In the summer of 2003, Charlotte and I decided to take a trip across the country by rental car (why a rental? Don't ask--it's complicated, dull, and annoying.), stopping at various friends along the way, seeing the sights, and culminating in our annual visit to the Burningman festival in Nevada. This is the diary we kept along the way.
|25-26||Hot Springs AR|
|?||Oklahoma City OK|
|31||Mesa Verde CO|
|?||Grand Canyon AZ|
|11-13||Los Angeles CA|
|16-24||San Francisco CA|
|24-Sept 1||Black Rock City NV|
|2||Salt Lake City UT|
We left Andre's at 3, groggy and stuffed from a large late lunch, with the plan of camping at Joshua Tree tonight and making it to my brother's in LA tomorrow.
A little after 7, at a gas station just on the Arizona side of the border, we open the door and a hot wind hit our faces. At a guess, I'd say 105 degrees @ 20 MPH.
"We're driving to Los Angeles tonnight," announces Lotte.
I go into the gas atation, pay for our gas, and pick up a Mountain Dew for her and a Starbucks Double Shot for myself.
We merge back onto Route 10 and drive into the setting sun.
Two miles later, we pass the closed California Bird & Poultry Inspection station. "this is the first time I've been in California!" Lotte says
Los Angeles: 230 milesFeel Free