Well heres my first post,
I actually set this up last night but immediatley forgot my password so here we go again.
I met Grant Viklund At Barneys Beanery on Sants Monica Blvd last night,
Its a traditional ending spot for those who have travelled Route 66 all the way from Chicago.
but me being a bit backwards started there!
Anyway it was about 10.30 am before i left L.A. this morning,
I had picked up the jeep yesterday and had it all packed up so i was in fairly good shape.
My first stop today was in Ludlow where i had some coffee and Apple pie (thanks Nev)
Its steeped in mining history, I was on and off the old route 66, in parts its a bumpy rough road,
and i was only going about 40mph in the rough bits while all the other traffic was whizzing by on the clean and shiny I- 40 freeway less than 100 yards away in places.
I stopped in a place called Needles and took a picture,
I just like the name!
I got to Oatman later on and it was a bit late in the evening so it was quiet enough,
I stopped totake a picture at the Arizona border but the batteries were a bit dead and the 10 second delay wouldnt work, it was cutting out at about 9 seconds which wasnt enough time for me to get out in front of the sign!Its charging up now though so better luck tomorrow.
It was also a bit dangerous with big trucks rumbling by.
I think i saw about 50,000 trucks today and trains half a mile long.
Ive stopped in Kingman for the night
I was listening to The Joshua Tree while driving through the Mohave desert and
Thanks so much Paul and Kerstin for the 'surprise' cds,
The first song made me laugh so much Paul!
Anyway ive just been to 'Dennys' (for the first time since ive been here) for some food and tomorrow ill get to look around Kingman a bit.