Dustin's blogly travels

Monday, April 04, 2005


Well, we drove straight through the night from Las Vegas back to Phoenix. We arrived back here at around 5am and slept till the late afternoon. A huge, busy week well worth it! Thanks guys.. I really enjoyed seeing the places but enjoyed getting to know everyone even better.


The Venician...


Me and Drew...


The music fountains outside the Belagio. Stunning!


The Las Vegas pictures didn't come out to well but this is in the main street of all the Casino's. I was overwhelmed by the number of amazing casino's everywhere. I felt like I was in Ocean's 11. Too bad its illegal to gamble until you're over 21 or I would have tried a hand of poker just to say I had....


Brandon and the dog. His only friend whilst being interrogated by Hannah's parents.. Reminds me of Remmy..


Hannahs Parents house...


Americans have this to an art... Drew studying hard in the back....


Good bye Nevada - Las Vegas here we come....


Hannah & Brandon on the top...


Brandon aka Coolio is talking on the phone whilst skiing - what a show off!


Well, after a comfy night at Hannah's parents house in Reno it was time for skiing on the mountains of Lake Taho. Behind me is the lake. My skiing is getting better - I think i'm getting the "pizza" and "frenchfry" motion right!


haha


Stunning?


The troupers - Drew must have been freezing!


Brandon and I threatened to go swimming in the lake but once I put my big toe in and found that it went blue instantly, i reconsidered.....


Lake Taho on the border of California and Nevada. The icy mountains that surround the lake provide an endless supply of water to one of the deepest lakes in the world. The continous motion prevents the water from freezing. Definitely one of the most stunning sights I've seen..


How big is this pizza? 5 of us couldn't finish it - we had 3 slices left...


packing the car once again!


The San Fran house.


Hannah's granparents house to the right. Nice green, hilly neighborhood... reminds me of england..


Yet another tongue picture... i managed to get a chopstick down Brandon's mouth a couple of times beforfe this shot...


Chopstick fighting!


Me!


China town! Real cool hats!


Crossing a street...


Dustin, the wise beach man - what a cool guy!


Hannah taking a nap by the San Fran shipyard. We gave her the nickname "shipyard bumb" for her efforts..


The streets of San Fran are famous for its car chases. e.g. Gone in 60 seconds. They are steep and hilly and cars can flt over them!


way in the distance is the Golden gate bridge...


whats this thing called again? On Berkley campus it gives a cool view of the city.


San Fran reminded me of Cape Town. Beautiful surroundings, an ocean and a ghastly prison. From the window of the an Alcatraz prsion cell, one could see a clear view of the beautiful city.. tough life!


Brandon taking a peek down.


Frontal view of the bridge.


This cable is huge! Golden gate bride is beautiful! Its amazing how close Alcatraz is to the city. You can see it clearly from the bridge. It took us 2 hours to walk the bridge. Suspension bridges are really beautiful and you can feel it shake...


San Francisco! We drove down the 101 between San Diego and San Fran...


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Our seating situation. My legs were over the front chair. Drew could stretch out his under mine and Katie could lie on both of us. Rather comfy!


So many ropes. The ship from Master & Commander


Awwww


How big is that shirt? Cute !


Awww - the girls got in too.


Brrrrrrr


We hit the beach, early Saturday morning. It was an overcast day in San Diego but that didn't stop the men from running into the icy cold water. Once your body went numb and feeling in certains areas was lost, the water was actually really warm! Great waves to catch :)


Well, its about time I update my blog. So much to say in so little time... well Spring Break was fabulous. 2 days in San Diego, 3 days in San Franciso, 2 Days in Reno and Lake Taho and 3 hours in Las Vegas! What a week! Well, I'll go through each picture.... This is us startong out trip at around 5pm Friday afternoonn. Starbucks, music and a funny frown - California here we come...Enjoy