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ssicarman
11-09-2014, 01:12 PM
This year the vacation trip south was a mix of new never visited and some old favourites.

We left home October Fourth and came back October Seventeenth. Drove a total of just under 7,000 km.
Stops at Idaho Falls Idaho for a night. Las Vegas Nevada for night and then further south to Yuma AZ for three nights. From there to San Diego for three nights and up to Monterey for three nights again. From there back home through central California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho and British Columbia. All in all a good trip.


Let the pictures begin.


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A quick stop in Nanton

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Coming to the Canada USA border crossing at Coutts.

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Welcome to Montana

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Coming into a mountain range south of Great Falls, I think they are called the Beltline Mountains. I have always enjoyed the trip through here and the road following the Missouri River.

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Try to ignore the bug splats, they started to get pretty heavy along this stretch of road and stuck with us for a while.

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Starting to come out of the mountains.

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Coming into Butte

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Through Butte and heading south again.

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Welcome to Idaho.

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The overnight hotel in Idaho Falls.

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XCovlov70
11-10-2014, 11:49 AM
WOW!

Straight roads! :D
Bug 'Splats'! [nonono]
No windscreen cleaner in the washer bottle! :rolleyes:

But......Great Pictures!

Can we have some more 'Please Sir' (Apologies to Oliver Twist!) [thumbup]

giorgio
11-10-2014, 02:35 PM
Nice photo !
I think is very easy and nice drive in that place without other cars.
I hope to come back to USA early , probably near San Diego.

ssicarman
11-10-2014, 08:30 PM
Ask and Yea shall receive.:D Not to mention breaking it up makes it easier, in what is left of my mind, to view.

XCovlov70
Lots of washer fluid but the amount of bug carcasses makes it nearly impossible to clean all of it off. Especially at 70-80 MPH (112-128KPH). Easier to see through the spots rather than streaks. So the windshield gets cleaned best as possible at gas stations when refueling.

giorgio
The roads look less crowded because in heavier traffic no pictures get taken.


This next set will be Idaho Falls to Las Vegas.

First one on the road in the morning but on the road long enough to take out a few more bugs.

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Welcome to Utah

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Coming into the Salt Lake City area.

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Gas station lunch break south of Salt Lake City which we ate outside. The hills have some nice colour on in places. Hopefully it can be seen. If not then it is a nice picture of a Holiday Inn.:eek:

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Starting to come into St George

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Welcome to Arizona

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Coming into the Virgin River Canyon.

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Hitting the real warm temperatures.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5606/15305664059_c6f1919f6d_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pjvwFD)DSCF2238 (https://flic.kr/p/pjvwFD) by ssicarman (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5599/15469447296_a31b49b021_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pyYXJy)DSCF2242 (https://flic.kr/p/pyYXJy) by ssicarman (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5615/15492573895_1d10ec8b3c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pB2ut2)DSCF2243 (https://flic.kr/p/pB2ut2) by ssicarman (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3933/15492213672_e88c3ddfa9_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pAZDoh)DSCF2246 (https://flic.kr/p/pAZDoh) by ssicarman (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5614/15492213122_41ca949a06_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pAZDdN)DSCF2247 (https://flic.kr/p/pAZDdN) by ssicarman (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Out of the canyon

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5616/15305994647_932fed466f_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pjxdXr)DSCF2252 (https://flic.kr/p/pjxdXr) by ssicarman (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Welcome to Nevada

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3941/15469441756_1779063319_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pyYW63)DSCF2253 (https://flic.kr/p/pyYW63) by ssicarman (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3936/15489417661_e89dcc42c5_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pAKjec)DSCF2255 (https://flic.kr/p/pAKjec) by ssicarman (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr



More to come.

ssicarman
11-11-2014, 10:29 PM
Second night spent in Las Vegas at an off Strip Casino/Hotel called Sams Town. The hotel room was nice, comfortable bed, decent size room and inexpensive. This was our first try for off the strip. Knowing that we were only there for one night we went off strip to save $$. The strip was close enough that we could have driven there in 5-10 minutes. Once there though we did not leave the property.

View from the room looking south east.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3955/15469439226_1d142b7ce8_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pyYVkq)DSCF2259 (https://flic.kr/p/pyYVkq) by ssicarman (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

North east

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5614/15469438796_3b417b9dcb_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pyYVd1)DSCF2260 (https://flic.kr/p/pyYVd1) by ssicarman (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Heading out in the morning.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5600/15492204302_f1105bd3ac_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pAZAAJ)DSCF2264 (https://flic.kr/p/pAZAAJ) by ssicarman (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Courtyard all inside surrounded by rooms. Our room faced outwards.

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2945/15305909848_404ae9c5a0_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pjwMKo)DSCF2265 (https://flic.kr/p/pjwMKo) by ssicarman (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3943/15492564465_038f1bb4f2_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pB2rEr)DSCF2263 (https://flic.kr/p/pB2rEr) by ssicarman (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5616/15469435366_708a6831da_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pyYUbS)DSCF2266 (https://flic.kr/p/pyYUbS) by ssicarman (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Heading to the Strip on Flamingo, right side of the road you can just start to see the large Ferris wheel I got pictures of under construction last year.

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2946/15305906298_a3a17b7a60_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pjwLGb)DSCF2269 (https://flic.kr/p/pjwLGb) by ssicarman (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5604/15305645719_ca0e40e0de_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pjvrer)DSCF2273 (https://flic.kr/p/pjvrer) by ssicarman (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5608/15469429876_385aa7ffcb_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pyYSyd)DSCF2274 (https://flic.kr/p/pyYSyd) by ssicarman (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5604/15305903158_b418fe402f_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pjwKL3)DSCF2275 (https://flic.kr/p/pjwKL3) by ssicarman (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

On the strip heading south.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3930/15305644019_40882ce630_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pjvqJ8)DSCF2277 (https://flic.kr/p/pjvqJ8) by ssicarman (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2950/15305901728_c9a7707360_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pjwKko)DSCF2278 (https://flic.kr/p/pjwKko) by ssicarman (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3932/15305642589_b18ed0542a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pjvqit)DSCF2279 (https://flic.kr/p/pjvqit) by ssicarman (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3941/15489402871_0ffc508679_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pAKeQc)DSCF2280 (https://flic.kr/p/pAKeQc) by ssicarman (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3938/15305849030_f88b629397_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pjwtEN)DSCF2282 (https://flic.kr/p/pjwtEN) by ssicarman (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3934/15305848000_4c9d9952c0_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pjwtn3)DSCF2283 (https://flic.kr/p/pjwtn3) by ssicarman (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Next post will be getting out of town and heading south to Yuma.

XCovlov70
11-12-2014, 11:52 PM
WOW!
It looked for a minute like the Hotel in Las Vegas was still 'Under Construction' with the style of the roof but then I realised it is fully enclosed to keep the Seagulls & Vultures out and away from sharing your breakfast! :D

While the other pictures of Vegas brought back some happy memories but not from playing 'The Slots' which we stayed away from! [nonono]

Two pictures intrigue me....
DCSF 2215
DCSF 2255 in which the 'Trailer' has the word 'Voltage' enblazoned across the back.

Are they both what we call 'Caravans' over this side of the Pond?

boosted12a
11-13-2014, 03:30 AM
yes, the "caravans" are a common site in the us pulled by full sized usually diesel pick ups

XCovlov70
11-13-2014, 09:08 AM
yes, the "caravans" are a common site in the us pulled by full sized usually diesel pick ups

Thanks for the clarification.

