aliens have landed in Vegas.




No it's only the Luxor at night.
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Downtown Las Vegas
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Some of the older casino's, like 4 Queens
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The Fremont casino
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and the Golden Nugget, with the worlds largest gold nugget
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The famous Fremont Street Experience
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Vagas Vic, one of the famous old neon sign's
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The famous Las Vegas sign
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The Excaliber casino
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New York, New York
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MGM Grand
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The eifeltower at the Paris Las Vegas casino

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Postby coastered » Sat May 05, 2007 2:40 am

9 sep: - Spend whole day in Las Vegas

Today was our second day in Vegas. After breakfast the girls went straight to one of the many shoppingmalls/outletstore's you can find in Vegas. But I don't like it to look at clothes the whole day.

So I went straight to the Stratosphere Tower, to do some hardcore thrillrides and have a beautifull view of the strip.
I wanted to do all the trillrides you can find at the strip, so after the Strat I went to the Nascar Cafe, for what would be the best rollercoaster in Vegas. Also Canyon Blaster and Manhattan Express (or The Rollercoaster @ NYNY) came on my list.

At night we all were back together and went to the Bellagio hotel for the biggest fountain show I have ever seen. Other things we saw this night were the Siren Of TI show and the vulcano at the Mirage.
But we also saw many hotels/casino's from the inside, like the Bellagio, the Venetian and the Forum Shops.

We all knew Vegas is 100% fake, but we had two great days in The City That Never Sleeps. :butt:
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The Strat is waiting for me
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A great view from the strip
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My first ride of the day was with X-Scream
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I also tried Insanity
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The last tower ride to do was Big Shot
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There were still many parts left from High Roller
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Speed, the best coaster in town @ the Nascar Cafe
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The sky is the limit
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Loopy goodness inside the Adventure Dome
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And much chaos
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There was not much interesting stuff to do inside the dome.
There was a swinging pirateship
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and a crappy launch/freefall tower, because Rim Runner, the waterride was nut running
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But Las Vegas has more to offer than only thrillrides.
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The pirateship from the Sirens show at Treasure Island
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The Venetian
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The vulcano at the Mirage
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Ceasar's Palace
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The Forum Shops @ Ceasar's Palace
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Paris Las Vegas
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The first show of the day at the Bellagio
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Next year this will be Rambo versus Terminator the hotel
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The MGM lion
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New York, New York
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Mandalay Bay and The Luxor
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The Bellagio fountain show at night
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Inside the Forum Shops
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Postby hemmy » Sat May 05, 2007 12:13 pm

Awesome pictures man! I was at Vegas back in late March and had a blast. I foolishly waited to ride that boat ride in the Venetian thinking it would be at least a little fun, but I would rather dig my eyes out than ride it again.

Also, I am pretty sure at The Adventure Dome they are removing the Rim Runner, because it didn't even have water in it when I was there. :cry:

I have ridden it many times before though, it was basically your average water ride I suppose.

2 other cool things to do at Vegas (granted im not 21 so I cant drink/gamble) is the Titanic museum and the Atomic Bomb museum, pretty interesting.

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Postby phazan » Sat May 05, 2007 1:47 pm

Wow, what an awesome trip that must have been! Cool TR!!

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