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Today we find ourselves taking on the 2nd and final land transfer of our massive trip. We really enjoyed the 1st class train journey from Washington to New York; it was a great way to see country we wouldn't have normally seen whilst in the air. So we were hoping that today's 4 hour luxury coach trip from Vegas to LA would provide us with the same …
... on the expressway, there is no mute button.
Anyway, we entered Arizona with much aplomb, only to find the first half of the Arizona quite flatter than we expected. It made sense to me, as I remembered that Arizona is known for it's most famous attraction, a hole in the ground made by a river.
But soon the flat land gave way to beautiful pictured rocks, and we pulled off to explore Petrified Forest National Park. ...
... s boast is that it was the honeymoon venue for Clark Gable and Carole Lombard. Although rather commercialised, this small town has been preserved as a Western mining town, with boardwalks, saloons, and plenty of people ready to take your money. They still have gunfights, about three times a day, though they were firing blanks, and raising money for a children's hospital today. Descendants of the burros (donkeys), who were pack animals and hauled ...
... are areas of redwoods too. This is the isolated land of the rare condor and the sea lion. Everywhere we went we saw humpback whales spouting and diving, sometimes in groups if two or three. This slowed down our progress as we stopped to continue collecting evidence of our whale-filled year. To see humpbacks is amazing. Unlike the grey whales of Oregon, humpbacks are bigger and have a noticeable dorsal fin. They also breathe more often and more quickly. We ...
... is the first place I've seen gas at over $5 a gallon. I crossed over the interstate and embarked on the 70 mile stretch through the heart of the Mojave Desert where the towns of Essex, Danby, Chambless, Amboy and Bagdad have either disappeared or almost disappeared. The road rises constantly to Cadiz Summit which has also lost its cafe and gift shop and the remaining buildings are covered in graffiti. All along the side of the road people have arranged stones ...
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