Backroads - away from the tar
RODEO - athletic competition
see and be seen
A Rodeo Miss symbolizes the youth of a state that wants to further promote the sport of the professional rodeoand the Great Western Way.
prestige and prizes...
Cowboys protect themselves well padded
Even before the event, there was a detention.
Cowboys should hold onto the horse for a few seconds -10 seconds are extremly long.
Rodeo, a relic from the Wild West.
Calf Roping -on horse catching a young cattle with bare hands and pushing to ground.
whoops, it's gone
turn the bull's head untill it falls to the ground!
crazy?to put on the back of a sheep a 5 to 6 year old child, under 55 pounds body weight
Mutton Busting - is supposed to be the best youth sport for today's overprotected children!
A belt is tied tightly around the flanks and presses the abdomen down; because of this pain the animal is bucking.
The horse should not be touched with the "free" hand.
When riding on saddled horse, both feet of the rider must remain in stirrups.
a journey into the past
the life at the time of the first settlers
establishment from the pioneering days
artfully crafted oven
relax at the Alcova Reservoir
Now we know who has left marks on the bonnet at night.
outlook on the San Juan River
Valley of the Gods
huge rock formations
Mexican Hat Rock
our campsite with 360 degree panoramic views in a dreamscape
Carhenge of Alliance, Nebraska
artwork from old cars
Custer State Park with hilly grassland and giant bison herds
Bison bull (right) and -cow
Bison rolls in a sandpit
art in the village of Custer
once upon a time, it was around 200,000 years ago...
a museum and an active paleontological site
the world's largest research center for mammoths
Snow Range Scenic Byway
a nice ride that reminded us of Switzerland
The Wyoming Territorial Prison is a former jail near Laramie.
crime and punishment in those years were different
Fort Laramie, a formr trading post and later an army fort.
The Fort had the task of protecting the trade routes from indians.
some buildings are restored and furnished with original equipment
every portrait is 18 meters high
National Presidential Wax Museum
in wax he does not lie and does not cause any damage
back to the moon
Prairie Berry Winery
after tasting we left the winery without anything to buy
Trump advertising vehicle
promotional sign seen on the way from Rapid City to Badlands
here you can find things which you realy dont need
on the huge, overcrowded parking lot was still pointed out - bring your camera!
tasteless sensory overload
Badlands National Park
landscape shaped by the weather
our campsite with a view
even such a vehicle is not pulled out of traffic
We call them car sleepers and hard to believe, but there are many in North America.
Devils Tower National Monument
a sacred mountain for Native American
powerful claws with which they dig in the earth
gallery in Hulett
here the show Western History
what a seat opportunity
Sturgis Time - once a year, the hick town in Wyoming is visited by about 700'000 bikers
Sturgis Motorcycle Museum
Harley-Davidson "Streamliner" with the famous motorcycle racer "Smokin Joe" Petrali.
center of Sturgis
Harleys, as far as the eye can see
being there is everything
Big-Rig RV with motorcycle garage
wild tattoo and piercing ideas are offered
who practices early...
without helmet, but with glasses
skulls are especially in demand
hell is going on in the village
behind the old man, the motor-chick on the back seat
the right boots...
this motorcycle does not force anything into the knees
driver with helmet, very rare to see
this smile was practiced fo years
Vanderhall, three-wheeled sports cars
women ride fat bikes
also tongues are pierced and nose rings are drawn in
there is joy
"Born to be wild"
large moustache and beard competition also take place
the powerful thunder of the engine can be felt on the saddle
biker leather vests with personal statements
panties are required
on the essential reduced motorcycle
nipples mantling order do not apply to boys
everyone likes it
forever and ever on the Harley
tattoos are celebrated
works of art?
little man very big
the Shaka gesture expresses greeting someone or showing solidarity
cool bikes and cool guys
are still issing the garter belts
feeling of freedom and adventure
attention to detail
Service dogs = dogs, who are trained to help a person with a disability
postet for your camera
it is so loud that it hurts
eyes staring at wild tattoos
for this smile had to be paid in advance
regulations met, nipples are covered
immediately the current annual drawing will be fixed
biker girls become models
on the road in the West of the USA
at 2'000 meter altitude, the spring shows up
I build a nest
splendor of nature
on the way at the Mesa Falls Scenic Byway
campground with foresight
Barn, which is photographed by many tourists
In Jackson Hole we find Elk-Antler-Arches
Grand Teton Distillery in Driggs - here, hard brandy is made from potatoe flakes
well, then cheers
sightseeing of the distillery
fortunately we have no suitable place for this showpiece
campground without neighbors
four-legged walking on the centre line of the road
Yellowstone National Park with stormy weather
peaceful and sated
The fur of the Pronghorns always looks a bit badly groomed.
Yellowstone National Park - always fascinating
colors and shapes
Legacy Flight Museum in Rexburg
view on the Snake River
The town Afton in Wyoming seems to be a wild thing.
At the Palisades Reservoir we found an awesome camp spot.
rest and relaxation
we are always amazed
millions of years
fossil of the special kind
again and again we find fantastic camp spots to stay
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park - just beautiful
deep and scary
would be a deep fall!
