USA 1985 - Last trip with my parents

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Our plane Dc10 to Seattle

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.

Wyoming
In Cincinnati we visited my dads sister for a couple of days. In Las vegas we went a whole day to the big waterslide park Wet 'n  Wild. Too bad the park isn't there anymore in 2009, otherwise we visited it again this year. Which was amazing, especially when your 10 years old. But it was really hot that day in Vegas so it was a good thing we cooled down there for that day.

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.

Mount Rushmore
Geologists claim it will erode at a rate of one inch every 10,000 years.
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.

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Our plane Dc10 to Seattle
Our plane Dc10 to Seattle
Wyoming
Wyoming
Mount Rushmore
Mount Rushmore
In the DC10 cockpit (still possibl…
In the DC10 cockpit (still possib…
My dad at a truck
My dad at a truck
Entering Montana
Entering Montana
Montana
Montana
Montana Dollar Saloon
Montana 'Dollar' Saloon
Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park
Goosse!!
Goosse!!
Wyoming rodeo
Wyoming rodeo
Wyoming
Wyoming
Yep thats me with the sunglasses!!
Yep that's me with the sunglasses!!
Mount Rushmore
Mount Rushmore
Rushmore town
Rushmore town
My Mom cousins home in Dundee Milw…
My Mom cousins home in Dundee Mil…
Great America
Great America
Rollercoaster
Rollercoaster
Me drivin the automobile
Me 'drivin' the automobile
Water ride!!
Water ride!!
Me and mom at dinner!!
Me and mom at dinner!!
Mom
Mom
Ohio
Ohio
Me at the pool
Me at the pool
Me and Rocky at the pool of Paula
Me and Rocky at the pool of Paula
Graceland
Graceland
Me and mom at grave of elvis aron …
Me and mom at grave of elvis aron…
Garceland
Garceland
Mom and dad at the Oklahoma sign
Mom and dad at the Oklahoma sign
Family from Tennessee
Family from Tennessee
Texas
Texas
Texas!
Texas!
Hooverdam
Hooverdam
Me at the hooverdam
Me at the hooverdam
Me and my mom
Me and my mom
Las vegas strip 1985
Las vegas strip 1985
Circus CXircus Hotel 1985
Circus CXircus Hotel 1985
The Frontier
The Frontier
Circus Circus
Circus Circus
Wet N Wild
Wet 'N Wild
Wet N Wild
Wet 'N Wild
Waterslides
Waterslides
Boyscout camp
Boyscout camp
Rifle ranch
Rifle ranch
Bow and arrow
Bow and arrow
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