Category Archives: USA2002

Last day in LA

We are in Los Angeles and this is basically the last day of the trip: Good news for us was that check out is not as usual at 11, but at noon, so we had some more time. We then … Continue reading

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Six Flags, CA

Somewhat early getup at 8:30 AM. Meeting Fred at 9:15 and then heading towards Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) where we arrived at 10:10. We first lined up for the recent and really silly ride called “X”, an amazing coaster … Continue reading

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From Las Vegas to LA

We would have slept longer, but our neighbors in room 3029 were party people and seemed to either start early or had not stopped yet. We managed to have all our stuff (which after 2 nights was nicely spread all … Continue reading

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Viva Las Vegas

Sleeping in a bit (well, I got up around 6 AM and witnessed a nice dessert sunrise, then went back to bed) and after shower and breakfast, we went to watch a movie (“The Ring”, that US remake of a … Continue reading

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off to Las Vegas

Getting up bright and early to go hiking !!!! … BUT … opening the curtains, I see rain all around us … we may be adventurous … and crazy .. but not THAT crazy !!! So, we decide to go … Continue reading

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Grand Canyon

Leaving for the Grand Canyon, yeah. Very picturesque route on that 2 hour plus drive. Several scenic view points. After paying the 20$ (for one family vehicle for 1 week) park admission fee (we should have gotten that national park … Continue reading

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Lake Powell

We spent the morning arranging some administrative stuff with our moving company and our banks to have stuff actually done … it was a bit hard to believe how much time it took for something that should actually be VERY … Continue reading

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Monument Valley

Woke up quite early in Farmington and were on the road pretty quickly. Our first stop was the 4 Corner Monument. Basically a huge concrete pedestal which indicates the point where Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah meet. Kind of … Continue reading

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Sandia Mountain’s Peak / Albuquerque

My Dad’s Birthday !!! yeah !!! We packed our things and checked out. We went back to Albuquerque: the traffic was very tame this time and we barely needed 40 minutes to exit on Route 556 to head over to … Continue reading

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Santa Fe

Woke up by some alarm clock .. and people in rooms around us were not very quite either … but we could sleep in a bit … then getting ready to explore Santa Fe. The “main”stuff is around “the plaza” … Continue reading

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UFO watching in Roswell, NM

I woke up at 5:30 to continue working on various computer issues … Ritsu woke up around 8:00 we had enough time to have a nice cozy getting-up-and ready .. the breakfast buffet was nice, the morning air was nice … Continue reading

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Carlsbad Caverns

8 AM wake up call … and surprisingly cool air (but pleasant) … Ritsu got some breakfast and I packed and patched the computer … (even once we were in the car) .. We continued on I 10 to Ft.Stockton … Continue reading

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IKEA in Texas

Waking up again in Houston, not as late as last time … I had my stock chat with Mal again, Ritsu woke up a bit later and took a shower .. we then indulged in some quality online time but … Continue reading

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Galveston to Houston

Yet another morning to sleep in. Then getting up, having breakfast and then cleaning up the place, including laundry and such. Around noon we left, going downtown to pick up some stuff for Gail and then went to Moody Gardens … Continue reading

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Lazy day in Galveston

Super Lazy Day ! Sleeping long, making Breakfast for Ritsu around noon. Watching some TV, doing laundry, reading / planning the rest of the trip, taking a nap, then finally in the evening we got our lazy bums out of … Continue reading

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