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27 September 2008

Going on vacation – the second one

Filed under: private — Venzi @ 14:32

After some stressing weeks in the company it’s finally time for my second vacation. My first one brought me 2 weeks of relaxing and having in Corfu/Greece. My second one will bring me 3 week full of adventures, sight seeing and traveling.

The country: USA

The destination: California, Arizona, Nevada

The main cities: San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas.

I’m going on a “Explore the western part of USA” trip with two colleagues from work. The journey will start in Munich where our flight will go to Philadelphia. From there we pick the next plane to San Francisco. Once there we’ll pick up our rental car and explore San Francisco for 4 days. After that we take the famous California State Route 1 to Los Angeles where we’ll drive along the Pacific and through some nice cities like Pismo Beach, Santa Maria and Santa Barbara (where Katy Perry is coming from who got famous with the song “I kissed a girl”). In LA we take another 4 days to go check the City out. After that our direction is Las Vegas. But before we arrive in Las Vegas we’ll visit Laughlin and the Joshua Tree National Park as well as the Grand Canyon (of course) and its National Park followed by Page with Lake Powell, Bryce Canyon National Park and Zion National Park. After this round course we’ll arrive in Las Vegas where we’ll hopefully win a lot of money (what won’t be very exciting because of the exchange rate to Euros!😉 ) And even better: In Vegas one of my colleagues will celebrate his 25th birthday what he and we will never forget (because he has to pay all our drinks then!😀 ) After that we are going to visit Lone Pine over the Death Valley National Park and Yosemite National Park. And finally we’ll drive back to San Francisco where we bring back our rental car (without damage hopefully) and fly back home. As you can see this three weeks aren’t really vacation. The agenda is absolutely full but we’ll see a lot very nice places of the west of USA in these three weeks. So my digital cam battery is charged and I’ve 2 4GB SD cards with me where there will be space for around 7000 pictures. And a friend of mine borrowed me his camcorder which records on mini DVDs. One DVD has space for 30 minutes of film….. I’ve 55 mini DVDs with me (what make me able to record 27.5 hours of film!)😉 So this is my last day in Austria and I’m already very excited because of that trip. The best thing at all: We’ve here in Austria around 12 degrees Celsius with many clouds and rain. California is waiting with 24 degrees Celsius with sun, sun and sun! And Nevada (Las Vegas) is waiting with 30 degrees. So I guess I’ve also to get my trunks back out of the wardrobe and put it also in my suite case!😀

I wish you three nice weeks and see you at the 20th of October again!

3 Comments »

  1. Looks like you have it all planned out. Have a nice vacation, you deserve it!

    Comment by pumsti — 27 September 2008 @ 20:19 | Reply

  2. Bah! You lucky Europeans. We Americans get 2 weeks a year of vacation – If we get a chance to take it. I recently took a few days in the mountains, chosen in good part because there is no cell phone access and no internet access – they couldn’t get to me!

    Comment by girlgeek — 27 September 2008 @ 22:26 | Reply

  3. Hi girlgeek,
    Maybe you should come to Europe then, or to Austria because you won’t get 5 weeks vacation in all states in Europe! But believe me: I really earned me this vacation!
    Cheers

    Comment by venzi — 3 October 2008 @ 06:01 | Reply


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