Monday, September 03, 2007

Vacation...Road Trip to San Diego

Saturday, August 25

9:00 a.m.
Black cat crosses in front of our van as we arrive at Papa Dave and Grandma Ann's. We load up last minute stuff into their car and ours, and off we go.

10:10 a.m.
Parking lot on the 202. Darn that black cat!!! Mental note for next trip: Check for freeway closures. Once home, write letter to ADOT (Arizona Department of Transportation), telling them to try thinking.

Looking back at Grandma Ann and Papa Dave's car.

Nothing but red brake lights ahead...sigh.

11:30 a.m.
Finally drive three miles to get off freeway, head to Casa Grande for lunch. Next stop at Yuma. Carl's Jr has an awesome play area for the kids! Finally we cross the California state line.

Sand dunes along the Arizona/ California border.

Look out, dust storm ahead.

Enormous car chopping/ pureeing windmills.

Can you say wind power?

Precious cargo. Are we there yet?

7:30 p.m.
We finally arrive at our rental in San Diego. We hear waves on the beach, all is good.


MaryP said...

Waves on the beach! Lovely sound. Have a GREAT holiday!

Lady M said...

Loooove San Diego! My folks say it's hot there this week, but it should still be a little cooler than Arizona. :)

Anonymous said...

I can't believe they would do road work on a holiday weekend! That picture of the dunes is amazing. It looks like it should be in the Middle East!

Anonymous said...

Blech to construction work. We've had a ton of it around here all summer and it's highly obnoxious. Although....the majority of our roadwork is done at night, which makes things a bit easier.

Love the sand dunes!!

Laurel looks bored and/or sleepy in her car seat!! Ian? Looks happy as can be!!

Elizabeth said...

yay road trips, ugh traffic!

Damselfly said...

Those dunes are amazing! And the kids in their striped shirts are so cute. Fly is a bad road-tripper.

Rachel said...

Waves on the beach can make anything good.

Kelly M said...

Those sand dunes look awesome! I've never seen them before!!

Sherri said...

The sand dunes and windmills are BEAUTIFUL!! I would love to go that far west!!

Generic Dave said...

Black cats are lucky! I blame Paul's incredible sense of direction on this one.