246-20130827-USA This year, we spent our vacation in California. We start our tour by car in San Francisco. Don't forget Sonoma and Napa. We visit some wineries, tastet Pino Noir, Zinfandel at the Robert Mondavi winery. Visit the Kalon room at the winery where you taste all these wonderfull riservas. The Golden Gate is a must see, when you see. It was cloudy everey day, so we take some tourist shoots at the view points. Sousalito and the harbour is far away from the hustle and bustle of downtown and you have a wonderfull view over the San Francisco bay. We were "mile eating" along the pacific highway to Santa Monica. Depature 10 hours later. On this trip: Don't forget Cupertino if you are an Apple-Maniac and San Luis Obispo, the head quarter of Really Right stuff, where I bought my BH-55 ballhead, a L-plate for my Nikon. Thank you Jim for assistence, it was a great pleasure for me to visit you... I should have bought me the tripot...
We checked into the Shangrila in Santa Monica and spend time ad the beach, starbucks for breakfast and Wolfgang's Steak House in Beverly Hills, the best tasting steaks worldwide. Okay, Del Frisco's isn't bad either...we have had a Del Frisco's in Las Vegas. The Hollywood Blv is a "must see" but crowed by thousands of people. Have a look at Griffith park, where you have a view over LA. Our next station on this road trip: San Diego with the zoo and waterworld. We decide to visit the zoo where you can spent lots of hours. A great park. And do not forget the unique Getty-Museum. And...it's all for free! Last chance to buy my tripod at Nelsons photo supplies...only one Gitz...not for me. So, the Gand Canyon will be shoot free handed. Las Vegas: The Bellagio, Caesars Palace, MGM Grand, the Strip...an incredible scene, but once is enough for my central nervous system. Take a trip to the Hoover Dam, a technical miracle bult in the 1930s. Fascinating. The next day was head of the Grand Canyon. See the shootings...incredible, no words.
Thanks to Starbucks, RRS, Nikon and Dodge for the reliablity, perseverance and quality...