We started our trip in New York, but not before being on the Empire-State-Building (fantastic view over the city) and making a stop at Ellies-Island (where you learn a lot about the history of the emigrantes).
From New York we travelled to the Niagara-Falls and headed southeast to Washington D.C., worth seeing there are the Vietnam- and the
Korea-Memorial, the Obelisk, the Lincoln Memorial, the Arlington National Cemetary with the grave of the Kennedy Family,
the grave of the Unknown Soldier and the tombstone for the crew of the Shuttle âChallengerâ.
Passing along Shenandoah Parkway we reached the heart of Country Music âNashvilleâ, with the legendary saloon âTootsieâ,
the Ryman Auditorium and the great Opry Land.
Only a daytrip away are Lynchburg (Jack Daniel Factory) and Memphis, the home of Rock ânâ Roll (âGracelandâ, the property of âElvis Presleyâ) and of the Blues (the Beale Street).
Heading back to the Eastcoast and than to the most southern point of the US â the Keys - , we had a look at the Coke-Factory in Atlanta,
stopped in Daytona Beach, Cape Canaveral (here you hear everything about the space history); Miami(the place to party) and
Key West (the home of Hemmingway and his prefered bar âSloppy Joeâ).
Back on the mainland, we headed west through the Everglades National Park, passed Ochopee with his tiny little postoffice and
Floridas Panhandle to âNew Orleansâ (delicious Cajun Food and the Jazz around Bourbon Street in the French Quarter).
A place you should not miss!
From here we headed north to Chicago, where Michael, a very good friend, offered us a safe place for storing our bike. In Chicago we ended successful our first USA-Trip after beeing on the road for 4,5 weeks and 7260 Kilometer and knowing that we will come back the following year.