Americas Best Value Inn - Needles
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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Very Nice Motel right on "old Route 66" Clean and comfortable
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There is a strange beauty in the desert as bleak as it is. We have left behind the beauty of the rocks and the fresh green landscape and exchanged it for the dry, hot, desert. Our first stage takes us through Sitgreaves Pass - 122 sweeping and some hairpin bends over 9 miles. No barriers on the sides and a narrow road. Apparently during the days of the westward expansion, the travellers on Route 66 used to hire locals to drive them through. I could see ...
... 150! We haven't worked out the consumption rate yet, but suffice to say she's a thirsty beast.
At this point our overnight stop was still some 4 hours away in Needles, CA accessed via many long straight roads and featureless plains comprising cactus and desert grasses. This region has suffered badly with drought over the last few years which is typified by numerous 'dust-devils' twisting away on each side of the ...
... Arizona Museum. There were also all types of different crystals in there, selenite & limestone crystals.
They even provide accommodation down there at the cost of $400 for 2 people!! They have 2 queen beds, lounge area, stereo, TV with DVDs, phone, fridge, microwave, etc. I'm not sure I'd be keen to spend a night there though. They also have tiered seating, with seats from the old Kodak Theatre in LA which is set up for weddings of which they have had a ...
... we would pitch for the night and also warned me about rattle snakes, but more importantly, tarantulas!! We got a pitch right on the river; I announced DEFCON 0 bug defence (on no account should the door be left open for more than a millisecond lest we have a giant spider invasion). We then had time for a swim. Never mind the spiders, getting shredded by a jet ski was more ...
So far we have traveled 6000 miles. I have done all the driving. Worked out that going around Australia, we would have traveled from home along the coast, all down the bottom and all the way around through Perth and up to Darwin. By the time we finish, we would have got back home.
Tracy's name did not get put on the car renter and because she left her purse at the first hotel, she doesn't have her licence on her anyway. She has been ...