Such a pity that Volvo will not sell Diesel cars in the USA, but looking at the size of those 'TinTents' (AKA...'Caravans') they might just screw up the Clutch or Auto Transmission if they tried towing one! [nonono]

ssicarman
11-14-2014, 08:52 PM
The first picture, 2215, I think is a trailer trailer rather than 5th wheel trailer and I believe that the second one is a fifth wheel but I am not 100% sure. They are both toy haulers which is, I suspect, why I took them. I haven't seen one with the raised rear area before, picture 2215. The Voltage one is the name brand of the trailer.

http://voltagehaulers.com/

Toys being ATV's, dirt bikes etc. If you look at the rear of the trailers, it is more evident on the Voltage trailer, you will see that the back of the trailer has latches and is a flip down door so that you drive your toys in and transport them.


Next batch of pictures.

So after a bit running around Las Vegas we headed out through Henderson towards Boulder City but headed south on highway 95 before we got to Boulder City.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3954/15489400191_7fccf03d9a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pAKe2Z)DSCF2285 (https://flic.kr/p/pAKe2Z) by ssicarman (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3929/15305975197_7ba4a88146_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pjx8b6)DSCF2286 (https://flic.kr/p/pjx8b6) by ssicarman (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Just after the turn to go south.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5612/15489399401_15e392b9b0_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pAKdNn)DSCF2287 (https://flic.kr/p/pAKdNn) by ssicarman (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3951/15305972917_8177118355_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pjx7uM)DSCF2291 (https://flic.kr/p/pjx7uM) by ssicarman (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

This is the road south of the turn off to Laughlin, 95 continues to go south to Needles. Not quite four lane anymore.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5597/15305634429_a208ec9ffb_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pjvnSM)DSCF2298 (https://flic.kr/p/pjvnSM) by ssicarman (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5603/15492546675_70ddaf06dc_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pB2mnH)DSCF2299 (https://flic.kr/p/pB2mnH) by ssicarman (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5607/15492186122_8e5c657fa2_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pAZvch)DSCF2300 (https://flic.kr/p/pAZvch) by ssicarman (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

The beginning of to many road construction areas.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5601/15305841540_1dd6738aab_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pjwrrE)DSCF2301 (https://flic.kr/p/pjwrrE) by ssicarman (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3935/15489394081_1f9451282b_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pAKcdD)DSCF2302 (https://flic.kr/p/pAKcdD) by ssicarman (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Train coming.

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2950/15492544755_45017e177c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pB2kNB)DSCF2303 (https://flic.kr/p/pB2kNB) by ssicarman (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3941/15305840110_c9fb0709b3_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pjwr21)DSCF2304 (https://flic.kr/p/pjwr21) by ssicarman (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Coming onto the I-40 to go east a bit to go south on 95 again at Needles.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3946/15489392741_d6b0eac6c0_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pAKbPx)DSCF2305 (https://flic.kr/p/pAKbPx) by ssicarman (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5615/15305889728_c497819eb4_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pjwFLu)DSCF2306 (https://flic.kr/p/pjwFLu) by ssicarman (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2948/15305966877_eba4c9ce08_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pjx5GD)DSCF2307 (https://flic.kr/p/pjx5GD) by ssicarman (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr



Next batch will be onto 95 south from Needles.

XCovlov70
11-14-2014, 11:52 PM
Thanks for the 'heads up' ssicarman.

I thought that the 'Voltage' outfit had something in the back as the Norwegians have a converted Caravan that they tow up the mountains with a 4x4, then open the back of the Caravan and get out their Ski-doo and go zooming off over the hills in the snow!

Nice clear roads again even in the Road Works! :D

ssicarman
11-16-2014, 01:58 PM
The roads were very clear of traffic which made them nice to drive on and the road construction was on the whole finished. Unfortunately being in construction zones the speed was limited to 35 MPH with the speed fines doubled if caught speeding. Don't mind this if there are workers present but there were none in any of the construction zones so.......


Now the next batch of pictures.