Flaming Gorge Reservoir
good color scheme
Needle Rock, Colorado
short visit in Denver
Mobile Home handmade
leveling with these things is really fun
small town Hotchkiss with about 900 inhabitants
a lot is disposed of in the front yard
a caravan of a special kind
We wonder why an annual safety and emission test is required to renew the license plate for our RAM 2017.
no digital virus, but printer's ink included
Cathedral Gorge State Park
hiking in a moon landscape
spectacular rock formations
the desert is in bloom
Snow Canypn State Park
on the way in Jenny's Slot Canyon
when cactuses bloom
a flower bouquet as from the florist
Kennecott Copper Mine
an impressive hole
gigantic earth movements
price per tire 60'000 US
Landcruiser Heritage Museum
ther are well-kept and less well-kept Landcruisers to admire
an amazing collection
Public Library Salt Lake City
ultra modern building
coffee shop with garden and view
Police Department with a remarkable entrance
repeatedly patched caravan
Salt Lake Temple
The headquaters of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Temple Square - the place for weddings
Where is the groom of the happy bride?
Utah State Capitol
on the way to Antelope Island
male weigh up to one ton
the change to summer fur begins at the beginning of spring
The Sonora-Desert contains unique and endemic plants and animals.
wind sheltered campsite with view
our campsite at the Mohave Lake near Laughlin
a scenic ride along special trees
solar thermal power station Ivanpah
Laughlin, a town with 9 casinos
a great view from our campsite
Edy's trucker heart beats higher
We are evaluating a suitable travel vehicle for South America - ha, ha.
on the road in Death Valley
Edy is at the lowest point of the USA.
salt flats, a prehistoric lake remnant
RAM and Northen Lite truck camper on the road in Death Valley
maximum temperatures in summer during the day up to over 50 degrees and at night over 40 degrees
during our visit at the Death Valley a storm swept over it - no sign of heat.
colourful and varied
spring in the desert
Alabama Hills, a part of the Sierra Nevada
an amazing campsite
special rock formations
rock landscape in the Alabama Hills
even after 2 weeks stay, it was hard for us to continue our journey
something for every runner - 10 miles, 50 miles or marathon distance
the big bloom of the cacti
5* stop en route in Alabama Hills
great scenic impressions
scenery of nature for many Western movies
some tracks are tricky
encounter with rattlesnake
dog cemetery near Bishop, CA
tribute - last resting place of a four-legged friend
for the loyal animals a nature haven as last resting place
man's best friends
Laws Railroad Museum, Bishop CA
a trip into the past
the town Tonopah was the center of silver mining
in Mammoth Lakes we were surprised by a blizzard - change of travel plans was advisable!
Now I got you!
Erick Schat's Bakery, Bishop CA
a wide range of patisseries
white bread with lots of yeast and oil
Anneke Schat's wine cellar
our campsite at the Pahranagat Lake
in the morning we are woken up by the chattering
Edy - my barbecue chef
PIMA Air & Space Museum in Tucson, Arizonafeaturing over 350 historical aircrafts
impressive, informative and thrilling
gecko at the beach
When we took this photo, one of the residents (englisch speaking tourist) showed us his naked ass.We replied, that we are traveling since 14 years around the world, but this way of vacation is not our dream!
at the campsite in Puerto Vallarta
organized off-road tour for passengers of a cruise ship
waiting in line for breakfast
Since we wanted to enter Mexico's northern neigbor country again, we decidet not to buy a souvenir.
a quiet place at the beach
Playa Cerritos near Mazatlan.
brown pelicans overflying us
Mexicans love their beaches
many things are dragged in and built up
Portable speaker is a Mexico status symbol.It doesn't matter, if the neigbor only 10 meter away also lets music play at full volume.
the real musicians
dealers offer almost everything
teamwork to take out the boat
catch is immediately brought to the vehicles and thus to the dealers
it's still driving
ink, pigments or other colorants into the skin
men are not only blindet by the sun
a sweet creamy cocktail with rum - Pina Colada
extensive playa Brujas, Mazatlan
In search of an idyllic playa we find the devastation,caused by a cyclone in this region at the end of last year.
We found our dream beach, but oly from Monday to Thursday.
at Playa Chacala camping for foreign touris is forbidden during Mexican holidays
Monday - after the hustle and bustle
quiet beach life again
traditional costume from Patzcuaro
Shrine of our Lady of Remedies
Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Puebla
entrance Biblioteca Palafoxiana, Puebla
Museum of the Baroque, Puebla
Templo San Francisco Acatepec, Puebla
Sun Pyramid, Teotihuacan
church used as a library, Patzcuaro
break at work
Los Viejitos Dance
A Mexican folk dance with sandals that have a wooden sole in order to make noise.
In Patzcuaro street signs are drawn on the walls in red and black.
wedding venues Patzcuaro
Pueblo Magico Patzcuaro
agaven will turn into Tequila
exploratory visit of the Siete Leguas Tequila distillery
Mexicans are always hungry
brown pelican searching for food
very unusual structures
this site is fascinating
waiting before the show
The ceremony will start shortly.
climbing up to 150 feet in height
small wooden rotating platform at the top
each volador circles the pole 13 times
Restaurante Fussion, Veracruz
driveway Hacienda Xico Inn
camping at Hacienda Xico Inn
Tree of Life - clay sculpture
visit of the Pueblo Magico Xico
Mole is a tradional sauce used in Mexican cuisine.
magic town Xico with traditions and unique culture
Historic Town of Guanajuato
Zocalo is the place to see, be and meet.
The city has a network of underground tunnels,that serve as roads making this place unique in the world.
El Pipila, a 28-meter tall statue of an independence hero.
Universidad de Guanajuato
Callejon de Beso - a very narrow street
Museum Casa Conde Rul
current exhibition of contemporary paintings from Cuba
Museum of the Mummies
a really strange and unique museum
La Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, San Miguel de Allende
In Mexico we get spoiled with culinary delights.
There is always something going on in this city.