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Day 2 and 3 – Fimucite 7

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Day 2 The second day of this festival started pretty slow for us. During the day we went for some drinks, did some shopping and spend some time at the pool. In the evening we went to our second concert of this Festival. For those who do not know: I am a tuba player in a concert band in my… Read more »

Day 1 – Fimucite 7

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A new post on my weblog. That can only mean one thing: I am on holiday. This time it is my second visit to the film music festival Fimucite on Tenerife. Two years ago it was such an awesome experience, it was time to do it again. Like two years ago I am travelling again with Ad representing Our… Read more »

Day16: 14 September

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We started this morning with again a very nice breakfast from Lorna. After saying goodbye to Carl Lorna took us to the airport. Unfortunately Kim was still too sick  and could make it to say goodbye. We flew from Portland to San Francisco. Luckily our suitcases were still at the airportBwhere we left them. After a quick look on  the… Read more »

Day 13: 11 September

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We continued our Scenic drive from San Simeon to San Francisco. We went off for a not so good start..  why? … fog.. lots of fog. You could not see a thing except the road. It was so cold we had to stop so I could change to my short pants with a normal one and put on a vest…. Read more »

Day 12: 10 September

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After a good night sleep and breakfast at a Super 8 motel we took our car for a long drive. Our goal of today was to start the Highway One Scenic Drive to San Francisco. We had to drive to the coast first. To get there we had to drive through vineyards  and pumpjacks. After enjoying a sandwich at a… Read more »

Day 11: 9 September

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It was time to spend our last day in the national parks. On the agenda: Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Park. We started the day with the same as I did ten years ago: visiting the tree General Grant. Afterwards I wanted to lead Stefan to a nice panoramic point. The road was steep and very narrow and at the… Read more »

Day 10: 8 September

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Today was an exciting day. We planned to visit the national park Yosemite. Currently there is an outbreak of the Hantavirus that resulted in the deaths of three people. Stefan and I decided just to go and see what would happen at the entrance. Well… a leaflet with information. As long you stayed away from a certain type of mouse,… Read more »

Day 8 and 9: 6 and 7 September

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We had again a busy day ahead of us. First stop was Zion national park. I had been there 10 years ago and had fond memories of that park. I was quite curious if I would still like it. And apparently I did. The Zion canyon is just beautiful. We took the shuttle bus and stopped at a couple of… Read more »

Day 6 and 7: 4 and 5 September

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We left our motel to pay a visit to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. I have been there 10 years ago. But apparently a lot has changed in the mean time! It looks like there is a new section with another rim walk and a parking lot. Lot more could be seen there. 10 years ago a lot… Read more »