With the time change as we travel west, we got up this morning at 4:30 AM! Arrrghhh!
We were on the road leaving Kingman, Arizona by 5:50 AM.
We saw lots of desert and dry, parched landscape.
We passed through Arizona and arrived in California where we noticed the price of gas jumped. We went from looking for $3.94 gas to hoping we could get $4.47! We even saw $5.00 gas prices. We arrived at the Marriot Residence Inn which was a present from our son-in-law who travels a lot for work and had gotten Marriot Rewards. Very nice, indeed. We are cheap travelers and never stay at fancy hotels. You may have noticed. We are enjoying this hugely.
We managed to find Pier C in Long Beach, California to ship our van to Hawaii before our Tom Tom (GPS system) decided to fizzle out on us! Our dear friend, Jean drove over an hour to meet us at the loading lot to pick us up and drive us back to the hotel.
I met Jean and her husband, Mike in Holland when Art got the bright idea that I might like to bike through the country even though I'd not been on a bike in some 30 years. But that's another story... The tour provided me with LOTS of exercise, photos of gorgeous scenery and flowers and BEST of all, a good friend!
I can't get over the luxury of staying at an expensive hotel. We are loving this totally! There's free coffee and tea that you can make yourself, larger bars of soap and nice shampoo, a kitchen and a working Internet! Yahoo!
We leave bright and early tomorrow morning after a FREE breakfast and FREE shuttle service to the aiport. I am so loving this.
Oh my gosh! Tomorrow, we'll be in Hawaii!