This is the end
My only friend, the end..
Last video of our west coast road trip. We spent a lot of days in Los Angeles, but they were not planned!
We scheduled only to stay here for a few days, but hurricane Irene the 28th of august disagreed with our plan. Our flight Los angeles-Philadelphia-Frankfurt-Bologna was deleted and our company( US airways) postponed our flight to the 8th of september.
This unexpected week in Los Angeles has been a nice and expensive gift.
We passed the first days in Venice Beach, going around LA by car (a very bad choice because of the traffic) and at the universal studios.
The next days we went surfing in malibù and venice beach, we builded fantastic sandcastle.
It’s not wrong to say that we lived in Johnny rockets restaurants, the best american fast food that we have known in 40 days.
Thanks to everyone that has watched this short video-story of a wonderful trip, and i’m grateful to Alberto and Marco for those unforgettable memories.
See you in the next trip
We travelled through Mojave Desert and we finally arrived in San Diego.
San Diego is probably the city that I enjoyed most. It’s amazing, and it’s more “on a human scale” than Los Angeles.
We spent two nights in Gaslamp Quarter and two nights in Little Italy.
At the end of the video there is a short “summary” of the baseball match in the “All you can eat zone”!
By the way, for San Diego Padres fan, that day was the one of Trevor Hoffman Retirement Ceremony.
We arrived in the last indian reserve of our trip, on the south sides of Lake Powell.
The whole region is awesome, but the city of Page is unique green spot in the middle of the desert.
On of the most important construction in that area is the Glen Canyon Dam. It was built from 1956 to 1966 on the Colorado River to supply the growing electrical power consumption. It’s creation created the second-largest artificial lake in the United States, Lake Powell.
On of the most interesting location near Page is Antelope Canyon! There are no words to describe it! Amazing!
After Page we spent a night in Williams and then we vist Gran Canyon.
The most famous National Park in USA ( and in the world) take your breath away, but in my opinion it’s too crowded!
In the video there is also few shot from Las Vegas, were we neglected the camera
Many miles travelled, but many more to go.
It’s August 14, after Canyonlands we entered Colorado and we arrived in Cortez.
After a night in Cortez we took our car to visit Mesa Verde National Park.
Mesa Verde is a Spanish term for “green table”, and it’s full of ancient stone villages builded by Indians from AD 600-1300. Mesa Verde is very interesting but after a while is a bit repetitive!
We leave Mesa Verde and we entered Monument Valley, in the middle of the Navajo reservation.
I have few worlds to descrive such a mesmerizing landscape!
We also spent the night in a hogan, a typical navajo house, in the middle of Monument Valley!
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After Arches we spent 2 days in Canyonlands, in my opinion the most amazing National Park in Utah.
This morning we are visiting Arches National Park in eastern Utah. As usual we’re running out of water, but this time in a desert of sandstone arches!
A 670-miles-timelapse of our trip from Gardiner ( north of Yellowstone) to Moab.
USA – August 2011 - After a 1000-miles-journey we finally arrived in Yellowstone, which is located between Idaho, Wyoming and Montana. The first shots are taken in Gran Teton, a National Park south of Yellowstone.
USA – August 2011 – This is our journey through Utah, the “land of blossoming valleys”. We leaved Las Vegas in the early morning and we arrived to Grafton, an evocative ghost town. We also got across Zion Park and Bryce Canyon, two of the most famous national park in the United States.
While going north to Yellowstone, we swam in the Great Salt Lake.
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thanks to: tolomo.com
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For What it’s Worth – Buffalo Springfield
60B (Etown Theme) – Nancy Wilson
USA – August 2011 – It’s a hot journey, we are travelling in a 116°F (46°C) desert. As usual we are running out of water. As usual our black chevy is hot as hell. As usual we get sunburn. The mountains are always so far, and the great salt desert is brilliant under the sun. We will see in this video Zabriskie Point, Badwater Basin, Devil’s Golf Course.
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I hope you enjoy
© Nicola Manzini
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Music: Kaiser Chiefs – Modern Way