Palm Springs, California

Taking a walk in downtown ๐ŸŒด Palm Springs ๐ŸŒด.


Reunited with Herbie again

We picked up Herbie after being away from him for a year, serviced his carburetor and hit the road heading South to ๏ธ๐ŸŒด Palm Springs ๐ŸŒด where we are enjoying a little pit stop.

Back in the USA! We made it!

Touchdown! We made it!
After making a detour to Mexico, we finally returned back to the United States of America.

We are so happy to be back after our last journey to the US was cancelled in April due to Trump’s travel ban and flight cancellations.

Herbie’s World Tour can now be continued…

Herbie’s Got A Home

After ten years of residing in America, Herbie No. I eventually got a “home”. In 2010 we shipped Herbie from Australia to the United States in order to travel the entire Americas. Since that time our Love Bug was exposed to the outdoors until we just bought a 40 ft container as a garage for Herbie and the camper. Special thanks go to our dear friend Randy, who managed this deal for us and who became Herbie’s host years ago!

Unfortunately we couldn’t visit the US this year so far, but we hope to be able in autumn. We look forward to opening the container and seeing Herbie again. Stay tuned!

US Trip Canceled

Since travels to the US have been banned and our flight canceled, we won’t be able to continue Herbie’s World Tour, as we planned, in April. But we hope to be back on the road in autumn this year. We’ll keep you posted!

News from Route 66

Just discovered an article by “The Original Route 66 Gift Shop Newsletter” from September 2016, while we were touring the “Mother Road” back then. In less than a month we’ll be back there and we’re defenitely looking forward to “getting our kicks on Route 66” again!

Time To Say Goodbye

Goodbye Herbie! ๐Ÿ˜ข
We hope to see you soon again ๐Ÿ™ …

As for now, we’re heading to Los Angeles to catch our flight back home and rented a Jeep to get there.

Herbie’s Going Back Home

After touring more than 3,300 miles (5,300 km) in Herbie across the US Southwest the past three weeks, we just arrived in his hometown of Ridgecrest, California, again.

Our final leg ended traditionally by traveling from Pahrump, Nevada, through Death Valley.

Herbie’s Our Champion!

Herbie became a US resident almost a decade ago. Therefore I have to inspect him technically myself, since the Austrian AAA is no longer “responsible” for that…

Today I was doing some maintenance work on Herbie again, just as changing the spark plugs etc. And we are proud to say that our beloved companion never ever let us down on our trip around the globe! He’s our champion!

The Salvation Mountain

On our tour around Salton Sea we also visited the Salvation Mountain near Niland again.

In 2011, when we were there for the first time, we met the 80-year-old artist Leonard Knight, who created this wonderful site. Just a couple of years later he passed away. Leonard Knight and his mountain even appeared in the Hollywood movie “Into The Wild” by Sean Penn.

Roy’s Motel in Amboy, California

We just traveled from Las Vegas to Palm Springs in Southern California. In the small town of Amboy we crossed America’s Mother Road – the Route 66 – again and took a picture of our Love Bug in front of the world famous Roy’s Motel. Later on we admired the countless Joshua trees and the marvelous desert dunes along the road…