After the drama with the car keys, it was 4:30 when we finally got on the road to Vegas. Paul read Walt Whitman aloud to pass the time. It was still snowing like crazy, which made driving scary but photos awesome. We passed an accident that had just happened, when a woman spun out of […]Read more "The dramatic road to Vegas"
Today I learned that it really sucks to lock your keys in the car. Especially when you’re in the middle of nowhere. In a snowstorm. What the car looked like about an hour earlier when we went to pack it. I was dumb enough to not just lock my keys in my car, no I […]Read more "Life Lesson #9 – Locked Out"
The Grand Canyon is amazing. So amazing that even though it was too cloudy to see the sunset at all, we were still blown away. Our mascot, Diego (a wooden turtle we got in Mexico), poses in front of the Grand Canyon. After sunset, we ate at a stereotypical, but genuine, Steakhouse, then headed back […]Read more "The Grand Canyon"
To say we slept badly in our car parked outside the Wickenburg Inn would be an understatement. Apparently deserts get really cold at night, who knew? (ok, we may have had some idea). We slept in our leather jackets and were glad that we had nicked the Qantas pillows and blankets from our flight to […]Read more "The Black Canyon Highway"
Today I learned that you should follow baseball if you want to get a room in Arizona. It was late, and I had been driving for six hours. Keeping me going for the last 150 miles had been the promise of a hot shower and a warm bed in Wickenburg, Arizona. I had made a […]Read more "Life Lesson #8 – No Room at the Inn"
We left San Diego just after 4:00 (about three hours later than planned). The Californian mountains looked like enormous piles of boulders as we drove east for six hours, most of the way parallel with the Mexican border. To pass the time as we drive, Paul is reading aloud the classic American road trip novel, On […]Read more "On the Road"