Hi Everyone and welcome,
Over the next 2-3 weeks I'm going to drive from L.A. to N.Y. Ive just spent a year at Dreamworks in L.A. so it will be good to see some of other less well known spots of America.
So here's my first post,
I actually set this up last night but immediatley forgot my password so here we go again.
I met my friend Grant at Barney's Beanery on Santa 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!
It was about 10.30 am before i left L.A. this morning, My lovely flat in Pasadena is all empty.
I had picked up the jeep yesterday and had it all packed up so i was in fairly good shape.
(the guy at the car rental place was flabbergasted that i was driving to N.Y. to drop the jeep off at a depot there!)
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 to take 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 soundtrack music 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!
I've 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.