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On our way to San Diego! Instead of driving through the southern desolate Arizona and California deserts in the 110+ degree heat, we took a detour through "Vegas"...actually Boulder City. Still temps in the hundreds, but better traveled and with a Hoover Dam.
I should mention: I do not care for Vegas. At least, the flashy, gambly, over- …
... built a 4 foot walkway around the Equator. There is that much concrete in the wall it would have taken a 100 years for the concrete to set because of the heat and depth. To get around this .they put water pipes through the concrete so that they could run cold water through them to cool it down.
Micah and I went on the Tour down into the workings of the Dam. We enjoyed ...
... our home in La Quinta, I ride east toward Thermal, 115 feet below sea level, and home of the Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport. The facility has an 8,500-foot runway, long enough to accommodate a wide-body jetliner. It’s where the fancy small jets land for East Valley residents who prefer to live large and not fly commercial. The airport is named for one-time Indio resident Jacqueline Cochran (1906-1980), considered to be one of the ...
... newest outdoor social center the LinQ where we dined with Jimmy Buffett and has some killer Margaritas. The next stop related to seeing some amazing crazy American obsession, THE SPRINKLES ATM. Yes it spit out cupcakes after you slid your card and we're charged a mere $4.25 for one. The sheer novelty made it worth every penny. We eventually made it to Bellagio to see the fountain show before heading to New York New York where the fun wouldn't end until 3AM on Easter. I ...
This is a long post, got alot to cover & it's been a crazy last 4-5 days... rode from home to Jacksonville on Friday for the IBA banquet Friday night, then rode around Jax & St Augustine on Saturday, which culminated in a supper with the other riders that were going cross-country on Sunday.
Rolled out of the start point at Jacksonville Beach on Sunday morning - gas receipt said 5:18am - pretty much on time.
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