Back on 95 south.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3929/15305838070_d8a49e757c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pjwqpQ)DSCF2308 (https://flic.kr/p/pjwqpQ) by ssicarman (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3936/15492541715_65507a1b1d_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pB2jUc)DSCF2309 (https://flic.kr/p/pB2jUc) by ssicarman (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3929/15492541295_4f273da750_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pB2jLX)DSCF2310 (https://flic.kr/p/pB2jLX) by ssicarman (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3947/15492540685_1d5a4e0eb3_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pB2jAr)DSCF2311 (https://flic.kr/p/pB2jAr) by ssicarman (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5614/15489388901_c355cc4307_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pAKaFk)DSCF2312 (https://flic.kr/p/pAKaFk) by ssicarman (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5599/15305627099_24f005f6c1_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pjvkGp)DSCF2313 (https://flic.kr/p/pjvkGp) by ssicarman (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2948/15305939407_029204c2c9_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pjwWx2)DSCF2317 (https://flic.kr/p/pjwWx2) by ssicarman (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Amazing what happens when you put water onto the desert.

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2950/15305809940_7f5317fa60_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pjwh3Q)DSCF2318 (https://flic.kr/p/pjwh3Q) by ssicarman (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3938/15305809530_a455793a0e_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pjwgVL)DSCF2319 (https://flic.kr/p/pjwgVL) by ssicarman (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2946/15489361751_f506f6b2fb_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pAK2Be)DSCF2320 (https://flic.kr/p/pAK2Be) by ssicarman (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3945/15492512375_09f4d694da_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pB2bbk)DSCF2322 (https://flic.kr/p/pB2bbk) by ssicarman (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3935/15469384726_8f8ae40846_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pyYD8L)DSCF2323 (https://flic.kr/p/pyYD8L) by ssicarman (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3928/15492511715_de2bc08333_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pB2aYX)DSCF2324 (https://flic.kr/p/pB2aYX) by ssicarman (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2950/15305937007_9a593d0d61_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pjwVPD)DSCF2325 (https://flic.kr/p/pjwVPD) by ssicarman (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3936/15492511185_4024d8b661_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pB2aPP)DSCF2326 (https://flic.kr/p/pB2aPP) by ssicarman (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Apparently I missing the Welcome to California sign leaving Nevada awhile back. So welcome to Arizona again.

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2949/15469383376_729d0df0dd_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pyYCJu)DSCF2327 (https://flic.kr/p/pyYCJu) by ssicarman (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3929/15492510535_f29db017b9_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pB2aCB)DSCF2328 (https://flic.kr/p/pB2aCB) by ssicarman (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2945/15305857028_ca937e9e57_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pjww3G)DSCF2329 (https://flic.kr/p/pjww3G) by ssicarman (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3943/15469381276_cc5ab24be9_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pyYC7h)DSCF2333 (https://flic.kr/p/pyYC7h) by ssicarman (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3930/15305803930_05e1e12db3_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pjwfgd)DSCF2336 (https://flic.kr/p/pjwfgd) by ssicarman (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3943/15489355691_7869a471bc_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pAJZNK)DSCF2338 (https://flic.kr/p/pAJZNK) by ssicarman (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3930/15492506735_382e0562d0_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pB29v6)DSCF2340 (https://flic.kr/p/pB29v6) by ssicarman (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3946/15492145632_132f950058_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pAZiab)DSCF2341 (https://flic.kr/p/pAZiab) by ssicarman (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Coming into the Yuma Proving Ground area. More than a few military planes flying by.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3953/15305931287_8ef0f65b8a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pjwU82)DSCF2343 (https://flic.kr/p/pjwU82) by ssicarman (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5599/15305592669_b42c01cd31_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pjvasM)DSCF2344 (https://flic.kr/p/pjvasM) by ssicarman (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2947/15305591699_8d1160eb46_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pjvab4)DSCF2346 (https://flic.kr/p/pjvab4) by ssicarman (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Coming into Yuma from the east. They seem to be planting new crops. First stop light we got to the windows opened up to enjoy some fresh desert air. What we got was a blast of hot humid air. Not expected in the desert. Found out that night that the humidity and the clouds were from a tropical storm that was skirting around Yuma up from the Gulf of California.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5608/15305851388_bcf0615500_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pjwuns)DSCF2347 (https://flic.kr/p/pjwuns) by ssicarman (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3950/15305799420_1273bcfbb3_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pjwdVs)DSCF2349 (https://flic.kr/p/pjwdVs) by ssicarman (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Next batch will be of the Hotel and some of the sights in Yuma.

