Photography Class with David Coleman, at Pescadero Beach, California

Rrrrrrrrrring. 5:15 am. Yawn. I open my eyes. I can not see anything. Oh God. Oh, right. It’s still dark. I go to the bathroom and turn on the light. Still, can’t see nothing. Eyes are swollen. Uh-oh. But bravely I throw myself into the shower – after all, I want to be at the beach at sunrise. I got Continue reading “Photography Class with David Coleman, at Pescadero Beach, California”

40 years of Kiki

40 years of Kiki – that sounds like a really, REALLY long time. Whew.  Admittedly, I was not too thrilled to have to leave the thirties. But sometimes you just have bad luck.

Well then, if I have to celebrate my fortieth birthday, then at least decent –  who knows how long I can still do that … to celebrate properly and so. I do not get younger! Continue reading “40 years of Kiki”

Yosemite National Park – Tioga Road – Ghost Town Bodie

Who loves nature HAS to visit Yosemite National Park. So Conni *) and I check out the road conditions and then check into Carsten **).

  *) Mother
**) Car

In Yosemite everbody can find his favourite place to be – no matter of being a  climber, a hiker, a stroller or a “car-hiker”. We decide for the last two opportunities and want to cruise the Tioga-Pass-Road. On this road you cross the entire park and get a great, no, GREAT impression of this huge natural scenery. Continue reading “Yosemite National Park – Tioga Road – Ghost Town Bodie”

A fortnight in California – the most beautiful places

I am sitting here, writing and big elephant tear drops are running over my cheeks and dripping on my laptops keyboard. I am pretty happy not to be seven years old anymore and forced to write with a fountain pen – by then when I had to cry over my work, the ink would smudge and I had to write everything again (as if it were not bad enough to cry).

But why am I crying today?

I had to bring my Conni to the airport.

(If you don’t speak Kiki-tongue:  Continue reading “A fortnight in California – the most beautiful places”

R A F T I N G -ON -THE -A M E R I C A N -R I V E R with American Whitewater Expeditions. Short Vacation: Sacramento – Rafting – Lake Tahoe. Day 2.

Right after closing our eyes we fall asleep. But only a short time later I wake up again – I am sweating…! God, I’m hot! Allthough we only use ONE sleeping bag – all the others are just in case next to us…

Well then, I get rid of my pajama and go back nudism into my bag. Humph. Still hot. And now I also have to go to the toilet. Damn it. If I Continue reading “R A F T I N G -ON -THE -A M E R I C A N -R I V E R with American Whitewater Expeditions. Short Vacation: Sacramento – Rafting – Lake Tahoe. Day 2.”

Bay View and Red Hill Loop. Spring.

After weeks of shivering and countless rain drops, finally spring has arrived! But the rain did a nice job and everything is in blossom and green – so the contrast to the blue sky and the bright sunshine is simply beautiful! Let’s get outside!

I meet my friend Julia. She comes from Salzburg. Yes, Salzburg, my home town in Austria. Isn’t it a small world we’re living in? Matthias is not allowed to come with us. He has a sore throat and fever and must stay in bed. So poor! Continue reading “Bay View and Red Hill Loop. Spring.”