8:26 am - Friday - November 3rd - SoCal - 54º F, humidity 72%, wind 3 mph out of the west by southwest. Heavily overcast with a forecast high for today of 66º F.....quite a difference from one month ago when it was 100º F!
Thursday was road trip day so we were up by 6:15 am putting the finishing touches on our packing (TLE) and writing the blog (moi)......our goal was to be in the car and on the road by 8 am at the latest, and we beat that goal by 20 minutes! Within 10 minutes we were stopping off at the Union 76 gas station near Lone Rock (has the best prices within 30 miles....$2.89/gallon for premium) to fill up our tank, and then we were on our way north on US-89 to Kanab, UT where we then took US-89A to Fredonia, Arizona where we picked up SR-389 westbound, which became Utah SR-59 just past Colorado City, AZ.....SR-59 took us to Hurricane, UT where we picked up SR-9 and within 10 miles were merging on to I-15 which we would ride back into Arizona, then into Nevada and through Las Vegas and into SoCal once again........
.....the scenery in this part of the Canyon Lands reminds one of why you come here in the first place......just breathtaking.......
.......we made our first stop at Hurricane, UT for a bathroom break, and to switch drivers. TLE then took the helm all the way to Jean, NV where we fueled up again ($3.85/gallon for premium....almost $1.00 more per gallon than Lone Rock), then I took the helm to Primm, NV.....the last Nevada city before you cross into California. We again stopped to get a bite to eat at the local Starbucks. Once again I was at the wheel and took us all the way into SoCal. There was one more bathroom break near Barstow, CA........then it was just another hour to our destination.......we arrived at my son's home by 4 pm, which was what I had estimated the day before......perfect!
We spent a lovely evening with my son, Chris, Rochelle (wife) and their son Christopher.....Chris made up some fried shrimp with red potatoes for dinner and we sat eating and talking until a little after 8 pm. They go to bed pretty early, so we went to our room and watched some more 'Mad Men' on their Netflix.....sweet. I always tell TLE that staying at Chris and Rochelle's home is like staying at a nice hotel!
Friday will be a busy day for us.....we have to cram 3 days of shopping into one, which will include a couple of new front tires for the Beetle....time for some new shoes!
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