ssicarman
11-18-2014, 10:14 PM
I don't normally plug hotels but if you are going to be staying in the Yuma area this is a very very nice hotel. Not part of chain and so far as I know it is family owned. All of the rooms are courtyard facing. No public access to the hotel courtyard and you need your room key to get through the doors from the parking lot. So it is secure but the area is not in what I would consider close to being a bad part of town. Added bonus it is not expensive.

http://www.lafuenteinn.com/

Courtyard view from by our room.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5598/15305928517_36ecefe50a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pjwTig)DSCF2353 (https://flic.kr/p/pjwTig) by ssicarman (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Citrus tree of some kind, different thing for an Alberta boy to see.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3938/15305850078_5283cce92b_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pjwtYS)DSCF2354 (https://flic.kr/p/pjwtYS) by ssicarman (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Pool view

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2948/15492140922_5e9e55f9ea_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pAZgKY)DSCF2355 (https://flic.kr/p/pAZgKY) by ssicarman (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3953/15469372496_07c96ec978_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pyYzuU)DSCF2356 (https://flic.kr/p/pyYzuU) by ssicarman (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5606/15469372246_f5ebafa640_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pyYzqA)DSCF2357 (https://flic.kr/p/pyYzqA) by ssicarman (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

I suspect people thought that we were a bit crazy sitting at the pool with no sunshine but it was still 30ish degrees C (85ish F) and we are Canadian.

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A few shots from around the hotel courtyard.

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Now it is actually raining. Don't care under the cover of one of the cabanas. Still hot out.

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Next day spent some quality time in prison. Luckily it has been shut down for over 100 years.

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The mighty Colorado River. Beaten into submission by Dams and irrigation. Before all of that what you see that is green would have been flooding river and then some in the spring.

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Admission paid and inside the prison.

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Looking to the gate.

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When the railway built here it took out about 1/3 of the prison.

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Fighter jets

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Here is the one half of the outer gate. The main portion is sized for wagons and inside it is a people door.

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This is the Sallyport. Both ends are gated and wagons would come in one end and the gate on the other would stay closed. Everything was inspected and then the other gate would open.

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Here are the cells. The first prisoners here had to build their own cells. The first two, left side, you can see the first prisoners took extra care with their new homes. Look over the doors and you can see cut stone arches. The rest of the cells did not get this.

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On the left is a cell block. On the right over the wall are the railroad tracks that took out the 1/3 of the prison.

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Home sweet home. Six to a room, bathroom in the middle.

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Your view of life when not working.

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Graffiti from the depression. No graffiti from prisoners, apparently a major punishable offense.

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Barber shop. All men got clipped in part to help control lice.

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This door used to be higher but an Alan Ladd movie was filmed here and he was short so they changed the height. Short doorway equals tall man.

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Model of the prison

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These are taken from the guard tower which was built over the water reservoir.

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The prison cemetery (middle of the picture).

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Under the guard tower showing the water reservoir.

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That's it for the prison.

ssicarman
11-21-2014, 10:24 PM
A couple of shots to show off the hotel pool with sunshine.

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Next day heading off to San Diego.

Welcome to California

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Getting into some good sand dunes

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Something that I just do not get. Irrigating to grow hay in the desert.

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Sadly this picture is just after the sign that said sea level and still heading down hill.

