As promised on Facebook, here are some boring pictures and videos I took on Road-Trip-2011-Part-01.
Last Friday Natalie and I made a trip out to Palm Desert, CA to pick up a car and drive it back. The trip out was… a little long. But with some nice scenery. Once again T-Mobile failed me. From Jerome to the CA border I had absolutely NO service. The driver had 3G with VZW the whole time, even in the mountains. Perfect.
BUT, we had a pretty good time on this trip. Saw some stuff we hadn’t seen before and enjoyed some great refried beans, and awesome fish tacos! enjoy:
I took a couple of pictures and some short, boring, videos on the way. Check out the pictures on a map, by following this link.
This was my view for the majority of the ride out. Vast stretches of grass and a few trees.
I took this video somewhere out on Highway 60: Catch that exciting part at the end with the stop sign? wow. We stopped in some little town called Salome for breakfast. This is where i was standing…
When I took this picture:
And then we pressed on!
For some reason the were building a huge roundabout in the middle of nowhere. I don’t get it either.
|From California, Jan 2011|
With all these antennae and towers and stuff you’d think I’d get some cell phone reception, wouldn’t you? No luck T-Mobile!
Once on I-10 we moved pretty swiftly. The only thing of note before we hit California was Quartzite, AZ. Which is basically a bunch of people either Buying, Selling, or camping in RVs. thats it. Nothing else. A sea of Recreational Vehicles. I really couldn’t understand it.
once here, we went down some city-type streets to Palm Desert, waited around for a while, picked up the car we were driving back, and went off on our own to find food, gas and go in the wrong direction for 10 minutes looking for the freeway again. Yes folks, i was a bit disoriented and drove northwest looking for my turn until Natalie checked GPS and found how off course we were. Thanks to her we found our way back to the 10, and some FOOD!
If you ever take i-10 out to Palm Springs or LA, or that general direction, I definitely recommend stopping off for a bite at this cool little Mexican Cafe.
We had some of the BEST fish tacos.EVER.. Good sauce, pico de gallo and made with fresh red snapper! I almost ordered a 3rd plate even though i was full. The frijoles were fresh as well, no canned beans!
With bellies stuffed with beans, fish, and salsa, we found our path and kept going straight into AZ, through Goodyear, up the 101, then 17 and back HOME!
here is the only worthwhile video of the trip back (it was all in the dark) wherein I annoy Natalie pretending that the huge ramp down from the 101 to I-17 is the Death Star trench: