USA 1985 - Last trip with my parents
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In July 1985 my parents took me on my last trip too the USA. It was already my fifth trip to the US with them. First time when i was 2 years old. We flew from Amsterdam to Seattle in about 13 hours with Martinair the second largest dutch airliner. Only KLM is bigger.
After arriving at Seattle Airport we took our rental car (toyota) to our first stop which was my cousin Donna in Spokane in Idaho. She lives tehre with here husband and daugther. We stayed there for about 2 days before hitting the road east again. The rest of the trip took us thrue the states, Montana, Yellowstone, Wyoming, South Dakota, Minnesota, Milwaukee (wisconson), Ohio Cincinnati, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas,Texas, Okhlahoma, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, and back to Washington.
One of the highlightes were ofcourse Las Vegas, Hoover dam, Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Elvis Graceland, Great America, Mount Rushmore and many other great locations.
Also the black hills (mount rushmore) were very interesting. The hard granite of Mount Rushmore is among the oldest rock in the world.
In Chicago we went to Six Flaggs Great Amerika an amusement park with lost of rollercoasters and other attractions. At the end of the trip we went back to Washington and i went to a Boyscout group at Camp Longlake for a couple of days to experience the american boyscouts, me as a kid had a great time there. Highlights were the day at the shooting ranch. Camp Long Lake has lots of program offerings for Scouts from 11-17 years of age. Still in my memory were al the enoying muscitos!!!
The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.
After almost 5 weeks ofcourse we had to get back home again back to our normal lives and me back to school!!Due to my parents i was addicted to travelling. Yet it would take another 7 years before returning back too the states in August 1992!!Next visit will be this year may 2009.