First of all I had only planned to go the very West down to California, but by talking with my hosts, I changed my mind and my route. In addition to that I changed my route by things I was so close to, that I had to see them and take detours.

I made three tours into the USA:

1st trip = Montana – Wyoming – South Dakota – Wyoming – Montana

I was visiting the MOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL and CRAZY HORSE MEMORIAL as well as the Yellowstone National Park


2nd trip = Washington – Oregon – California – Nevada – Arizona – California – Utah – Idaho – Montana

Washington = Seattle, Jamestown, Sequim, Port Angeles etc. , Wenatchee National Forest, Naches, Yakima, Toppenish, Mt. Rainer, Columbia River George

Oregon = Portland, Rockaway Beach, Newport, Springfield, McKenzie scenic byway incl. McKenzie Pass,  Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway, Crescent Lake

California = Mt. Shasta, Yosemite National Park, Bakersfield

Nevada = Susanville, Carson City, Virginia City, Lake Tahoe, Antilope Valley, North Las Vegas, Boulder City

Arizona = Kingman (Route 66), Hackberry, Peach Springs, Seligman, Grand Canyon (South Side), Flagstaff, Page with the Glen Canyon Dam

Utah = Cove Fort History Site, Salt Lake City, Bonneville Salt Flats

Idaho = Twin Falls, Idaho Falls

Montana = Helena, Dillon, Great Falls, Giant Springs State Park and Missouri River, Sweetgrass


3rd trip = Nevada, California

Nevada = (that!) Las Vegas

California = St. Monica, Los Angeles, San José (only bus change), Sacramento, San Francisco, Silicon Valley,  St. Barbara, San Diego (detour to Tijuana, Mexico), Murjetta, flight home from LA

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