December 2007 Archives

Barstow via the Grand Canyon (2009) Miles

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The miles are really starting to add up. Spent the night in El Paso at probably the best Holiday Inn ever (50" Plasma at a Holiday Inn?) then drove to Tucson and spent the night there. Not a bad place - we had dinner here which was probably the best food I have had on the trip (although Rudy's BBQ is always good). From Tucson we drove to the South Rim of the grand Canyon for a quick look at the Canyon and took some pictures. Then we drove another 6 hours to Barstow, total driving today: 730 miles. Tomorrow morning we head for L.A.

San Antonio (597) Miles

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Remember the Alamo... Apparently people line up for hours to go inside this sad little building, we learned everything we needed to know from PeeWee. Spent the last three days in Austin, had a wonderful time, the downtown looks wonderful decorated for Christmas. The weather is a bit cold for our tastes - but not too bad.

New Orleans (80) miles

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It took us 12 hours to get into the airport after delays. We were able to get our Rental Car at 1:30AM (they close at 9pm), primarily because we bribed the front desk clerk with $70 to stay late. He was there until 1:30AM to give us our sweet Toyota Corolla which we plan to drive 2500+ miles. Based on the pictures you can see we made it as far as the French Quarter - Here is us at Jackson Square downtown NOLA.