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After out visit in 2007 i dreamed to come back. And we made it happen. Haunting place in Death Valley.

Ikara

It’s sad that Desert Flower was destroyed by a strong wind last year. RIP, the strange flower, you’ll be missed!

Desert Flower

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Two years later we came to Death Valley again, eager to see the green truck among other things – fortunately it was still there. Wish i could take it home with me.
Now:

and then:

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On our third day (against all grim meteorologic forecasts) we were rewarded by the most gorgeous weather for a scenic mountain riding: clear blue skies providing a perfect backdrop for all shades of red and brown that color the rocks in Valley of Fire.

Seven_sisters

the flickr link is here:  Through Valley of Fire on Motorcycle

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Ghost Rider: Day 2 in Vegas

So we rented a nice Goldwing and off we rode into Nevada desert escaping the shopping madness of black friday. The weather was unusually harsh – cold, sunny with ghastly winds. We didn’t mind though – it made our long ride more fun. And it set a proper stage for the appreciation of monumental sculptures at the Goldwell open air museum, located at the entrance of the Death Valley and near by the ghost town of Rhyolite.

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The rest of the pix are here: Riding to Rhyolite.

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Around Vegas in Four Days: Day 1

Yet another Thanksgiving in Vegas – and we were on the road even more than last year. The turkey day was spent in Zion Park. The place is magical – the severe beauty of mountains softened by water and trees.

Zion_park

The rest of the pix are here: Zion National Park in Autumn.

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We arrived on Thanksgiving and had a day to kill before we could get our bike… I’ve never been to Vegas before so we set up to explore the Strip (after a wonderful dim sum for brunch at Ping Pang Pong).

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it was truly a magical trip: H. decided in favor of staying in the same hotel (it was strategically located at the end of the Strip Mandalay Bay) and making day trips from it. So we had both of the worlds: rough of the road during the day and luxury of jacuzzi and upscale restaurants at night.

Day One; Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and Valley of Fire:

Hoover Dam was magnificent, although there were way too many people (Thanksgiving weekend to blame)

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We decided against of bringing GPS with us and this was probably a mistake – most signs in the area don’t mention road numbers using the street names instead, and of course we missed the exit and made a detour on our way to Valley of Fire arriving there close to dusk so we didn’t have time to stop at every observation point… Well, we still had a chance to marvel at Seven Sisters:Vfire1

now for couple more pix from day one and onto days two and three:

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