So, we're off on our transcontinental journey from west to east, secure in knowing that Ivan the Terrier is well looked after, along with the old homestead.
After having lunch at Applebee's with my aunt Carrie in Beaumont, California, along with her friend Dee and Tom & Marlene who came down the mountain from Idyllwild, we were able to make it as far as Twentynine Palms for our first day of travel. Stayed at the Best Western, and had a very pleasant experience at an Italian restaurant called Bistro Twentynine for dinner.
The Route 66 portion of our trip won't officially begin until we hit Needles a little latter today, and then we're planning on making it as far as Kingman, Arizona.
We've already completed the California portion of Route 66, so we're not cheating by starting in Needles. And when I say we completed, I mean the whole thing from Foothill Blvd. to Sunset to Santa Monica all the way out to the pier where we rode the Ferris wheel and had some very expensive Margaritas.
And the best part, is that it looks like a top-down-on-the-convertible kind of day.