Back to the US. Ralf in front of Alcatraz in San Francisco.
The steep hills of San Francisco.
In the old days only the cable car could manage the decend.
The famous Lombard St. known from a lot of movies.
We spend the weekend together with Melissa and Martin in Los Gattos. (We will never forget the sexy butterflies)
Melissa and Martin, thanks a lot for this wonderfull weekend we enjoyed to spend with you!!!
We drove the 17 miles drive ...
...and a part of the Big Sur.
A cute american squirrel.
Exploring the Napa Valley by bicycle.
We tried some good wines...
... but it was really hot so it was a little bit difficult to ride the bike back to Calistoga.
Next stop was the Mount Shasta ...
... where we found a beautful spot for our tent.
We enjoyed the nature...
... and we were impressed of the tall trees in the Redwood National Park.
We saw some Roosevelt elks before we crossed the border to Oregon.
This is the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area...
... or simply a huge sandbox.
Seattle welcomes us with perfect weather and views on Mt. Rainier.
coffee break at Pike Place Market...
... where you can buy yummy fresh food.
On our way to ...
... Bainbridge Island we could enjoy the skyline of Seattle.
Arriving in the Olympic National Parc.
Colorful meadows ...
along gorgeous walking trails.
What are these Lamas doing here?
Hoh River in the rainforest
Isabel and a fallen gigant tree.
Ralf testing his weight. (He won)
Some visitors in the morning beside our camping place.
Saying good bye to the Pacific.
Our last visit to a National Park in the US was ...
... Mount Rainier. Good bye US.