We ended up moving last night about 11 p.m. because it was way toooo noisy between the two big rigs. (Don’t know what we were thinking.🤔) Sounded like they had their generators or their engines running, not sure, but we had to move. Turns out, up the street Denny’s and Flying J share RV parking for travellers. Yay!!
My view this morning. Look at that sunshine.😎🌞
I woke up well rested ready to push on. The sun is shining!! Oh how I have missed the sun warming my face!! I have not felt the sun on my face like this since we left Larry and Donna’s house in Penn Valley, CA on May 9th. Oh, WELCOME, WELCOME, WARM SUNSHINE ON MY FACE!😆😎
A tidbit of info for my overseas followers: The city of Barstow serves as a popular midway point for drivers traveling between Los Angeles, California and Las Vegas, Nevada (aka Sin City) as well as Bullhead City/Laughlin.
We are heading south bound on the 15 to Los Angeles.
I spied this metal ice chest on the back of this jeep. I have not seen one in YEARS. Just thought it was an interesting sight.😉
California highway views.
Surprisingly the southbound highway is not too busy this morning… yet. Although the closer to the city we get I see the freeway getting busier heading the opposite direction. That stands to reason, it’s a holiday weekend. The weekend warriors will be out and about today.
Since our traveling style thus far consists of “flying by the seat of our pants” we wanted to be home before the warriors hit the road. I’m sure they’ve made reservations to their favorite getaway spots. We want to be off the road before all of that congestion and (possible) road rage hits. 🎭
As we passed through Bullhead City/Laughlin yesterday one could feel the energy and see the preparation in anticipation of the weekend crowds. Shiny, clean jestskis galore we’re lined up on several lots ready and waiting for the warriors arrival. Hotels were flashing their weekend specials, various stores had eye catching dispays in their windows. I spied several new advertising signs, some remodeling and fresh coats of paint. The town is ready for the invasion this holiday weekend.🥾👟🏊♂️🏊♀️🚗🚙
Bullhead City is ready, and waiting…
Nice mountain view as we get closer to the cities.
It’s still early, about 9:30 a.m. and the freeway looks like this.
I DID NOT MISS THIS TRAFFIC. The closer we get to our home town the thicker traffic is becoming.🥺🤪😖 I do not drive in this mess unless I absolutely have to. Craig does the majority of the driving. In fact, typically if we leave Carson, he drives.
This traffic is one of the main reasons I am so ready to leave the L.A. area (and the cost of living)…too many people have moved here.😑 It is far tooo congested.
OBSERVATION: We noticed a vast cost difference in fuel as we traveled. Diesel ranged from $2.99 to $4.99 / gallon and propane was $2.79 to $3.99. / pound. (I think its sold by the pound.) 🤯🤪 Of course, California is on the upper end of those scales.😖
Well, we are close to home.🏡 We stopped in Lakewood, the next town over, for a snack. Yang Chow 2 has the BEST slippery shrimp. The original Yang Chow is in China Town, downtown L.A. this is a mini version of the restaurant with limited menu items. But their most POPULAR menu item is their slippery shrimp. It is a little sweet and spicy. Delish!Alas, they were closed.😫 They don’t open until 11. Oh well, we are going home to unload.
It’s late morning and we unloaded the vital stuff; toiletries, clothes and food items. I will wash the fridge, stove, kitchen and clean the bathroom tomorrow. Shorty will get a good bath and the floors and rugs will be cleaned. Yea, shorty will get a good cleaning inside and out. Tomorrow.
After unloading the vital stuff we headed to lunch. We both wanted BBQ so we headed to Lucille’s BBQ Smokehouse in Torrance, CA. after a good lunch we are back home.
It is warm and sunny today in Carson. Ummm….🌞SUNSHINE. I have missed you.
I found one of our cats basking in sun in our backyard. We have two 14 year old cats; Cali and Boots, sisters. Neither of them came to me right away when I called them. They are a little skiddish around strangers. It took them a few minutes to warm up to me. They can be moody girls.😸😾
I’m here with Shorty finishing this post. This is where I come to write, think or when I just want some quiet or alone time. Shorty is MY LADY CAVE. He is the other guy who gets my time and attention. 🥰
Well, I guess I’ll strip the beds and go in the house and watch a movie with Craig.