This morning started out cool and crisp in Flagstaff, and we got on the road at about 6:00 am for our drive into southern California. Here are my observations for today:
- If you’ve never had the joy of staying in Flagstaff, seriously consider it. But traveler beware: there is such a thing as pine pollen allergies. Humom can tell you all about it, I’m afraid.
- If you’ve never had the joy of renting, owning, or driving an RV, you really should consider it. I’m sure it’s not for everyone, but Humom and I have seen some amazing scenery along the drive - all stuff that would have been “fly-over” if we’d just hopped onto Southwest.
- If you’ve never had the joy of driving west from Flagstaff on Interstate 40, drivers beware: the roads haven’t been repaired since Eisenhower was in office.
We crossed into California after driving through some of the most wide-open countryside we’ve ever seen… and then it continued even after we were in the sunshine state. I commented that I half expected to see a John Wayne movie being filmed. Humom said it reminded her of Stephen King’s Desperation/The Regulators. The mountains and rolling hills make you realize how amazing - and enormous - our country really is.
I don't even feel bad about all the bugs I killed, but sorry it messed up the picture...
One of the visitors, Sebastian, after meeting Sauerkraut, wandered off and came back just a moment or two later with a piece of paper and a pencil, and in about one minute drew up this amazing portrait. Thank you so much, Sebastian!