While coming from warm Jamaica Denver greets us with rain and 3 degrees. Our truck needs some service and so it takes 3 more days till we are on the road again. For the next 3 weeks we have a visit from Manfreds daughter Katja and we pick her up at Denver airport.
We like the Caribbean Beaches and decided to spend our 30th wedding anniversary in Jamaica at the famous Negril Beach. From previous visits, we like the small family hotel Charela Inn. For two weeks we did nothing apart from adjusting the sun beds into the right direction, drinking good Rum Punch and cold beer and enjoyed good food. Here are some pictures from Jamaica and the Seven Mile Beach in Negril. Enjoy.
Coming from Memphis we continue our journey to the West. We feel like the first settlers but our trip is a little bit more comfortable with MOMO compared to a wagon. We can only guess which strains these people shouldered to reach the new land.
Coming from Florida we soon cross the border to Georgia. Our next destination is Savannah where we want to spend a couple of days. Apart from swamp and a lot of private islands from rich people it’s not much to see on the highway in between.
After our nice days with Justin and his family in Texas we drive along the coast to Galveston. The beach is endless but it`s too cold for swimming and the uncounted oil refineries are not really a motivation to stay for longer. So, we soon pass the state border to Louisiana.
Texas is huge and the second largest state in the US with 695.621sqkm and a population of more than 26 Million. This makes 37/sqkm. Compared to Germany with half the size we have 230 people/sqkm.
We cross the state border from Arizona to New Mexico and drive mile after mile over endless highways. The state has a lot of interesting spots and we want to visit some of them in the next weeks.
We cross the border in Nogales without problems and even got a 12 months Visa from the very friendly officer. To quickly adopt to the American way of life our first stop after the border is at Carl`s Junior for a Hamburger before we continue on the Interstate 19 to Tucson. We are surprised about the width of the road without any potholes. Therefore, border control is present and causes a traffic jam at the checkpoint. Seems to be a pre-stage of the wall…..