Charlie has now been in California for a month! He is really enjoying his time in this huge state, in fact could fit England into this state nearly 4 times! He has been busy making new friends and visiting lots of touristy sights in the sunshine.
Death Valley was his hottest ride on the motorbike to date. For the first time in our trip he had to remove his red jumper as temperatures soared above 40 degrees. This valley is the hottest and driest National Park in the USA, with fewer than Five centimeters of rainfall each year. During his stay here, Charlie visited the USA’s lowest point, called Badwater Basin, this salt bed is 85 meters below sea level. Despite its name, animals and some plants live and grow in this extreme valley. Snakes, Eagles, Scorpions, Foxes and even Mountain Lions make this desert their home. These animals have all adapted to live in one of the hottest places on earth, with temperatures reaching up to 56 degrees during the summer.
Next stop was the land of show business… Hollywood and Los Angeles. Charlie was excited to reach Los Angles and enjoyed camping next to Beyoncé’s house. Charlie decided to take a tour bus to explore some famous sights such as Hollywood’s walk of fame. A road with over 2,500 stars along the pavement naming famous Actors, singers, directors and other famous people. Here we spotted lots of names, from Shrek, to Michael Jackson to Donald Trump (a man who is hoping to be voted the next president of the USA).
The tour then took us to a place were lots of rich people live, this area is called Beverly Hills. Our tour guide pointed out the homes of lots of celebrities including, Taylor swift, Miley Cyrus, Rhianna, Justin Timberlake, and the creator of Walt Disney’s former home.
Charlie’s final stop in California was to San Diego. Here Charlie was treated to a visit from ‘The Blue Angels’, they are the United States Navy’s flight demonstration squadron. The Blue Angels Fly F/A -18 Hornets, they are most commonly seen flying in a group of 4 to 6 pilots. They fly all over America performing Arial displays. One of their most famous formations is the tight Diamond just like the one below. They were very loud and impressive to watch.
Charlie’s time in America is almost over. He has just 2 more states to visit on a week road trip with some of his friends from England. But for his final American experience he is swapping the motorbike for a soft-top convertible car!