In Otter News:

 

My drivers asked me to upload the following pictures on my page. They think the otters are soooo cute and that you might want to see them. Every time they look at them they start to laugh and make squeaking noises. Sometimes I really don't get my drivers. I thougt my blog was about telling you about my adventures and I don't think that these otters and seals are soooo adorable to post a whole photo story. But since they won't stop asking me for it, I uploaded the pictures. In the future you will again see me driving - offroad on the Baja California...

 


From Nevada via Yosemite to San Francisco

 

 

Fortunately my drivers didn't loose all our money gambling in Las Vegas so we could go on to Death Valley. Even with my cracked tank my coolent system worked better than the one of my drivers who were sweating heavily. When I saw the snow at Yosemite Nationalpark one day later I asked them if they weren't overcompensating a bit. From almost 40°C to freezing temperatures in less than 24 hours! Anyway I really enjoyed Yosemite and the region around it. We did a lot of scenic drives which I always prefer to scenic hikes. Now we are in San Francisco. I had a lot of fun around the Golden Gate Bridge. When I heard about the fee for crossing the bridge I simply switched on my 4x4 and climbed over it (if you don't believe me, there is proof in the pictures below). Hence I don't get why my drivers didn't want me to drive through the downtown San Francisco hills with them. So – again – I was left at some parking lot which is why I can't tell you much about the city itself. From what I've heard it's pretty cool...

 


In love with Utah and running hot for Arizona

 

Guys I am totally in love with Utah although I can't help to find Arizona really hot.

 

I felt a bit sad when I left Yellowstone because I had such a great time there. But I cheered up when I made a new friend the same evening, a Dodge Caravan from British Columbia. Fortunately our drivers got along well, too, so we continued our trip together. It's really nice to have someone to chat with during the long hours on the parking lot while our drivers are exploring the beautiful landscape. Especially if it's someone who has the same issues being on the Panamerican trip with a German couple.

 

Utah is just great. I love the red-golden mountains, the wide open scenery, the horses, and the fall foliage. At Bryce Canyon and Arches Nationalpark I was literally overwhelmed by Utah's beauty. After being in four states simultaneously I had one of the best nights ever at Gooseneck's State Park. The view was just amazing and the starry sky made me stay awake the whole night. Unfortunately the next day my excitement lowered a bit when I wasn't allowed to drive through Monument Valley. I had already dreamt about hitting the road like the cowboys and then I was told that RVs couldn't take the road because of its conditions. I tried to explain that I am an offroad-expert but with no success. What a pity! I had already accepted that I couldn't drive through the Amazing Antelope Canyon but that hit my pride. Especially when I saw Camaros und Corvettes being allowed on the road...

 

Since entering Arizona I feel really hot. I haven't told you yet but my coolant tank has a small crack so now and then I need a break from running. But thanks to some magic glue and a few tricks my drivers found a way to keep me running. So I could go to Grand Canyon Nationalpark and – as a must – drive along Route 66. Both was really fun and now I am really curious about the fun awaiting me in crazy Las Vegas...

 


Incredible Yellowstone

I spent the last couple of days at Yellowstone Nationalpark and could hardly focus on driving because there was so much to see. The scenery was just breathtaking and the wildlife was amazing. But better let the pics speak for themselves: