The attentive reader will have noticed … this post was not on 30 August and that's right. I type this story now, on 2 september, in Oakdale. This afternoon when Regina was working on with the travelogue I saw that her ' day 1 ' not started with getting the car, but with the actual journey and the first night in San Francisco. This was actually for me the reason for the ' conventions ' on our site and also there so a message (this message so) to paste. Saturday 30 August, We go on honeymoon to the USA!! At a quarter to nine we left (Pa & Ma Zandbergen, Regina and myself) direction Schiphol. About an hour later we arrived at the departure halls where mom and pop let us out of the car and our uitzwaaiden.
Because we, of course, not all day in front of the computer, wilen we will occasionally let you know where we sit. Last night (30 aug 18:30 GMT-8) we landed at San Francisco International Airport. We have stay at Travelodge North, but actually started our holiday today only with retrieving our car! No, still no picture of the car. … but it is not a Chrysler Impala become as we had booked first. Because it tomorrow (1 sept) Labor Day is we could for a small amount per day upgrade to an SUV!! So yes … we are now such a thick ' PC main-traktor '. Because SFO (San Francisco) very car-unfriendly is we have a hotel for the night and stay there so we booked 2 nights (and fortunately we can there free parking!).
Today, our second (full) day, we warn (weather) wake up early … we have some problem getting used to the time difference! In itself that's not such a problem since we have a busy schedule. It is intended that we today amongst others. Union square and Crookedest Street. Of course we went again with the bus in about 20 minutes near Union Square, where we first relax and have lunch. After lunch, we took a few pictures of the stores you amongst others. at Union Square can find …
This morning we were extremely woke up early (read: 5:00!!). I don't know how it's coming, but we were wide awake. Because it was all my parents were already in EN 14:00 ' online ' so I sit here reading. After half an hour it still only tried to grab some sleep and around 8:30 we were out of it. Because the laptop still stood it still only briefly looked or mom and pop were still online and via a Skype video conversation started. Kind of funny, uncle and Aunt were at my parents and Miek Jurrie could also take part in a discussion (with my grandpa and Grandpa yesterday were parents and who found it nice to us here to see through Skype…de technique stands for nothing). After a short conversation with pa, ma, uncle Jurrie and Angela quickly wash and dress up, because today began the journey towards the East. First go to Oakdale where we would spend the night and then tomorrow (sept 3) to Yosemite Park.
Today was the day of the first National Park: Yosemite! First of course equally have breakfast, which was better than the past few days. Next we have to refuel (the tank was still half-full, but the fuel was pretty cheap: $3.77 per gallon ehh.. per 3.7 Liter). In itself it benzinetanken best apart: you have first in pay (and so say for how many dollars you want to fuel) and then you can go fill up. Now I didn't know exactly how many dollars I had to refuel, so have the Madam $40,-pay and am going to refuel. After fueling I could go get money again within the Exchange after which we left for Yosemite National Park.
This morning was the second (and last) day we long on the move. According to our TomTom would be 4 hours and 45 minutes before we starting from Bishop (CA) in Furnace Creek (Death Valley) to. Again a very long ride so. Only was it before we really Death Valley would drive though in need that we would have enough water and eat with us. Before we could leave so really we first dropped by the K-Mart gone to take the necessary steps to drinking. Besides a couple of gallon (1 gallon = 3.7 Liter) water we have taken anything but equal strips so that we, should we encounter no tents along the way where we could have lunch, at least would have something to eat.
It is now Friday 5 september (23:00 local time) and we have just decided that we still have an extra night in Las Vegas. We have not yet seen all … We are here last night arrived after a long journey through Death Valley (as you may have read). What was very tough is that you not to park your car so did. We could just get off and take the suitcases and then we got a ticket (with a number) and our car was parked for us
This morning we left for the Grand Canyon from Las Vegas. Unfortunately we came across this Board not upon entry, but during a ride to the Las Vegas Outlet Center (again bought some clothes:-) what do you want also with Tommy Hilfiger Polo shirts for less than $20-).
Today we have actually not that much. We are around 11:00 from Kingman. Actually we had initially via the town of Baker want to drive to the world's largest thermometer to view (we came there anyway along on his way to Anaheim), but after some recalculation was that actually 2 hour detour. So, in the end, we decided to drive to Anaheim via Barstow. When we got up and drove away it occurred to us that the hotel where we stay overnight to the world famous Route 66. Unfortunately, there were no ' famous Route 66 signs ' along the way, but luckily it is on the road geschildert …
This morning we wanted to 10:00 at Disneyland, so we are again reasonably on time stood up. Around 10:00 we were indeed at the gates of Disneyland. And what struck me right again were the idiotic bags checks, like I would a terrorist bomb as easy in my backpack. After checking we could an entrance ticket finally buy an entrance ticket at the cash register. And now comes the beautiful one: the lady behind the cash register asked where we came today, we told that we came from Netherlands and that we put on our Honeymoon (honeymoon for the people with bad English) were. The woman responded surprised and congratulated us (do that all Americans, by the way, if you tell them that you are on honeymoon, very friendly). Then she gave us a button with the text Just Married on it.