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Water for your car. Going up from under sea level with signs to turn off your AC and lots of pull out areas with water barrels for boil overs. I suspect that the area gets a lot hotter than what it was for us.

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Getting close to San Diego

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Made it to the hotel in one piece in the Miramar area by the Air Force base.

Sights in the San Diego area next.

XCovlov70
11-23-2014, 01:35 PM
WOW!

We could just do with that Pool over here at the moment [thumbup] as we came into Morocco and the temperature went up to 24C while it also started raining and the Mosquitos came out to play on US! [nonono][nonono]

Within a few minutes my good lady was bitten 4 times on her fingers, while the Bug spray is going down fast.

ssicarman
11-23-2014, 06:24 PM
The pool in Yuma was a great way to start relaxing on vacation. Warm temperatures and good weather. Even better no biting bugs.

Sorry to hear about your Mosquitoes. Hope that you loose them in a hurry

First morning in San Diego was spent wandering through Old Town San Diego. We went through the original old town area but driving out for lunch we saw that there was more to see outside of (south on public roadways) the older buildings. So we now have more to see next time we go there. One of the last shots will be up that road.

So we begin.

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Catholic church right by Old Town

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Beginning of October so we have to have pumpkins out, these will last for a lot longer than the real thing.

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The central plaza

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Hibiscus

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Courtyard area with shops and restaurants

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Take note of the two hibiscus flowers. The inner red areas spiral in different directions.

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Other side of the courtyard

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Sadly out of focus but still a nice colour.

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From in the Wells Fargo office

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The gold is supposed to be real.

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Need a room for the night. If so talk to the Sheriff.

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However you do not get the view from this room.

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Local flora by where we had an ice cream break

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Looking up the street that needs exploring next visit

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Next stop lunch at 'The Fish Market Seafood Market and Restaurant' right on the Harbour with a large surprise beside it.

ssicarman
11-23-2014, 10:28 PM
Lunch time.

As I said, right on the harbour.

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Saw this when we pulled into the parking lot. Of course it was not the first thing that we saw when we pulled in. The restaurant is on the left side of the picture under the trees.

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What did catch our eye coming into the parking lot was this...

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The USS Midway. Just outside shots as we did not have enough time to do a proper on board tour.

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Heading back to the hotel and saw some really strange spiral street lights

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ssicarman
11-29-2014, 01:43 PM
Life got busy this last week so there has been no time to update.

Until now.

So the next morning we are of to the Beach. La Jolla. Spent two or three hours wondering the beach and then headed out and drove around La Jolla with the ultimate aim of doing lunch at a Mexican restaurant that used to in Old Town San Diego. It is now more in the suburbs by a shopping mall. It is call Casa De Pico and it has very good food.

First the beach.

Driving to the beach

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At the Beach

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High tide

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Living the life in the hills looking over the Beach and the Ocean.

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If you can't live in the hills with the view then you force yourself to live on the Beach and keep your house secure with a raised staircase.

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Random shots of the area after leaving the beach to get to the restaurant for lunch. Starting in the beach area and then working further out to the south and east.

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Parked at the Mall for lunch.
We don't see this kind of thing at home in parking lots, the flowers not the building.

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Certainly not Bird of Paradise.

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Lunch time.

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Next batch will be heading north to Monterey.

ssicarman
12-01-2014, 09:50 PM
Next moring headed north to Monterey.

Went up Interstate 5 through Los Angeles then west through Hollister to Monterey. May not have been the most direct way but it was a route not traveled for a good number of years and I have wanted to go through Hollister for a while.

