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California: Scenic Coastal Drive

This road goes along the coast of the Pacific Ocean west of Malibu. Please play the song “California Dreaming” and admire the beauty of this coastal landscape: Point Mugu State Park  

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California: Ventura

Ventura is a coastal town in California between Malibu and Santa Barbara. It is not a glamorous resort town like Palm Springs or elegant, rich town like Pasadena. Ventura is more modest and more authentic. Its biggest highlight is one of the 21 California Missions: San Buenaventura Mission built in …

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California: The Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens

I knew this would be an amazing place but it is even more beautiful than I expected. If you are ever in Pasadena, California, don’t miss it. You can see the world in one day. This place was founded by Henry Edwards Huntington, a man of vision, with a special …

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California: San Gabriel Mission

California Missions are very old and fascinating. San Gabriel Mission was founded in 1771. It was the fourth of the 21 missions built in California, along the coast from today’s San Diego to San Francisco. Father Junipero Serra was Father President of the Missions. This area has been inhabited by …

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California: Palm Springs

Cute little town with many restaurants and hotels. Palm Springs is located 160 km east of Los Angeles. In 1950’s and 60’s it was a favourite gateway for some Hollywood stars and famous singers like Sinatra or Elvis. In 1990’s a new generation of people fell in love with this …

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California: Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

Hello from Palm Springs!!! One of the biggest attractions here is the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway that takes people to elevation 2595 metres in 10 minutes. During the ascent we pass through several life zones ending in typical Alpine wilderness. In the year 2000, the old cars were replaced by …

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California: Joshua Tree National Park

Before we enter the park, here is how you drive through the Colorado desert in eastern Califonia: And then, the scenery changes when we enter Joshua Tree National Park: Two large desert ecosystems come together at Joshua Tree National Park: -the Colorado Desert occupies the park’s eastern part; it is …

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Arizona: Lake Havasu and Parker Dam

Lake Havasu was formed in 1938 after the Parker Dam was built on the Colorado River. It is located between California and Arizona. Here is the Colorado River on one side of the dam: And Lake Havasu on the other side:

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Arizona, Lake Havasu City

Hello my dear blog readers. I would like to share with you pictures and information from this new trip. This time it will be southern California. Before we go there, we spent few hours and one night in Lake Havasu City in Arizona. A cute place to visit for few …

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