Days Inn South Lenwood
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... couples went to Big Bear so will arrive in Santa Monica tomorrow.
That means more freeway for us but only another hour fifteen so it was head down and go. Wow what a shock as we hit the LA Freeway network after 3 weeks of quiet roads and scenic byways.
On arrival in Santa Monica a swim and a visit to the Santa Monica Pier were in order. The beach hear is so different to home and we watch as the kids got smashed in the murky shore break time and time again. ...
... as it was getting warmer, outside. It wasn't as hot this time, crossing the Mojave desert as it had been 9 weeks so it was nice being back in California again. We left a black copy of the fall with the owners who put it up on the ceiling.
Pulling into Barstow, we picked a hotel with a large pool. Karl, Vicki and Julie headed out to check the shops after we got checked in but were back quickly as there was little to see and what ...
We drove the final leg of Route 66, which is Santa Monica Boulevard today. We started from our campground in Barstow and drove the Interstate until we got closer to Santa Monica then drove the last 25 miles on 66. Otherwise we would still be driving, stopping and starting! As we crested the San Gabriel mountains you could see the smog hanging In the valley. We ...
... motels we have stayed at but they both a pool and a laundry room. With that knowledge we took advantage of their laundry facilities and washed up some clothes. While we were waiting for the laundry to finish I ran over to the pool for a dip. When I stepped into the pool I was first surprised of how cold the water felt! It was however quite nice to cool off and take alittle swim. :) When I got up and started to dry it wasn't too long before the warm air started to ...
... museum housed in an o ld power plant,The Powerhouse,with galleries of old cars,and mementoes and a history of the road with photos.
Then ,the king of kitch,Oatman.It's one main street dressed up as a Wild west town fronts.They are all commercial stores.There are donkeys wandering the streets,asses making asses of the tourists.
A great drive on two lanes until I got to Ludlow.About 5 miles out the road got really ...
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