Travelling the USA, Canada and Australia



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Impressions (Middle of the West)

Carhenge near Alliance, Nebraska, consists of old American cars arranged in a circle, similar to the stones in British Stonehenge. Additionally, they have been sprayed grey. Really bizarre, the place, you don’t see something like that every day.



The Wall Drug Store on Interstate 90 in South Dakota has been advertising itself on huge billboards along the highway since 1931. It became known through the campaign, that still exists today, of distributing free ice water, up to 20,000 cups on good days in summer. A cup of coffee offered for 5 cents is another commercial joke. Otherwise, the drugstore is a huge souvenir shop where you can picnic or drink coffee in the backyards, protected from sun and noise.

The Golden Spike National Historic Site in Utah is the place where the transcontinental railway line of the United States was closed on May 10, 1869. The last nail, the “golden spike”, is exposed at the museum. Two brightly colored locomotives from that time are located behind the building, and a film shows how hard it was to complete the railway. Absolutely worth seeing!