Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Travelogue: On The Road To California. Day 5.

Day 5  saw us up and out of bed bright and early. We knew we would be driving the 500 miles to Los Angeles and wanted to make sure we got through the more secluded, desert areas before it got dark.

Maddux continued to surprise us with his calm, relaxed attitude. What a little road warrior!

We had a gorgeous drive. I particularly loved the area around Indio, CA, with its snow-peaked mountains right off Highway 10. Breathtaking! I'm already making plans to go to the Coachella Music Festival held here every year (hear that, Nate?!).

We ended up pulling into L.A. right around rush hour (oh joy!), so it took a bit of time to get to historic Fort MacArthur, where we'd be staying for the next two nights. I was expecting a cute little villa like the one in Tucson, but they ended up putting us in a pretty large 3 story house with a weird, empty, serial-killer basement. It didn't help that I learned that this base is considered one of the most haunted in the country!

Here are a few more pictures from throughout the day:

Heading up through Phoenix. I'm sure we murdered thousands of innocent bugs along the way.

Still in Arizona, getting close to the California border.

Mom, aka Nana, and Munchie
We made it. California, Baby!


Katherine said...

What a little cutie! Have a great vacation :)

Nate said...