Route USA Trip 7/24/1989 to 10/3/1990
While our VW van (which we call "joker") was on its way across the atlantic ocean on a large carrier, we spent exciting days on Iceland and Greenland.
|1:||Acadia NP||8:||Monument Valley (Navajo NM)|
|2:||Badlands NP||9:||Capitol Reef NP|
|3:||Wind Cave NP||10:||Bryce Canyon NP|
|4:||Rocky Mountains NP||11:||Zion NP|
|5:||Arches NP||12:||Grand Canyon NP (north & south rim)|
|6:||Canyonlands NP||13:||Death Valley NM|
|7:||Mesa Verde NP|
We put our feet on American ground for the first time in New York. We spent the first month in the northeast oft the U.S, then we travelled all across the country. We visited the national parks in the southwest and arrived in Los Angeles in the beginning of November.
|14:||Yosemite NP||20:||White Sands NM|
|15:||Kings Canyon NP & Sequoia NP||21:||Carlsbad Caverns NP|
|16:||Joshua Tree NM||22:||Guadalupe Mountains NP|
|17:||Hawaii Volcanoes NP||23:||Big Bend NP|
|18:||Dinosaur NP||24:||Biscayne NP|
|19:||Great Sand Dunes NM||25:||Everglades NP|
From Los Angeles, we followed highway 101 to San Francisco, where we visited the surrounding national parks. Then we drove back to L.A. and continued via Palm Springs to San Diego. After a side trip to Hawaii, we spent Christmas time and new year's eve high above in the Rocky Mountains on the ski trails of Colorado. In the beginning of March, we reached Florida, where we spent almost a month.
|26:||Great Smoky Mountains NP||29:||Petrified Forest NP|
|27:||Mammoth Cave NP||12:||Grand Canyon NP|
|28:||Hot Springs NP||30:||Organ Pipe NM|
Now we crossed the U.S. for the third time and arrived in San Diego in the beginning of April.
|31:||Redwood NP||37:||Mount Rainier NP|
|32:||Craters of the Moon NM||38:||Mount St. Helens NVM|
|33:||Yellowstone NP||39:||North Cascades NP|
|34:||Grand Teton NP||40:||Pacific Rim NP|
|35:||Crater Lake NP||41:||Denali NP|
We followed the pacific coast all the way up to Alaska, but we made a side trip to the Yellowstone national park in Wyoming.
|42:||Jasper NP||45:||Theodore Roosevelt NP north & south part|
|43:||Banff NP||46:||Shenandoah NP|
From Alaska we drove southward through the Canadian rocky mountains and crossed the U.S. for the fourth and last time. In October, our trip ended in the capitol of the U.S., Washington D.C.
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