Travels: USA Roadtrip 2019 – Episode 3

USA Roadtrip 2019 – Episode 3:
Cabin in the Woods 

We had a big fight in the group in the morning so we left Las Vegas an hour late and the 2 cars holding 3 people each went off independently. First we visited Red Rock Canyon and did the scenic drive and some walking.

The impressive Red Rock Canyon
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We also encountered some interesting plants. We assume that both pictures show the same plant at different states:

The rest of our day consisted mainly of driving – 7 hours in total. We only stopped at two gas stations for petrol and to eat. We discovered that most gas stations had microwaves where we could also heat up our own food without a problem. Although, I have to admit, that I found the food the gas stations offered very fascinating and sinfully delicious.

Sinfully delicious and (only 😛 ) XL food options at US gas stations.
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We actually met the other guys on the road close to our next Airbnb, where we arrived at around 19:00. We had planned not to arrive too late as we wanted to enjoy our cabin in the woods. I joked that we are destined to be murdered tonight as we already split up before actually entering the cabin. 

Our cabin in the woods and its wild garden
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We prepared a cosy fire inside, ate and went to bed very early. Thankfully, the cabin remained in peace (with no scary surprises!) apart from the rain that continued for the whole night.

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On 17th January, our 5th day on the road, O’Sol had to get some work done so we had decided that we will depart later and have a slow morning with some working time. It was a rainy day anyway, so we skipped Sequoia National Park and had only 3 hours of driving to our next Airbnb. We departed together at around 11:00. We noticed consequences of the heavy rain on the road, like mud at several occasions. A bit scary, but also fascinating was a piece of flooded road we had to cross.

Driving along this flooded road was exciting!
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Some photos from along our travel on the road:

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At the gas station where we stopped to get some fuel there were several police cars and some policeman emptying a normal car. Of course we wondered what had happened and the guy from the petrol station told us that the police had just arrested two gang members and found drugs and guns in that car that they were emptying!! In a way, I was a bit disappointed we couldn’t witness the arrest, but maybe that would have been a bit too frightening …

The police cars from a distance as I didn’t dare to take a photo from closer.
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So a day that we expected to be a rather “boring” one turned out to be quite interesting. At around 17:00 we reached our awesome Airbnb house and had plenty of time to relax and work.

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Click here to read the next episode of this USA Roadtrip 2019 or navigate through the Table of Contents:

Table of Contents

  1. Prologue & Epilogue
  2. Arrival & 1st Day
  3. Bryce, Zion and The Grand Canyon
  4. Cabin in the Woods 
  5. Yosemite
  6. The Golden Gate Bridge
  7. Huge trees & Hollywood
  8. Universal Studios Hollywood
  9. The LA experience
  10. A paradise of stones
  11. Finally, Las Vegas!

Written by Julia Heuritsch | Last edited: 25th June 2022

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