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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Driving across the southwest

After Toyah we had a few hours drive in the Florida rental car we started our journey with, we finally reached El Paso, the gateway to Mexico. I don't know if we have enough time to cross the border and get a sample of the good Mexican food. El Paso is a big border city with commerce passing across the border 24/7. We stayed around El Paso for a day then we set off for LA. This would be the last leg of our trip, it will take 8 hrs of driving and another 750 miles.

Well were traveling west and into Arizona, it is very warm, the temperature is in the 100's. We expect to stop in Phoenix AZ. Actually we stopped in Chandler on the outskirts of Phoenix, this is so we can get supplies at Trader Joe's. It's the best place around for good quality food and it is reasonably priced. After we stocked up we set off to LA.

Having never been to California before, the Children were excited. So, we decided to drive the rest of the way non-stop. Soon we entered Quartzite; this is a small town in Arizona not far from California and the town of Blythe only 25 miles away.

We had to decide which route we would take into LA. I was thinking on taking I-10 all the way into central LA. The best time to hit LA is between 2am and 4am in the morning that way you won't run into all the traffic.

We had to stop for a bite to eat before we entered LA. I had eaten in a Mexican Restaurant in Rancho Cucamonga before and it was excellent, it was just as good the second time.