Heading north from San Diego/Miramar

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Truck runaway ramp

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Hollister

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First view of the Ocean

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At the Hotel in Monterey

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XCovlov70
12-02-2014, 12:20 AM
I like the Truck Runaway Ramp going off into the hills!
Over this side of the 'Pond' they tend to put them going downhill but on long beds of small stones which have a real slowing down effect on a runaway.

ssicarman
12-02-2014, 09:37 PM
The run away ramp is on the I5 on the north end of the LA area. The mountains/hills here go up a good bit. I believe that the interstate here goes up to 4,000 feet and then down to the central valley of California which is at about 100 feet.
Most of the runaway ramps I have seen are graveled like yours but they try to make them go up hill. What I get a kick out of seeing on some ramps are no parking signs to try and stop people from parking in front of them. Makes you wonder about people.

ssicarman
12-02-2014, 10:13 PM
Now for the Monterey area.

Next day for lunch our favourite seafood place.

Heading to Moss landing for Phils Fish Market and Eatery and what is now my yearly dose of Cioppino.

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If you look over the persons shoulder you will see part of the clean up crew. Very clever little bird. It would hold still until I brought my camera up to take a picture and then it would go. This was the best that could get with the bird in the picture. I did a lot of where the bird used to be.

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Cioppino

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After lunch it is off to the beach

Pelicans with the Moss landing smoke stacks in the background

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Brussel Sprouts anyone?

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Real Pumpkins

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A very strange to us Strawberry. It is red all of the way through. It tasted incredible.

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XCovlov70
12-03-2014, 12:06 AM
The run away ramp is on the I5 on the north end of the LA area. The mountains/hills here go up a good bit. I believe that the interstate here goes up to 4,000 feet and then down to the central valley of California which is at about 100 feet.
Most of the runaway ramps I have seen are graveled like yours but they try to make them go up hill. What I get a kick out of seeing on some ramps are no parking signs to try and stop people from parking in front of them. Makes you wonder about people.

I think when some people drive they only see themselves on the road all other vehicles do not exist like the signs that they pass by, then again some others seem to have something called 'mush' between their ears and cannot comprehend what things mean!

Sadly we see it all the time in the amount of travelling we do and it beats me how some people passed their driving test or maybe they 'Phoned a Friend' who took it for them! [nonono][nonono]

Looks like you just came into 'Vegetarian Country'

P.s. Can you ship us some Brussels Sprouts over as we cannot find them over here and we would like some for Christmas to go with the Turkey!
Thanks! :D:D

ssicarman
12-04-2014, 09:38 PM
OH! You are one of those people....the ones that like Brussels Sprouts. If I could you would get them all.

I guess the bad drivers are world wide. Sadly there are so many of them.

So now more pictures. These are from Cannery Row in Monterey.

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In the middle of the Sea Gulls is an Otter. The Gulls are working the Otter over for free food.

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Across the street from the Aquarium that the Otter pictures were taken from.

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Looking down Cannery Row

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Next day lunch at the Old Fisherman's Wharf

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XCovlov70
12-05-2014, 01:00 AM
We will have a look in Agadir today for some Brussels Sprouts as we are off on a 'Look see' around the city and being a much bigger place we might just get lucky as we could be here for Christmas the way things are going!

Cannery Row & Fisherman's Wharf pictures bring back some nice memories with a faint taste of Clam Chowder! Yummy, when you get a good one!

ssicarman
12-06-2014, 08:04 PM
Next morning we had a bit of rain to send us off back home. We didn't mind as it was not a lot and we quickly ran out of it. Although I am sure that the locals loved it as they are suffering from a drought.

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Notice the strange looking cloud over the Semi on the left side of the road.

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Turns out it is not a cloud.

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Just for the heck of it. Pretty much at the top end of California. About 800 miles of State.

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Some real ones and a couple of not so real.

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Finally, Welcome to Oregon

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Overnight in Roseburg Oregon and then in the morning back on the road.

XCovlov70
12-08-2014, 01:02 PM
Interesting seeing the 'Campers' at the back of the Barn along with the 'Caravan' sign on the highway, while I though the road in the opposite direction had disappeared at one point but I guess it had been 'split' around the hill.

ssicarman
12-08-2014, 10:23 PM
You will see a lot of campers, RV's and the like in rural areas. I always assume they are storing them for themselves and or friends. A lot of the campers for trucks that I see seem old enough to there for good. RIP (Rotting In Place)

The "Caravan" sign I seem to have missed...which picture did you see it in?

