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Travel Blogs from Needles
... charge confiscatory prices for everything from a bottle of water ($2.99) to a guided tour ($30). Who owns these things anyway?
By the time we were ready to leave the dam for our day's destination, a real storm was brewing. The humidity had climbed even higher than it had been when we arrived and the wind was blowing something fierce. The sky was black above our intended route so after checking the weather radar ...
Mon, Jun 10, 2013
Departure: Flagstaff, Arizona
Arrival: Needles, California
Miles: 206 miles
Travel Time: 5 hours
When we left Flagstaff this morning, we had a plan with options. We could stop in Kingman, or we could stop in Needles, or we could go to Barstow, which would be about 350 miles. That was our initial decision: to make it to Barstow. By the time we made it past Kingman, I was getting ...
Feb 9 – Feb 11, 2013
Motorhome Trip Odometer – 3,733
Leaving Boulder City, with a short 90 mile drive, we headed south and ended up in Needles, CA. Why Needles? We're not sure. I had heard of Needles in the history of Route 66 and thought it might be a good place to try. So here we are. This is the apex of our western drive. Everything ...
We headed to California Adventure & Disneyland on Tuesday for another 6 hours of screaming and laughing like children. I faced a lifelong fear by entering the Tower of Terror for a death-defying 5-story drop in an elevator, only to find it was my favorite ride of the 2 days! I was also convinced to go on the California Screamin' rollercoaster (as a single rider, no less!) despite my hatred of loop-de-loops. I found myself enjoying it, throwing my hands in the air instead ...
... humans living in the area. I make note that the trees and shrubs are getting buffeted pretty good!
We eventually slow to 55 mph and hold that speed. The trucks are not going much faster. After a 2.5 hours of travel we reach the outskirts of Kingman, AZ. The entire 150 miles that we had passed through offered not one rest stop that was open and only one spot wide enough to get off of the highway. We took advantage of that ...