A Month On The Road

Hello from Las Vegas! Surprise: Chris and I are in the United States! This time around we are not only visiting family in Wisconsin but also making a road trip from Las Vegas to San Francisco. Just to make you jealous: I’m writing this blog post while waiting on our fluffy American pancakes stuffed with banana and topped with caramelized banana and Eggs Benedict with Canadian bacon. While you are savoring the thought of our delicious breakfast you can read this post explaining all about where we are going on this road trip.


welcome to Las Vegas
Las Vegas: Welcome to Vegas Sign“, by Ashley Mukulik. Licensed under CC BY 2.0.

To start off our holiday we are spending a night and a day in Las Vegas. So far my only impression of Las Vegas is HOT. Even at night you wonder why someone is holding a blowdryer in your face. I almost dare to say the heat is worse than during our holiday in Dubai. Also Americans seem to be immune to something called airconditioning. Everyone is walking around in shorts and tank tops, while I’m freezing inside because the airconditioning is up super high haha!

But enough complaining about the temperatures in Las Vegas! Today we hope to see the Bellagio Hotel, Paris and The Venetian.


Bad Water Death Valley
, by John Fowler. Licensed under CC BY 2.0.

After Las Vegas we are going to make our way to Death Valley. We will only be passing through, but I hope to at least see the salt flats of Badwater Basin (see photo above). I’m quite excited to go to Death Valley, because the thought of driving through nothing but dessert seems really cool to me. Also I really hope we can stop along side the road somewhere and take some awesome outfit pictures haha!


Sequioa Squirrel by Rajiv Patel (Rajiv’s View) Licensed under CC BY 2.0.



Yosemite by Edward Stojakovic. Licensed under CC BY 2.0.


Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Bridge 4“, by Denis Cappellin. Licensed under CC BY 2.0.

Our final destination on this road trip will be San Francisco. So far the only big cities in the United States that I’ve been to are Milwaukee, Chicago and New York. From what I’ve read San Francisco has a really different, more European, vibe to it. Really looking forward to riding the trolly and trying out a lot of different food. Also we are trying out AirBnB for the first time during our stay in San Fran, which I’m quite excited about.

After our road trip we will be flying to Chicago and driving up to Wisconsin where we will be spending two weeks with Chris’ family. I’m really excited to see everyone again. This is my seventh time visiting the United States so being in Wisconsin really feels like coming home after a long time of absence to me.

With Love,

Elise Mooijman

1 Comment

  1. 03/08/2015 / 11:17

    Ugh Elise, so jealous now ^^ Sequioa National Park is a really cool place and yep I agree on that San Francisco has a different vibe, but it’s great! Have fun and be careful during the hike!

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