Heading out the next morning it is cooler and there are a lot of low clouds in the hills.

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Anyone need gas?

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Out of the hills heading north into Portland

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By passing Portland

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Totally out of focus big ugly 4by4.

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Mt Hood

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Starting into the Columbia River Valley

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Last year coming the other way and a month later all of these trees has lost their leaves.

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Welcome to Washington

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Nearing Spokane

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Overnight in Liberty Lake Washington. Just east of Spokane. Fall has hit here.

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XCovlov70
12-09-2014, 12:02 AM
The 'Caravan sign' on the roadside was in Picture DSCF2734 just as you were approaching the South & Central Weed road sign.

The colour of those trees at the hotel as the sun came up looked really nice DSCF2776.

The 'mist' in the other pictures was because you rolled out of bed to early to hit the road! :D

We got it in places as we went through France and Spain but by 10:00 thankfully it had burnt off with the Sun as some drivers were happily travelling with no lights showing on their vehicles so clearly what was between their ears was still half asleep [mad2] and they were not hanging about as quite a few came past us like a bat out of hell!

Was that a Hydro Electric Dam you also passed with one gate open for overflow?

ssicarman
12-13-2014, 12:20 PM
Delay in posting due to having to play with the car. Earlier in the week my drivers door window switch stopped working. Got the time to hook up the DICE to the car and got a LIN BUS code for the DDM (Drivers Door Module). So now I get to spend some quality time trying to figure out if it is the DDM or something else. Before that though this.


Caravan sign---I was looking through the pictures for a written word sign not the symbol sign.

The trees by the hotel were a great colour. We don't have any trees that give that colour here. They were very nicely enhanced by the sunset.
The mist is normally in my head when I wake up to early. Goes away with coffee.

The Dam

There are a few Dams on the Columbia River. They are all Hydro Electric. I have gotten shots of them the other years I have traveled down the river. This heading up the river and it was easier to get this picture. Interesting feature on the Dams is fish spawning ramp to the left of the spill ways.

Next morning heading east to get to the road north. Bit of interesting weather as we head out.

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You don't see many old ones like this anymore

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Welcome to Canada. Didn't get the welcome signs but the 100 KPH should do.

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Never realized how many Larch trees there were in the mountains here.

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In Fernie BC for a bit of a lunch break.

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Of course a good Canadian should head to a Canadian icon for lunch after being out of the country for a couple of weeks. No Swiss Chalet to be seen so Tim Hortons it was.

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Welcome to Alberta

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Old coal mine.

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Turtle mountain where the Frank Slide came down from.

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Final picture of the trip. Next morning after filling with gas to go rescue the dog from the kennel.

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Will try to get one more post in with some videos.

XCovlov70
12-14-2014, 02:23 AM
We have a tree on this side of the 'Pond' called an Acer which has leaves similar in shape to the Canadian Maple Leaf while in Autumn the leaves turn a brilliant reddish brown colour very similar to the ones at the hotel.

Dam.
A number of dams of the Hydro Electric type over here, especially in Scotland have the 'Fish Ladder' while some of then have windows fitted where you can go and watch the fish making there way back upstream. Mainly it is Salmon going upstream to spawn.

Hope you resolved the issue with the window on the car as the temperature has now dropped considerably over there!

I think those 'lines' in the sky are vapour trails from aircraft engines flying over, we get them a few times over our house from Transatlantic flights going over to Heathrow & Gatwick, and it's easy to make out the 4 or 2 engined type before the trails come together as they spread out.

Old Cars!

Over here in Morocco they are still using 40 or 50 year old Mercedes as Taxi's and they stick 7 People in them! 4 in the back and 3 in the front!
No seat belts and no airbags, while they drive like a bat out of hell!! :D