Thursday, August 23, 2012

Left Turn At Albuquerque

It has been a while since you have been on a Road Trip with Cindy and Jimmy, so early this morning we loaded up and hit the road, what happens over the next couple of weeks I will share with you and as you know it just may be anything.

My plans were to leave the house at straight up 5am, and after loading up the car until after dark last night to assure that I would be ready, I sat drinking coffee with Cindy’s Dad this morning knowing well and good that 5am was really going to be closer to 6, because Cindy didn’t have the same plans as I.

After making a stop at Micky Dees in Twenty Nine Palms for breakfast because “We always do this” according to Cindy, I said what do you mean always, we have only been through here twice, she said yes and we stopped here both times, so now its like a Family Tradition I said, she replied, you got it, so now it appears we have a new Family Tradition.

We headed out across the desert because this is always the fastest way to go, it turned out to be not near as fast due to sand covering the road in several spots, they say it Never Rains in Southern California—it pours, and it appears it had been.

The salt flats near Amboy, CA were still as I recalled, looked like a bunch of salt with sand mixed in, actually here is where they scoop high grade rock salt from the desert and ship it all over the country for commercial use, this fact actually got me to thinking about the health conscious folks.

If everyone is on a Sea Salt kick and it is so good for you, rather than harvest it from the sea, why can’t we get salt from the desert and clean it up for the table with the name “Desert Sea Salt”, just a thought mind you, and can you just imagine the commercial for this one.

Just past the salt flats Cindy noticed a large amount of growth in the distance, looking closer we realized it was a huge field of tumbleweeds, now mind you it all makes sense to me, they grow them here for a reason, Hollywood is not that far away and with it never raining in Southern California, just where would be the best place to grow a good authentic tumbleweed for the Western movies.

I can see right now that it is a good thing we stopped for the night, early tomorrow morning we will be driving through Albuquerque and getting to the kids house by early afternoon for some fun with our Grand-baby Benjamin.

Sure hope we don’t make a wrong turn in Albuquerque.

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  1. Take lots of pics of the little man... I want to see some!

    Have fun and be careful!

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    1. Hi Ms. A, I will post some pictures when we get back home, I actually ran off and left the cord for the camera connected to my desktop, so the downloads will have to wait Ha Ha

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  2. Can't wait to read more of your adventures.

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    1. Stephen, I will fill you all in as I can for now but when I get home it will be back to business as normal.

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  3. Being a Brit I can only imagine the scenery... but it sounds wonderful. Tumbleweeds, I'd love to see those. It's good how family traditions start... smiled at that, Jimmy. Enjoy your trip.

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    1. Valerie, The scenery is really amazing, the tumbleweeds can be a bother especially while driving, but seeing a whole field of them is impressive.

      I give Cindy a hard time but these little family traditions I do look forward to.

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  4. I've only been to Vegas and Tahoe on the west coast, but would LOVE to visit Albuquerque some day.

    Have a super time on your trip, buddy. Can't wait to see your photos and read all about it.

    Wishing you and Cindy an AWESOME time!

    Have a great weekend!

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    1. Hey Ron, We are actually going to Albuquerque tomorrow with the kids for a couple of days, I can just imagine the things we will see and the stories that come out of it.

      We were in Vegas once and what a busy place, it is amazing the different people you see while traveling :^)

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  5. I'm with Cindy - if you do something twice, it qualifies as tradition. Looking forward to the pictures!

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    1. Now it has been three times so it is now set in stone so to say, I should have taken a picture there Ha Ha, maybe on the trip home.

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  6. I ate at the Del Taco in Twenty-Nine palms. Ahhh memories! Hope you have a safe trip! Enjoy that baby. I am sure he is getting big.

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    1. Thank You Angelia, I am surprised we haven't hit the Del Taco there as of yet, I am not sure if two family traditions that close together would work Ha Ha

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  7. The highway and I are not friends, and stopping for the night qualifies as an Olympic sport of endurance. I strip the bed, look for bedbugs, spray the light switches, phone and remote with Lysol and wear my gym socks while walking on the carpet. The comforter hits the floor and by the time we leave the next morning, I'm exhausted. I wish our new tradition was sleeping in the car.

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    1. Lordy you sound like Cindy, I tell her that after we have stayed in a room there is no need for housekeeping :)

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  8. I love being on the road and also enjoy hearing about the experiences of others doing the same. Like you, I see things and it fills my mind with questions. I never thought about "desert sea salt" though.

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  9. Hey Pat, The play on words sometimes make the trips much more fun, I do the what if's with Cindy so much I think she rarely listens anymore Ha Ha

    I do love a good road trip.

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