Nearly everybody who knows Sabine and me also knows that food means a lot to us. We like to try different kinds of food, we like to cook food and we probably also talk more about food than most people.
Some have asked us, when you were on the road trip â€“ what did you eat? Could you cook in the van?
113 days (one in a tent and ten in a hotel) – 14,000 miles / 22.400 km – 860 gallons / 3270L of gas – 29 gallons / 110 L of coffee – one break down – 14 National Parks – 3974 pictures (…trigger happy …)
As you can guess we are now back in San Ramon and the trip has reached its end.
Saguaro National Park is split into a large, but a bit inaccessible, east park and a smaller, more accessible west park. We decided to go to the west and found a really nice county park – complete with prickly pear cacti and saguaro – just outside the national park where we could camp.
The sand in White Sand is actually .. white. It is really fine, white sand and it is a lot of fun to play in it.
Thursday we left Santa Fe, but we did eat our linch at the square before leaving. The local news paper took a picture of Felix .. we couldn’t get the newspaper down here in White Sands, bit we found it online.
We arrived in White Sands Thursday evening. Here it is nice and warm (Santa Fe was actually a bit cold, with frost at night). We have started counting the days to the end of our trip, but still enjoys it in full.
We didnâ€™t actually plan to go to Santa Fe, but four years ago we went on vacation here and liked it so much that we decided that after all that bus trouble we wanted to drop Big Bend National Park in Texas and drive directly to Santa Fe to stay for a few days. The town is so pretty with all the old (and new!) adobe houses and chile ristras hanging from every other beam.
After leaving Orlando, and Mickey, we drove op along the Florida East Coast, to the Pan-handle. We stopped near Panama City to take a rest day and go to the beach(es) – they sure have beautiful beaches here! We talked about maybe staying another day, just to enjoy the beaches, but ended up continuing to New Orleans on Sunday anyway. As you probably know by now we didnâ€™t make it to New Orleans, but got stuck in Mobile, Alabama!!!
When we left for Disney, Sunday, it was in quite a bit of rain we started driving, but before we reached Orlando it had stopped raining. Unfortunately the weather forecast said that during the next two days we were supposed to have more of the same.
We are now in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
We made it to New Orleans .. well sort of ..